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Ultimate Descents New Zealand - Day Tours
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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.
38 Waller Street, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
+64 3-523 9899
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful day rafting on the Buller Gorge. We were made feel welcome from the very start and during our trip. Lots of fun and scrams to be had and the scenery on the river is awesome. Keep up the good work fellas

Thank Frans B
Reviewed May 4, 2018

My wife and I booked for one of the last days of the season which meant we had the raft and our guide Sunny all to ourselves (with his colleague Tim watching on and taking photos along the route). Sunny clearly knew his stuff and...More

Thank Stephen F
Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

We had great three hours on the Bullet river, a really nice spot for rafting eventhough we had absolutely no rafting experience. There were plenty of rapids as well as just floating in the water passages and a cliff jumping spot with jumping oportuneties from...More

Thank finn932018
Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

Highly recommended! We stumbled on this on a stop-over in Murchison and are so glad we did it. Sunny and Jackie were superb guides and gave us a great balance of adrenaline-fuelled stuff with calmer options for the not-so-crazy. They are clearly very safety conscious...More

Thank bakernotbarker
Reviewed March 8, 2018

We signed up for some rafting before we even arrived in NZ. Yes, we did sign up for two trips...but we thought it would be warmer! It was a cool day but the kit they give you (wet suit, thermal layer, boots, bibs, life-jacket) kept...More

Thank NaughtyBeagle
Reviewed February 25, 2018

Great people, great fun and an experience to remember. We had mixed abilities on board and everyone had a great time. If you want to see parts of NZ you may normally miss, in the company of great people who seem geared for fun, I...More

Thank windowworx
Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

So, as I stood once again in the wet suit provided, I asked myself how I got talked into yet another adrenaline- fuelled activity. My husband can be very persuasive, as much as my grown up kids are astounded at what I have done during...More

Thank NickyWriter
Reviewed February 21, 2018 via mobile

Great trip led by Tim. Perfect for younger families with some good rapids but always felt safe. Overnight camping was great with awesome food provided.

Thank jonnicholls
Reviewed February 15, 2018

We had a great time on our rafting trip. We opted for the young and fun boat and had a great time going in the tougher rapids and flipping the raft over a handful of times. Other folks opted for the more chill boat which...More

Thank Greg H
Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic outing. Kids kept engaged the whole way. Good mix of river and rapids. Hot drinks and scones a great ending too. Very professional. Well done

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Holly M
October 1, 2017|
Response from Ultimates | Property representative |
Hi Holly, Yes we are open on the 26th of December. We are just closed on the 25th (Christmas Day) and the 1st (Boxing Day)
July 5, 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 👍
June 20, 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