Ultimate Descents

Rafting in Murchison & Buller Gorge

This Murchison-based outfit offers white-water rafting and kayaking trips on the Buller, including the classic grade II-IV gorge trip ($160), and gentler family excursions (adult/child $130/100) suitable for kids aged five or more. You can usually count on departures at 9.30am and 1.30pm between September and April, but you'll need to book ahead in winter. Helirafting trips by arrangement ($500).