A group od Underworld adventurers traveling through lush bush on a small open air train

Nile River Rainforest Train

A short interpretative train ride in open carriages through primeval rain forest.

Included as part of every Underworld Rafting and GlowWorm Cave Tour, The Nile River Rainforest Train is also available as a standalone tour, recreating a bygone era where bush trams once prevailed. This memorable journey provides visitors with an interpreted experience of the spectacular wilderness landscapes, set in the Nile / Waitakere River Canyon in the South Island’s Paparoa National Park.

NZD $25 / adult

NZD $20 / child (16 Years old and under) and seniors

Contact us direct for all Nile River Rainforest Train bookings.

Please note: the stand-alone Nile River Rainforest Train experience does not include access to the GlowWorm Caves.

About the activity

You’ll depart on your journey from the Festival Site train station, at the entry to the water-sculpted limestone Nile / Waitakere River Canyon. From towering Kahikatea trees to beautiful Rata, Fuscia and ferns, you’ll see and hear about the lush landscapes as you pass through.

Enjoy the untamed natural wilderness and listen to stories about the miners and other pioneers that helped shape the region. You’ll pass through some of the film sites for the BBC production “The Lost World” and imagine dinosaurs walking in this Jurassic landscape.

Arriving at Softrock Station, nestled beneath the towering limestone bluffs, you’ll have the option of a short walk through the rainforest to the Nile River Suspension Bridge. Enjoy the views up and down the canyon from there, before returning to Softrock Station and back to the Festival Site.

Want to enjoy the Nile River Rainforest Train along with a incredible cave experience?  Be sure to check out our Underworld Rafting and GlowWorm Cave Tour adventures!

Call or email us direct today for your Nile River Rainforest Train reservation.