Buller Festival & Rafting Nationals

Feb. 28, 2020
Westport and Karamea

An amazing 5 day festival mixing competition, fun and a festival atmosphere.

Buller Festival is a 2-3 day White-water Kayaking and Rafting festival held annually on the Matakitaki and Buller rivers in Murchison, New Zealand. From its inception 25 years ago, Buller Festival has grown into the countries biggest white-water event and attracts competitors from all over New Zealand and around the world. Buller Festival is one of the biggest events held in the Murchison area each year. Usually a sleepy town, Murchison is situated on the doorstep of some of New Zealand’s finest paddling grounds. It is an event that is greeted with much anticipation both with the Murchison locals and the wider white water paddling communities.
Buller Festival events are based around participation and cater to all levels of paddling ability, ranging from the beginner through to the elite. At the forefront of the vision of Buller Festival, is environmental protection, and to build and sustain an avenue for people young and old, to let the river grow and change them, just like it has the land which it passes through, bringing life and sustenance. So come get on the water, or chill out on the rivers edge and enjoy a some great live music at the legendary Buller Festival Party!

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