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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 October 15 to October 21

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Tue 15 Oct
Wed 16 Oct
Thu 17 Oct
Fri 18 Oct
Sat 19 Oct
Sun 20 Oct
Mon 21 Oct

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$85.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$85.00

9spaces priced from:

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$85.00

3spaces priced from:

  • Adult$160.00
  • Child$85.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$160.00
  • Child$85.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$119.00
  • Child$85.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$160.00
  • Child$85.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$109.00
  • Child$85.00

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

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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James Cox from United Kingdom wrote on 14 April 2019

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White water rafting

I had the best time. All the staff were friendly, informative and very professional. Health and safety was a big thing and made us aware of the risks but i was put at ease by our guides knowledge and relaxed approach. The rapids themselves were awesome, some bigger than others but they really got the heart rate up as it was my first time rafting! After the rafting we were given hot coffee/hot chocolate and a cookie to warm up. All in all highly recommended.

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Chantelle Sims from New Zealand wrote on 06 April 2019

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Great fun

Had a really good time! The staff are absolutely lovely and would highly recommend.

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Hannah from New Zealand wrote on 06 March 2019

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Brilliant - loved it :)

Awesome morning out on the Buller River, James and Marty was great guides nod a great laugh. Gutted the river was pretty low and not too much in the way of rapids, but this wasn’t the guys fault. Went with my partner and there were a couple of cracking Irish lads on the trip too. Would definitely book again after a decent rainfall. Cheers boys! :)

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