Top 7 Things to do in Murchison, New Zealand

August 1, 2017 Carley Gatson

Discover the best top things to do in Murchison, New Zealand including Buller Canyon Jet, Ultimate Descents New Zealand - Day Tours, The Natural Flames Experience - Day Tours, Wild rivers rafting, Murchison Museum, Lake Rotoroa, Murchison Heli Tours.
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1. Buller Canyon Jet

Highway 6 | Buller Gorge Swingbridge, Murchison, New Zealand
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5 based on 361 reviews

Buller Canyon Jet

Climb aboard one of our River Sharks and take a thrilling 40 minute ride on the mighty Buller River,race amongst the amazing pink granite rock Canyons at up to 85 kph.Charge into the big volume white water Earthquake rapids then get ready when the driver signals for some high speed 360 degree spins .Discover the tranquill clear pools were you can spot for trout and listen to the birdsong , take some photo's then hang on again for some more action packed adventure.

Reviewed By angieh166

As a family with young children, this was perfect for us. Exciting and thrilling forn Mum and Dad yet the kids felt safe and extremely happy the whole time. A good mix of full on white knuckle fun and moments of relaxed and informative cruising...MoreThanks for the review and glad the kids loved it All te best Buller jet

2. Ultimate Descents New Zealand - Day Tours

38 Waller Street, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
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5 based on 127 reviews

Ultimate Descents New Zealand - Day Tours

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.

Reviewed By Andy L - Nottingham, United Kingdom

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 out of the trip. We highly recommend this trip with this company! Thanks again.

3. The Natural Flames Experience - Day Tours

34 Waller Street | Next to Beechwoods Cafe, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
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5 based on 87 reviews

The Natural Flames Experience - Day Tours

Really? Flames continually burning in a forest for over 90 years - why doesn't it burn down? See for yourself the extraordinary sight of dancing flames, fed by a natural gas seep, surrounded by lush ferns and ancient beech trees. Have ‘billy tea’ and pancakes cooked over the flames. Half-day trip includes two hour guided walk, 4WD transport and a visit to a working deer farm in a beautiful valley full of oil prospecting history.

Reviewed By Andrea F - Greymouth, New Zealand

what a wonderful experience. have driven through Murchison dozens of times and had seen the road sign but only recently decided to visit. It ended up being a wet day but that made no difference to the experience - if anything, it probably enhanced the...MoreThanks for the nice descriptive review. It's great to get out into the bush which we have so much of around here. Our trip makes it a little bit easier for people to do that, providing the transport and the hot drinks :-)

4. Wild rivers rafting

Iron bridge. Nr Lyell, Murchison, New Zealand
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5 based on 47 reviews

Wild rivers rafting

Reviewed By Bill S - Sydney, Australia

Mart and Bruce are friendly, good instructors, safety conscious - very good guides for the novice (which our 3 were)....and fun.
And they provided useful advice on local tracks for those not rafting.
The Buller was fun (although a little tamer on this occasion than the Shotover a week later)

5. Murchison Museum

60 Fairfax Street, Murchison 7007, New Zealand +64 3-523 9392
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4.5 based on 40 reviews

Murchison Museum

Reviewed By BT22 - Southport, Australia

Spent hours in here on a rainy day and ended up talking to 2 local ladies volunteering who added to the local information. I was especially interested in the history of the earthquakes in the area. A great way to spend a rainy morning.

6. Lake Rotoroa

Gowan Valley Road | Rd 3, Murchison, New Zealand
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Lake Rotoroa

Reviewed By Marque01 - Hamilton, New Zealand

Lake Rotoroa is well worth making a 10km detour off SH6 enroute between Nelson and Murchison. It is an idyllic tranquil spot with stunning views across the 15km length lake towards the mountain ranges beyond, which were snow capped during our September visit. The lake is apparently good for fishing, popular for kayaking and swimming in the Summer months. The water is beautifully clear. An accommodation lodge overlooks the lake. Magnificent native bush with fine tree specimens surround the lake within the local National Park. Be prepared for sandflies if spending too long around the lake shoreline! Camping, cooking facilities and toilets are available for public use.

7. Murchison Heli Tours

3266 Kawatiri-Murchison Highway, Murchison 7077, New Zealand
Murchison Heli Tours

As a professional helicopter transport operation, we are here to show you the diverse delights of our stunning landscape. We offer a wide range of helicopter services including, scenic & charter flights. Hunting, fishing, rafting & kayaking drops. Heli biking/hiking, commercial operations and flight training

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