Buller-River-Rafting New Zealand
The Buller River is located in the South Island of New Zealand. Acclaimed as one of the longest rivers of the nation, the water body starts its journey from the Lake Rotoiti. Moving further in its course, the river travels along the Buller Gorge and then finally falls into the Tasman Sea. The beautiful river gets its water from the Travers River, located on the northern cliffs of Mount Travers. The river is famous for having seven major tributaries.
The Buller River is quite celebrated for whitewater rafting and for offering fishing facilities as well. As the river moves through the spectacular gorge, it brings in awesome torrents and amazing whitewater. The rafting journey further drifts through the wonderful granite canyons.
Interestingly, earlier the Buller River was known to be a flat water body with no whitewater action available and was used by settlers to ferry through while travelling to Nelson. However, with earthquakes occurring, there can be a lot of debris and rock movements have taken place on the river, changing the entire set-up of the riverbed. This, moreover, has given rise to the whitewater action in the Buller River.
With surmounting waves existing in the waterway now, the water body has brought in several notable sections, which are sure to keep you mesmerized. One such is the popular Ariki Falls, which happens to be a gorgeous waterfall in the watercourse. With turbulent waves of Class IV, most of the sections of the water body are specially meant for expert rafters to enjoy. However, some areas in the Buller River sports calm waters as well, offering ample scope for beginners to raft on the serene whitewater.
So, are you ready to enjoy the enthralling joyride and take the plunge in the captivating Buller River!