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“Excellent guiding” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ultimate Descents New Zealand

Ultimate Descents New Zealand
51 Fairfax Street, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
03 5239 899
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Ranked #3 of 6 Attractions in Murchison
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: 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. From extreme adventure to family fun, something for everyone.
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“Excellent guiding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

I went rafting with Ultimate Descents for a bucks day. We had a brilliant time! The guides were top-notch and were able to make the most of the river which otherwise would have been a little tame for my liking. A great combination of professionalism and skylarking fun.

Visited January 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Safe white water fun for the family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Our guides Sonny and Nicola made sure we had a fantastic trip down the beautiful Buller. Lots of thrills for our two boys (7 & 9yrs) who thought it was an absolute blast. Spills only for mum who managed to fall out on a relatively minor wave... very grateful for the thick wetsuit. Just fantastic to have an adventure activity that the family can do together. Sonny inspired confidence from the start with his calm but certain approach to the kids' safety. Well worth the price and such a lovely way to appreciate this wild river. A definite highlight of our trip!!

Visited January 2013
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“Highlight of my trip to NZ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We had a fabulous experience with Ultimate Descents - who very kindly delayed the trip for us late arrivals . We took two teenage girls who found it exhilarating and a great deal of fun and our guides, Sonney and Simon were very professional, patient and good humoured. My initial anxieties were quickly eased by Simon's instructive and competent manner and the post trip scones were super. The Buller river is a beauty.

Visited January 2013
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“Whitewater Fun in Murchison”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Lots of excitement and fun on the Buller River. Tim and Sonny were great guides, making sure we had plenty of fun in the water and sharing the local history. The best of 5 whitewater raft trips I've done.

Visited December 2012
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“Great for kids!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

We did the Buller family run with our 7 & 9 year olds and we all loved it. The rapids were exciting but not scary for the kids. It was cold but the wetsuits provided did the trick, and the guides were attentive and really just great.

Murchison is one of NZ's whitewater meccas and this is the place to do it. We rafted Queenstown as well, and it was good, but the Buller has the size and volume that can't be found there.

Highly recommended.

Visited January 2012
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