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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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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 the experience and knowledge of the guide gave us all the perfect mix of... read more

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

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!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 experienced group and very well coordinated. They have all the gear you need (including thermals... More 

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Cannock, United Kingdom
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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 rock at the end which is great fun Equipment is what you needed and safety... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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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 half day grade 3.4) but was the perfecet amount of fun, and adventure. The tour... More 

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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 great – he had plenty of chat and a good knowledge and love of the... More 

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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 are cautious adrenalin junkies--oxymoron????!). Shaun was a multi- personality--starting off as the obsessive boss 1000%... More 

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Reviewed 19 March 2017

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

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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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.

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