Buller River from Murchison to Westport is back down to great rafting level

Happily the Buller River returns to normal spring flow just about as fast as it rises. Because the drainage area into the Nelson Lakes is quite large, great potential exists for a lot of water to flow down the Buller Gorge during heavy rain. Driving up the Buller Gorge from Westport or down from Murchison or Nelson can be quite thrilling when the Buller River is near flood stage. In fact you may have to drive through part of the river where it sometimes overflows its banks near the Inangahua intersection. You can’t actually see the main part of the river from where it floods the road, but it is actually flowing river water. A bit scary really! But . . . . the Buller is at quite a good flow for rafting now and fresh with recent rain. Booking in advance will ensure you don’t miss your whitewater adventure. Freephone 0508 GO RAFT

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