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Ultimate Descents - Buller Gorge Rafting - Grade 3-4

Embark on a thrilling rafting expedition in New Zealand's white water capital Murchison with the rugged West Coast scenery as a stunning backdrop for the ultimate adventure experience.

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The beautiful Buller River runs West and gains its mighty power from the Matiri, Mangles and Matakitaki Rivers journeying through vast canyons before taking on the epic Upper Buller Gorge.

This fast and furious rafting trip will allow you to experience the thrill of Grade 3-4 white water and surging rapids whilst you navigate through the deep gorges and pink granite canyons.

You'll get the chance to catch your breath and relax in the pools surrounded by lush forest, but not for too long as the next set of rapids await you!

You'll be far too pumped up to take photos as you hang on for dear life, so the team will do it for you and you have the opportunity to go home with these awesome memories on disk.

No experience is required, so, take the trip of a lifetime and experience the ultimate in white water adventure!


Duration: 2 hours on the water, allow 4 hours for the whole trip

What to bring: Swimwear

What's provided: Wet suits, Boots, Thermal wear, Splash jacket, Helmet and Life Jacket

Location: Murchison

Price: $160 Adults / Children (Includes transport to and from the river and snacks and refreshments).


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4.9

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Anca from Romania wrote on 26 December 2018

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Amazing experience

We spent the Christmas day in a different way than usual. We had a very nice experience on the Buller river. Out guide, Sunny, is very experienced and he took care of us and our kids all the time. We had the adventure we were looking for and in the same time we felt safe. Sunny is very funny and we had a nice talk. Thank you very much Sunny and Danny and the whole Ultimate Descends team for spending your time on Christmas day with us.

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carrie from New Zealand wrote on 09 February 2018

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Excellent

Had an amazing day on the river with the Ultimate Descents team - really made us feel safe and ready for our rafting trip and was an absolute blast. Thanks for a great trip guys!

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Paul Wilson from New Zealand wrote on 24 April 2019

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Rafting

Real good

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Douwe from Netherlands wrote on 24 March 2019

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Great afternoon of fun

Ultimate Descents runs a great tour on the Buller River! Our raft captain Tim was awesome, and the rest of the team super friendly (they made us scones and tea!). The water was exciting with some cool rapids and cliff jumps although apparently the river was at its lowest so less rapids than usual which was a bit disappointing. Nonetheless, great experience that I'd recommend to anyone.

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Nektarios Chatzilefteris from United Kingdom wrote on 18 March 2019

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Great!! I highly recommend it!!

Beautiful experience! The guys are great and we really enjoyed it!!

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