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Ultimate Descents New Zealand - Day Tours

38 Waller Street, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
+64 3-523 9899
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Loved our fun day Rafting the Buller Gorge

Highly recommend this great day out. We had a mix of experienced rafters and total beginners and... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2017
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Buller Gorge rafting

We had a great time - weather was beautiful, nice combination of easy and more challenging rapids... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Ultimate Descents New Zealand is a White Water Rafting Specialist Company based in Murchison at the head of the Upper Buller Gorge. Offering 1/2 day and full day tours on the Buller River. From extreme adventure to family fun, something for everyone.
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38 Waller Street, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
+64 3-523 9899
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

Highly recommend this great day out. We had a mix of experienced rafters and total beginners and the experience and knowledge of the guide gave us all the perfect mix of adrenaline while still feeling safe. Fun fun fun!!!

Thank harry104
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We had a great time - weather was beautiful, nice combination of easy and more challenging rapids and entertaining instructors. Highly recommended!

Thank alexjn2017
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Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Great trip, the guides were heaps of fun and friendly. Didn't need to bring gear along, just turned up and had a blast!

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Reviewed 27 April 2017

We had a really great time with the crew at Ultimate Descents for our white water rafting experience. Due to heavy rainfall we had to raft one of the smaller tributary rivers but Tim and his team made it an incredible experience. Highly professional and...More

Thank rhysticlight
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Excellent scenery, just enough danger and excitement for first time rafters. Some relaxing gliding bits where we could all chat and get loads of info off our excellent guide - Sunny. A bit of swimming is included and a leap or two off a high...More

Reviewed 28 March 2017

I bought my bf vouchers, thinking that we had booked for another river, however such a blessing in disguise. Enjoyed the beauty of the lewis road drive upto Murchison. We hads uch a fun & exciting day!on the water, wasn't really intense (we did the...More

Thank Madiwight
Reviewed 23 March 2017

My wife and I did the “Family” rafting trip with Manu, my wife being a rather nervous paddler. For Manu think Shaggy Rogers from Scooby Doo. It’s a great trip and a nice way to spend an afternoon floating down the Buller River. Manu was...More

Thank Colin H
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Shaun and Jackie and their team were the perfect ambassadors for our introduction to White Water Rafting--we are Canadian and just 'old enough' (late 50's) to think "just a little bit" about safety before we thrown our selves into the maws of the abyss (e.g.--we...More

Thank Erik B
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We had a fabulous afternoon on the river in the very capable hands of Shaun and his delightful team.

Thank MEFH1
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Single rafting guide roaming through NZ. I booked the morning of and was able to get on a trip. Went down on a trip with Sean. Enjoyed the rafting and scenery of the Buller. Staff was very professional.

Thank scorryjones
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6 July 2016|
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Response from Leah C | Reviewed this property |
It's an exhilarating rafting experience that is safe if you follow the guides instructions. I felt safe the whole time and I'm in my 50's with not a great deal of rafting experience. I'm sure you guys will enjoy it 👍
21 June 2015|
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Response from Ultimates | Property representative |
Hi there, Yes it is a good idea to phone first. We do not close down as such, but instead we will run tours on demand for groups of 4 or more people. We have some pretty chilly days, and swimming is probably not on the... More