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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.


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).

Available Bookings from April 27 to May 03

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All prices for this activity are shown in NZD ($)

12:00 p.m.
12:31 p.m.
Fri 27 Apr
Sat 28 Apr
Sun 29 Apr
Mon 30 Apr
Tue 1 May
Wed 2 May
Thu 3 May


Adult $149.00


Adult $160.00

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Craig Pond from New Zealand wrote on 24 November 2015

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An exciting experience

Great communication to begin with, gave me a call in the morning to confirm weather and river conditions. Then when we arrived at the office the bloke at the desk was very helpful and informative about all of Murchison (food, accomodation and activities). Then met the whole team, all great guys, got suited up and then got out on the river. Amazing day rafting, awesome scenery and exciting rapids. Then scones and a warm drink to unwind at the base. Would definitely recommend if you're heading that way.

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Rachelle Newton from Australia wrote on 04 April 2018

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Fantastic experience

This was a great trip, we loved it! Sonny our guide was a local and had a wealth of information about the area. We felt very safe at all times. The rafting itself was fantastic and we would highly recommend this company

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Bill Dodds from United Kingdom wrote on 05 March 2018

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White water rafting

Fantastic morning. Lots of info given about the history of the river itself and the rafting and rapids were superb. We even got a chance in calmer waters to jump overboard and have a swim. I’d definitely recommend this to others as I really enjoyed it.

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carrie from New Zealand wrote on 09 February 2018

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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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Rebecca from New Zealand wrote on 06 February 2018

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Awesome experience. Jackie was an excellent tour guide. Lots of fun. Great that we got given the photos as part of the deal and the scones and hot drink was a nice touch at the end.

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