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Westport - Wild Rivers Rafting

Judged TOP CHOICE Lonely Planet, 2012

Join us on a wild ride down the legendary Buller River Earthquake Rapids, the section with the most whitewater in the breath taking Buller Gorge.

Adventurers will experience plenty of white water action. Challenge yourself at the "swim" rapid and the optional 8 metre cliff jump.

First Rafting Trip? - No worries!! Your guides will give you full rafting safety instruction. Marty and Bruce are committed to making your river trip not only safe, but the best you?ll experience. Because the Buller River is a large volume wild river with no dams to regulate the flow, the rapid Grade 3 to 4 varies with rainfall. Ask us about the river flow when you book.

Wild Rivers Rafting, Ltd. is river-guide owned and operated. Top qualified guides Marty and Bruce have a combined 28+ years professional guiding on the mighty Buller River. Our rafting operation is audited and certified by Maritime New Zealand, and we are members of the New Zealand Rafting Association.

Wild Rivers Rafting reserves the right to cancel or postpone any trip for any reason (i. e adverse weather/river conditions). We provide all river equipment/safety gear. After the trip, relax and enjoy a snack served with locally roasted Certified Organic Fairtrade coffee, tea or hot chocolate.

Bring towel, swimwear and a sense of adventure! River time 2+ hours. Allow 4 hours total.

Minimum age 10 years old, or 13 when river is running high.

Meet your guides on SH 6 at the Iron Bridge between Murchison and Westport. We'll transport you to the river trip start. Please see the map or ask us for directions.

 

Prices

  • Adults $160
  • Children under 14 years $85
  • Available Bookings from April 30 to May 06

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    Emily Abrams from New Zealand wrote on 02 November 2015

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    Incredible Trip!

    Me and three friends booked this trip not knowing what to expect. We were greeted by two of the most lovely guides, Bruce and Marty. They were so accommodating, provided us with plenty of clean gear to keep us warm, and took us on an absolutely incredible trip. Even though the water levels were somewhat low, the rapids were still large and exciting. Afterward, they treated us to hot cocoa, hot coffee, and chocolate cookies. I would thoroughly recommend this trip to someone looking to have an incredible experience in an absolutely gorgeous location!! 5 stars, no question.

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    Jon Legregin from New Zealand wrote on 02 November 2015

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    Awesome time rafting!

    Had the pleasure of and the experience was amazing. Our guides, Bruce and Marty, were great. Despite us showing up later they were very accommodating and extremely nice. For several people in our group, it was our first time rafting but they were very patient and ensured that we felt well prepared by the time we reached the first Rapids. Overall great experience must-do if in the Westport area! Thanks again Bruce and Marty!

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    Beth from New Zealand wrote on 17 December 2016

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    First-time Rafter

    I've long wanted to go whitewater rafting, and when on the West Coast with a friend, decided to give it a go. I am not a swimmer and had never done anything like this before, so there were some nerves, but ... wow! The trip was amazing and I really hope to do more rafting in future years. I'd highly recommend this trip to others. Would have been great to have a GoPro for an option to purchase the video, or some on-the-river shots, but if you take your own camera someone will take photos from high above the river for some pretty cool shots, too.

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    Sue Broadfield from Australia wrote on 12 December 2016

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    You have to do this!

    Had the best time rafting with Bruce and Marty. Bruce explained everything really well and gave clear instructions so, even though we were mostly novices, we successfully navigated the grade 4 rapids and had a fantastic afternoon with lots of laughs. Still pinching myself as I can't believe I have rafted grade 4 rapids! This is a must do trip.

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    Alwyn Lerm from South Africa wrote on 04 December 2016

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    Very good

    The owners are awesome, had a great experience, thanks!

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