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Ultimate Descents New Zealand - Day Tours

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38 Waller Street, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
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Great day on Bullet river!

We had great three hours on the Bullet river, a really nice spot for rafting eventhough we had... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
finn932018
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Fantastic!

Highly recommended! We stumbled on this on a stop-over in Murchison and are so glad we did it... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2018
bakernotbarker
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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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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“scones” (19 reviews)
“hot drinks” (8 reviews)
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38 Waller Street, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
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"these guys"
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"spoilt for choice"
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"great half day"
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Reviewed 16 March 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

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Reviewed 14 March 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

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Reviewed 9 March 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

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Reviewed 26 February 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

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Reviewed 24 February 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
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Reviewed 22 February 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.

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Reviewed 16 February 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
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Reviewed 13 February 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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Reviewed 31 January 2018

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!

Thank Waibeli
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

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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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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