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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).

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Paul Wilson from New Zealand wrote on 24 April 2019


Real good

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douwev from Netherlands wrote on 24 March 2019

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

Great!! I highly recommend it!!

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

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Harrison Bowers from United Kingdom wrote on 06 March 2019

amazing even when river is low

definitely the highlight of our three week trip. it was so much fun and lots of rapids even in the low water - in fact there were more rapids as the river uncovered some more rocks! sonny was absolutely fantastic and made us feel very safe and was very interesting person.

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Neil Gomery from United Kingdom wrote on 27 February 2019

Top trip

River was low so no grade 4 but a great trip with really good people guiding and taking care of you, highly recommend them.

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