Ultimate Descents New Zealand

Ultimate Descents New Zealand

Ultimate Descents New Zealand
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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.
Murchison, New Zealand

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David J
Bendigo, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
A fun excursion and not too long - I've been on many whitewater experiences around the world and having a short van ride up river is a bonus. The surprise high dive mid way thru was a hoot. And a big shout out to Samson, our guide. From the get go he was friendly and respectful (some guides behave a bit too cool, their ego a little on show). On the raft again he was friendly and knowledgeable too, and lots of fun!
Written 28 March 2024
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MobettainHawaii
Honolulu, HI158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
THE GREATEST Activity on our 3 week tour of the Northern part of South Island! What an incredible day! From the moment we arrived, the team was organized, prepared for our arrival and had everything we needed for our white water rafting journey! Expert instruction from our guide Jaren (aka Frosty) prepared us for the day, he also had a Fantastic personality! When we weren't paddling through incredible rapids, we peacefully floated through spectacular canyons, taking in the scenery. At the end of our journey, as we were driven back to base camp, delicious chocolate cake and hot chocolate & coffee... This was absolutely A PERFECT DAY !!! Thank you Jaren!!! Best surprise: they had someone take photos of us from the riverside, pics attached. We highly recommend this company for your fun adventure!
Written 24 March 2024
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Nicola A
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We had an awesome afternoon rafting on the Buller River. Great rapids with peaceful calm water in between. We got great instructions and information from our guide and felt safe throughout the trip. Plucked up the courage to jump in from a high rock and then floated on down the river in the water. Definitely a trip to remember.
Written 18 March 2024
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NOLA C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
We had level 3 rapids and a pretty novice group. Our guide Sampson was very professional. He took us though the drills to prepare us for the rapids and gave us next level thrills. Highly recommended!
Written 12 March 2024
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C2352OGsuzannem
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Fantastic experience with friends. Samson and the gang were professional, fun and strong on safety. We had a great day on the river and a well earned slice of excellent cake and a brew on our return to base.
Money well spent on a fabulous day out.
Written 13 February 2024
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LASAuckland
Auckland38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023
Absolutely awesome! Five amazing days rafting down the Clarence River, lots of swimming and fun, even the camping! The guides (led by the indefatigable Frosty), were wonderful and they can cook as well as they can raft - aided by Ruth's amazing baking and Chunk's untiring sense-of-humour (seriously how hard is it to spot a goat!). I really can't recommend this trip enough, especially with family and friends! So go book it!
Written 26 December 2023
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Chris
Lacanau-Ocean, France35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Fabulous experience on the Buller River. Felt really confident due to the equipment supplied, easy to follow instructions and the calm demeanour of Tim at the helm. Never done anything like it before and who knows, we may be back sometime.
Written 17 December 2023
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Vanessa Bradley
London, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
One of the bucket list items whilst we were here in NZ was white water rafting and luckily we decided to book Ultimate Descents on the Buller River. Jaren and crew were great, putting us at ease and even managed to convince my wife to don a wet suit after 25 years of avoiding it!!! Jaren was super knowledgeable but not the greatest at singing! The girls especially enjoyed being able to jump in the river, both from the boat and off the rocks. Would 100% recommend - if it weren’t for the fact that we live in the UK we would be definitely be back next year. And shout out to Dani!!!!
Written 16 April 2023
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Gail H
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
My 2nd rafting trip with them and I look forward to coming back! Easy to work with and felt safe! Thank you Adam for a great day!!
Written 21 February 2023
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Swo in NZ
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
We spent an afternoon on the Buller with the team - 17 of us... what an amazing day. Thank you to Ultimate Descents for making it easy, fun, and taking care of us so well, we loved it!
Written 22 January 2023
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