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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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Great Time!

We had a great time on our rafting trip. We opted for the young and fun boat and had a great time... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Greg H
Family rafting

Absolutely fantastic outing. Kids kept engaged the whole way. Good mix of river and rapids. Hot... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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
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+64 3-523 9899
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks to all the team for this nice experience last autumn! I recommend to all the people who want to discover rafting to go with Ultimate Descents. The team is really professional and they don't forget to laugh! Thank you!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The team at ultimate descents were extremely friendly and accommodating. We were fortunate to have the expertise of two guides - Sonny and Machi. The morning trip was a lot of fun and we felt that the guides really knew how to get the best...More

Thank Andy L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the half day rafting on the buller river and we really enjoyed it! It was the first time for me but I felt confident and had a lot of fun during this activity. The team is very nice and helpful! Furthermore you received...More

Thank Nell_134
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Let me start off by saying I have nothing against the company or the guide. There were several people on my raft who were very vocal about enjoying the experience, and the overall mood was good. However, after being on the river for less than...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had so much fun, I would recommend this to anyone. If you're more nervous you don't have to push yourself as hard. But if you want you want you can push yourself harder. Great hot drinks and scones after.

Thank Hazel M
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Get a fantastic NZ rafting experience with Ultimate Descents! A great family/group fun experience, even for the nervous first timers! We were kept totally safe whilst enjoying the thrills with our wonderful guides - thankyou for making this experience one to remember, including the photos...More

Thank FourCfamily
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

I live about an hour and a half from Murchison. Being a 'local', i was prepared for a tourist experience. What I got however, was beyond my expectations! Everyone was friendly and happy, and the guides cracked jokes, even when we were all not making...More

Thank Bridget O
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

As a begginer, I can say that it was Ok, don't afraid of the waterfalls. At the middle of the way you have to leave the boat and jump into the water from the cliff in the bank, because the fall is too dengereus. great...More

Thank ika165
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Holly M
2 October 2017|
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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)
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4acadia
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 👍
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southllanolady
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
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