Story: Protected areas

Rafting down the Buller River

Rafting down the Buller River

Rafters take a thrilling white-water ride down the Buller River, on the West Coast of the South Island. The Buller is one of a number of wild rivers and lakes that have been protected by water conservation orders since legislation was passed in 1981. These orders prevent developments such as hydroelectricity schemes, which alter water levels and flows.

Using this item

Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Jock Phillips

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Les Molloy, 'Protected areas - Protected marine areas and inland waters', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/13886/rafting-down-the-buller-river (accessed 16 July 2019)

Story by Les Molloy, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Sep 2015