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Ultimate Descents New Zealand - Day Tours

38 Waller Street, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
+64 3-523 9899
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White Water Rafting!

Unbelievable experience. Murchison is a quaint little town offering great local food, but that is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Yuki P
Great fun rafting on the Buller River!

A fantastic trip with Johnny as a brilliant guide, never thought we'd be swimming in the Buller... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Debbie R
Buxton, England, United Kingdom
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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.
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38 Waller Street, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
+64 3-523 9899
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unbelievable experience. Murchison is a quaint little town offering great local food, but that is besides the point! My husband and I went white water rafting with "Camo", Kara, and "Munchkin". (Hope I spelt those right). The guides truly made the experience even more fun,...More

Thank Yuki P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic trip with Johnny as a brilliant guide, never thought we'd be swimming in the Buller River! Plenty of fun and frights in unforgettable surroundings. Lots of interesting info about the river and the fresh scones and hot chocolate were very welcome afterwards while...More

Thank Debbie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I decided to do the half day white water rafting with UD. It was a busy morning as the also had a school going. Johnny and Julie were the guides We were dealing with. They were very friendly as well as being...More

Thank Gailo43
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped off in Murchison for one night so that we could do the whitewater rafting with UD.. What a really great team and guide was fabulous as made feel very comfortable on first ever attempt and made it a fun afternoon out... nice touch...More

Thank GreensinOz
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We were extremely luck on our morning adventure to have a personalised trip. Our guides Johnny and Jackie were great fun, very knowledgeable about the area and made our trip a memorable experience.

Thank Karen J
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Awesome half-day rafting with UD. Team is professional, fun and entertaining. Great experience, highly recommend!

Thank Claudy525
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Had an awesome time with the crew from UD. Tim and the team are really professional and made the trip safe and really fun. Good rapids to keep the heart pumping and amazing scenery and history. Epic time, thanks heaps!

Thank MoanaNZSUP
Reviewed 27 May 2017

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!!!

Thank harry104
Reviewed 2 May 2017

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

Thank alexjn2017
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Reviewed 28 April 2017 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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Questions & Answers
Holly M
2 October 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)
6 July 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 👍
21 June 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