Located in the friendly rural town of Murchison, which sits on the four rivers plain next to the Buller River in between Nelson and Westport.
All of our trips meet and depart from our base here on Waller St in Murchison (State Highway 6). From our base here, it is only a 7 minute drive to our Buller Gorge Rafting put in and a 15 minute drive up stream to our Family Rafting section.
Come on in and have a chat with our team, they can also point you in the right direction of bush walks, bike rides, fishing spots, pass on information on Kahurangi and the Nelson Lakes National Parks and or other activities and accommodation in the area.
The Four Rivers Plain gains its name from the Mangles, Matiri and the Matakitaki rivers joining the Buller River on the small plain that Murchison sits on. This is all part of the largest free flowing catchment of water in New Zealand, thus we have good water all year round.
At the moment our base in manned daily from September through to May, New Zealands spring, summer and autumn.
Our winter season June, July and August sees us still out there, on the phones and running trips on demand.
Ultimate Descents Rafting Base & Office
38 Waller Street,
- Credit card and eftpos
- Hot shower
- Toilets and changing rooms
- Lounge and garden area for relaxing and eating
- Big screen viewing of our Buller Gorge Rafting photos
- A safe place to keep your valuables
Back at base and a chance to pick up a souvenir of your Ultimate River Trip!
This season 2025/2016 we are running a special with our trip photos. For our half and full day trips on the Buller River, trip photos are free!
For a T-shirt, singlet or hoodie souvenir of your Whitewater Rafting in Aotearoa. We have a range of colours and sizes in mens , womens and childrens.