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Ultimate Descents New Zealand - Day Tours

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Address: 38 Waller Street, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
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+64 3-523 9899
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Ultimate Descents New Zealand is a White Water Rafting Specialist Company...

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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An amazing experience with knowledgeable, friendly and talented people!

There had been quite alot of rain swelling all the rivers the days before we did this, no other rafting teams were going out. We were the only people out with them this day; they... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Kate T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There had been quite alot of rain swelling all the rivers the days before we did this, no other rafting teams were going out. We were the only people out with them this day; they are so friendly you are like one of the team. Incredibly knowledgable about the surrounding landscape and history, as well as hugely competent on the... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a great intro on grade 3/4 rapids in a place spoilt for choice for good rivers to raft. loved the fact it was short (2 hours on water) and so quite cheap. a great appetizer and keen to a longer one now, Thank you Ultimate Descents, you balanced fun and safety v well I thought. Thanks to Shaun and Henry... More 

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited Murchison and took a trip with Ultimate Descents, rafting own the Buller River. We are in our sixties and this trip was our second experience, the first being a gentle float in Canada several years ago. This team were very professional. Their attention to everyone's safety/needs/experience was second to none. The trip was a grade 3 to... More 

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Motueka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Want a wild-water, whirling, wondrous voyage? Try rafting the Buller River with Ultimate Descents in Murchison! An adventurous way to experience learning new skills, team-building, panic, relief, pushing through fear, relaxing, playfulness, camaraderie, beauty...All packed onto one raft in one afternoon!

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Thank Erika V
Brisbane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We had an exciting afternoon rafting, led by our expert guide Henry. My 16 year old son and 14 year old daughter enjoyed it immensely, although both said they would have liked more rapids. They enjoyed being able to jump overboard to float down certain sections of the river and stopping to cliff jump. Well organized trip, highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

It was an exciting experience for me! I enjoyed the Adventure and the wunderfull Nature, Guided by experienced and cool Guides.

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Thank Armella W
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I did the half day white water raft on Buller River with Shawn... what a spectacular choice we made. The entire crew was enthusiastic and professional, the river is beautiful, and the Rapids exciting enough to keep you on your toes but not so scary that anyone felt out of their league. The guides also told us... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I was initially pretty reluctant to do the full rafting rather than just the family one, but I was persuaded and had a fantastic time. Excellent, safe experienced guides who know the river well. Gorgeous scenery. Very well run and totally worth it. Will be a highlight of a trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I did a half day buller river rafting trip. It was my first day rafting and I was a bit nervous but the staff were really friendly and experienced. We got changed at their office in Murchison and they provided wetsuits and thermals so we stayed warm the whole trip. Then a 5 min drive to the river. They explained... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We did a full day rafting trip, which was fun and challenging. The afternoon had really exciting whitewater and we had a delicious lunch floating down the river. The staff were very knowledgable and we were definitely in safe hands. We got hot drinks and scones at the end! Excellent customer service! I would recommend paying the extra price for... More 

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