Activities and Attractions
Murchison Heli Tours
With a range of flights available, scenic, cycling, hunting and Fishing, you'll be sure to see some of the most breathtaking sites New Zealand has to offer, or charter a flight to where ever you wish to go within New Zealand. Located between two National Parks Murchison is the gateway to some of most untouched and beautiful parts of New Zealand.
New Zealand hunting with Doughboy Safaris gives you access to world class Red Stag, Fallow Buck, Tahr, Chamois and Wapiti.
We have our own private property for your exclusive hunting experience.
We can tailor a New Zealand hunt to suit you and your party's needs and expectations whether a day or a week, we can design a trip to suit you.
Fly Fishing Owen River Lodge
Here you can enjoy fly fishing on numerous blue-ribbon streams and rivers, with over 30 waters accessible by road (most within one hour’s drive) and countless others by helicopter. The region offers huge variety, ranging from small, intimate rivers like the Owen River, to iconic freestone rivers such as the Wairau.
Murchison Day Walks
Murchison is the gateway to the southern entrance to Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand’s second biggest park at 452,002 ha. The multitude of rivers in the area makes Murchison a white water playground and an angler’s paradise.
Walks in the area range from 20 minutes to several days in duration.
Murchison Golf Course
A pretty, relaxed 9 hole golf course next to the Buller River. Only 2 Km north of Murchison on the Kawatiri Murchison Highway, keep an eye out for the sign.
Drink in the beauty of Murchison while taking a few shots as you meander around this flat course.
A Family friendly, interesting look into this small towns interesting past.
The main focus is on the effects of the 1929 Murchison Earthquake. There are photographs and written accounts of the devastation at the district and the experiences of the local people of the time.
A unique set of circumstances occur here to make it the only place we know of where flames are burning on the floor of a forest – without burning the trees down! There are a couple of places in the world where flames come out of the ground, but usually in an area of bare rock.
New Zealand Kayak School
Welcome to the New Zealand Kayak School.
We are a small, friendly, kayaker-oriented operation based in the South Island of New Zealand, one of the world's premier white water river running areas. We run residential white-water kayak courses for beginner, intermediate and advanced boaters. an experienced boater looking for help in planning your New Zealand paddling trip, we can also provide information, kayak and gear rental , and professional guides if necessary - we can organize the total package for you.
Old Ghost Road
Murchison is the closest hub to the Lyell end of the Old Ghost Road and the perfect start or end point to your trek or cycle. The Old Ghost Road is a long-forgotten gold miners’ road that is being revived as a mountain biking and tramping trail – connecting the old dray road in the Lyell (Upper Buller Gorge) to the mighty Mokihinui River in the north.
Swimming - The Eel Hole
Don’t let the name put you off, it is just a nick name, or is it.
This majestic swimming hole has both shallow and deep areas with a rope to swing into the cool buller river and large boulders that you can leap from.
Rafting in New Zealand in its white-water capital Murchison, we have access to rivers that cover all the grades. From gentle family rafting tours to the extremes of West coast heli rafting and everything in between. Even if you are just driving through for a half day rafting tour to the more full-on multi day rafting experiences, we have it all in our local backyard.