Buller Gorge Rafting

Our favourite local whitewater run. With the emphasis on fun and participation

RAFTING the ULTIMATE whitewater

From it’s source at Lake Rotoiti the Buller River flows West gaining strength from the many tributaries along the way.  At the Four Rivers Plain near Murchison, the Buller gets a boost from the Matakitaki, Matiri and Mangles Rivers, taking on a BIG water feel as it enters the Upper Buller Gorge.

Tim going through Jet Boat Rapid on the Ariki Section

Exhilarating whitewater and rugged West Coast scenery make rafting the Buller Gorge an adventure not to be missed. A short drive from our base to the river gives you more time to experience a journey through spectacular granite canyons and deep gorges, for what is undoubtedly the Buller River’s best rafting trip.

The fun is fast and furious through the rapids as the river surges through the confines of the granite gorges.  With relaxing pools in between rapids, this allows you to view the lush beech forest on the banks.  This exhilarating run thrills both first timers and experienced rafters alike.  So come on and join us for an adventure not to be missed.

  • Guaranteed water all year round
  • Raft through a unique Pink Granite Canyon
  • Best white water on the Buller River
  • Enjoy the comfort and facilities of our Base

Photographic highlights of the days action will be screened back at base, with the opportunity to go home with some great memories on disk!

Lisa always has a happy crew

Rafting Departure Times

October to April twice daily – 9:30am and 1:30pm; May through to September ( New Zealand’s winter ) 12pm once a day on demand, pre bookings essential.

With regards to our minimum age for the Buller Gorge Rafting, we are able to take as young as 10 years old, when the river level is low.  You can phone or email us to discuss the river levels.

Check out the Buller Gorge Gallery for pictures.

Adult - $160 p/pBOOK HERE
Children - $160 p/p

9:30am / 1:30pm

River Class


On River

Tour images available for sale after tour After tours hot showers available After tours coffee and snacks