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Westport - Wild Rivers Rafting

Raft the legendary "Earthquake Rapids" - a classic New Zealand whitewater raft run though a stunning rain forest.

Highlights

  • Ride down the legendary Buller River Earthquake Rapids, the section with the most whitewater in the Buller Gorge
  • Wild Rivers Rafting, Ltd. is river-guide owned and operated
  • Top qualified guides with combined 28+ years professional guiding on the mighty Buller River
  • Audited and certified by Maritime New Zealand and members of the New Zealand Rafting Association

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 and are committed to making your river trip not only safe, but the best experience possible.

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.

Duration: River time 2+ hours. Allow 4 hours total.

Meeting point: 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 if unsure.

Adult $160.00
Child $85.00

What's included

  • All river equipment/safety gear
  • A snack and locally roasted Certified Organic Fairtrade coffee, tea or hot chocolate after your trip

Duration

  • Allow approximately 4 hours for the whole experience

Restrictions

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

Notes

  • *** IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE NOTE ***

    Due to varying river and weather conditions, all customers MUST get in contact with the tour operator prior to their selected departure time to confirm departure.

    Wild Rivers Rafting reserves the right to cancel or postpone any trip for any reason such as adverse weather and river conditions.

  • Child price applies to ages under 14 years.

Available Bookings from July 15 to July 21

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$112.00
  • Child$75.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$112.00
  • Child$75.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$75.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$75.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$160.00
  • Child$85.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$128.00
  • Child$75.00

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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George from New Zealand wrote on 22 January 2019

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Bladdy good crack

Absolutely essential for anyone who is passing through. The bullet river is truly a wild ride

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Emer-son from New Zealand wrote on 23 March 2018

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Amazing :)

A must thing to do when you're in Westport. We had a great time, Bruce and James is awesome :)

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Julian Huelsmann from New Zealand wrote on 06 February 2020

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Amazing Adventure

Great Experience, great guiding!

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Isabelle from France wrote on 19 January 2020

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Awesome

Such a nice raft with James and Marty! Totally professionals and awesome guys! We recommend 1000%!!!

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Ruth Isaac from New Zealand wrote on 31 December 2019

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Excellent fun, spectacular scenery, great guides

Ths rafting trip was brilliant- the operation is so well run and the guides are very experienced on this river. The gear was excellent and there was limited fuss but plenty of teaching as we went. Safety was obviously number 1 priority, followed by fun. Perfect for my boys (13 & 15) and for the adults too, this who had never done it before and those who had. The rapids were just awesome fun and a little bit scary at times but what a thrill! Thanks to the team, especially Bruce our guide.

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