We had great fun! Super friendly and much more technical than other rafting we did on our trip. Fewer rapids but thoroughly enjoyable. Would highly recommend.
Great white water rafting company. I was very nervous but they gave great instructions and we loved every moment. Tea and scones much appreciated on our return to base.
Rafting tour with Lisa.
Great team, great 'teacher', good weather, nice river - lots of fun! I loved it!
First time rafting and a great experience with a funny guide and a good team.
Fantastic, grapham a very good guide. good safety briefings, proffesional company we would use them again. All kit supplied. Thanks Paul and Annette UK
Not scary (for a 57 year old with a much younger wife :-)....) apart from the jump off the rock below the rapids. But floating downstream was great and the guide (Lisa) was just great. $130PP.
Frank & Margot Best
Great people wanted and helped you to enjoy and get the most out of the trip.
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Loved it. We took two young kids along. Felt safe the entire time. Tim was brilliant. Pretty full on for the kids, but they wanted more. Can't recommend them highly enough.
Murchison. Very friendly, knowledgable, great guide, price was a bit high but good in comparison to other activities.
Murchison - white water rafting - Buller Gorge. Good informative and amusing guide. Flexible and responsive to group requests. Can collect CD with phots - good souvenir. Walking distance of campsite.
Grade 3/4 (weather dependent) rafting down Buller river. Great fun, good for people with no previous experience. The optional cliff dive was amazing!
My husband and I had a FANTASTIC time with Ultimate Descents! Our guide was SUPER! She made me feel completely at ease as were heading into these amazing rapids. A complete explanation was given to us on all the possible things she would/could yell at us to do. I can't wait to go rafting again! Thank you!!!
What an experience! Just a totally fantasic, fun, thrilling few days on the river with an awesome bunch of people. Never been white water rafting before, went through some bigger grade rapids, just about wet my pants at some points but the situation was always explained to me, briefed on why, where, how and I felt so looked after and safe, in awe of the totally experienced guides,(they know their shizz) never made to feel like a punter! Super well organised, stunning scenery, heaps of laughs, loads of fun, awesome adventure! 10 outta 10 for the fun/thrill/adventure factor, these guys rocked my world!
Our trip with Ultimate Descents was by far the highlight of my life. The scenery was so amazing, it blew my hair right off, and the whitewater rapids made me glad. The guides were awesome, the girls had great legs, and the guys were so ruggedly handsome I just can't get over it! Thanks U.D!!!!!!
Nice people that work there, but didn't seem like Grade 3-4. Didn't get to go down one of the rapids because they said it wasn't safe. I've been on Grade 3 trip that was way more exciting. Overall good time though.
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Not enough exciting. Not enough crazy!!!
Had a superb morning with the UD team -we're a first time rafting family - made the kids feel really comfortable and safe to do grade 3 section. Beautiful day, great company and all in all very good fun. The dip at the end a bit cold though!! Cheers Lisa, Gus, Danni and Sandra - you're a grand team.
The Dodds' from Dubai.
One of our top experiences in all of New Zealand. Amazing river lead by extremely friendly guides. Great photography on a very well priced CD!
We had a totally fantastic time white water rafting with these guys. The guides and all the staff were really nice. Would defo recommend it!
Good rafting, nice afternoon tea & hot showers. The guide could have given more information about the area - was a bit quiet.
Fantastic guides, these guys absolutely love what they do and are great at it. Gordie was the best guide we've ever had! Best value experience in NZ
Great fun. Guides were friendly and informative. We did a family rafting trip which we all enjoyed.
Very good day and BBQ as well. Great time and great people.
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Awesome guides, great equipment and a really fun day out. Couldn't ask for a better group of people to take us rafting! Thank you! :)
Great first white water kayaking experience. Professional Guide. Very good time on the river.
Great guides, excellent rivers for all abilities.
the rafting was great - but careful, the photo cd is an absolute rip-off! far too expensive!
The river was beautiful, and the guide was laid back but completely professional.
Great fun for a first white water rafting experience. We will definitely go again with Ultimate Descents, except now that we’ve done the class 3/4 rapids, next time we’ll one of the longer trips so that we can face some bigger rapids!
Couldn’t have been better, considering we went in April. Tim was fantastic and we got to do some surfing and rail slides. Absolutely awesome.
We couldn’t recommend Ultimate Descents more highly. The crew was fun and competent and there was a great balance of stunning scenery and rafting the rapids.
We felt like we were in capable hands and safe despite never having white water rafted before. To ensure that we received maximum exhilaration they gauged our capabilities and lead us in performing a number of additional challenges such as rail slides and surfing. It was absolutely brilliant. Loved it.
Next time we’re in this part of the world we’re definitely coming back for seconds – only next time we’re tackling the level 5 rapids in a multi-day trip!
Thanks Tim, Simon and the UD crew for an absolutely exhilarating experience.
On the spur of the moment we decided to see if we could take our young 8 and 10 years old children for a 1st time rafting experience. What a great idea it turned out to be. Utlimate descents made a great afternoon spent rafting and swimming in the buller river. For a recommendation just ask our children they've both asked when they can raft again. You can't ask for more than that!!
If you are looking for the (real deal) in white water rafting, these are your guys. The geographical location of Murchison gives them access to some of New Zealand's best white water hot spots. Their down to earth and enthusiastic attitudes make for a truly unique and authentic experience. It makes all the difference in the world when your guides have a passion for what they do.
Great time, bit scary!
Rafting & kayak combo - great fun!
A great bunch of staff and guides that really know their stuff.
Great fun with Lisa and her crew Great river for beginners Spent a lot of time in the water and loved it
its was briiliant. couldnt off asked for a better crew. cheers lisa
awesome ride. thx to simon (guide).
Great fun, this was our first time and it was brilliant. Good value. The guides were lovely, very helpful and friendly. Would definitely do it again.
Really enjoyed the day! Would definitely recommend it.
Great trip for first timers. Lots of fun and the guides were very experienced with a bit of banter!
A really good day out on the Buller River. Adam, our guide, was experienced and good fun which helped to make this an enjoyable trip. Although we're not experienced rafters we had done it a few times previously and would have liked to have longer, more continuous, stretches of grade III/IV white water,which would have given us more of a challenge and would have for a more thrilling experience. Of course this is not down to Ultimate Descents because the river was running lower at the time of year we there (April). But perhaps they could make allowances/adjustments in price depending on the season and thrill level.
For a first time experience this was great. The river was grade 3 so not too scary but still a lot of fun. Have lots of photos, some video footage and great memories. Can't wait to go again!
As a first time middle 50s rafter I found this an absolutely brilliant experience. Our guide, Adam allowed the crew some latitude in the degree of adventure we chose and so it wasn't too heavy or too light. Well organised, friendly and considerate. Loved it! (I rank hard).
loved it , would love to do it again
Entertaining, fun, safe, and memorable. Rusty was fantastic! Can't wait to do it again!
Rusty was awesome and the whole experience was great! I would recommend this to anyone. We did the 3+ rapids which was perfect, not too bad but still super fun.
The whole crew was awesome and they made it an amazing experience. I definitely recommend doing a day with them!!!