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Buller Canyon Jet

Highway 6 | Buller Gorge Swingbridge, Murchison, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Murchison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Climb aboard one of our River Sharks and take a thrilling 40 minute ride on the mighty Buller River,race amongst the amazing pink granite rock canyons... more » Owner description: Climb aboard one of our River Sharks and take a thrilling 40 minute ride on the mighty Buller River,race amongst the amazing pink granite rock canyons at up to 85 kph.Charge into the big volume white water Earthquake rapids then get ready when the driver signals for some high speed 360 degree spins .Discover the tranquill clear pools were you can spot for trout and listen to the birdsong , take some photo's then hang on again for some more action packed adventure. « less
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Great spontaneous trip! Mark was so friendly, had a great time - exhilarating and yet also stopped to take in the scenery! Right up our street!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This had to have been the most fun ride I have had on the water ever. Mark was a fantastic guide and driver, loooooved those 360s and the history he attached to the river really interesting. The fact that there was no one else sharing the Buller was pretty special also.

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Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Mark took us for a thrilling trip on his jet boat through Buller Gorge, up and down rapids, close to the edges. This was great fun for all the family and a very worthwhile activity. Fully recommended.

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Perth
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Just Do It! We’ve done other jet rides in NZ and Canyon Buller Jet shows them up as poor cousins! Four of us, aged 9 to 65 couldn't stop grinning after our Buller Canyon Jet experience, and we want to put the shout out to cyberspace so that more of those travelling to this amazing part of the world put... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Forget the rest marks the best We went to hammer springs and Queenstown and then the Buller and it was by far the best and to have such a great local guide who actually knew all the ins and outs of the place and history. Mark was very accommodating for my partner who was on crutches proving anyone can do... More

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Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Exciting, fantastic, marvelous... and we learnt a lot of things about the Buller River. One experience we won't forget.

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Singapore, Singapore
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11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Only boat on the river to enjoy exhilarating rapids and 360 turns. Mark, although quietly mindful of safety, gave a thrilling display of skilful handling of a powerful jet boat, skimming her across the surface. An opportunity to admire the stunning scenery from the water, while Mark told us about the surrounding history, with a cheeky grin and personality. Definitely... More

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London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Forget Queenstown this is the Jet Boat to do. Mark the tour guide was possibly the best tour guide We've ever had, for anything just so joyful, friendly, fun, and not in a cheesy way like some. We found Buller Gorge by accident but it became one of the highlights of our honeymoon

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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The river was very full after recent heavy rain when we went on this trip in late April 2014. Mark was both an excellent driver and a superb tour guide. The river itself is a surprise as was powerfully flowing and yet when we stopped mid river to look at the bush it was remarkably peaceful. The ride is not... More

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Mark, the skipper of the jet boat, makes a fun experience even better with his anarchic style of humour and very personable manner - not to mention his considerable professionalism. Much has been written about the trip itself so I won't repeat what others have said, however, be prepared for an 'all round' experience.....this will become clear if you are... More

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