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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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London
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

"A jet boat on the road" between the east and west coast of South island new zealand. An ideal stopover during a long and nice trip. The activity is safe and wel organized. You are "sailing" quickly in nice and clean gorge. The security is optimal. Only one thing ake care for the flies you need repellent

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We had a great trip with Mike on the Buller Canyon Jet. Just like being out with a mate on a jet boat. The best fun! Cheers Penrose Family

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

A seriously wahoo experience. Thanks to Mark. He was great! Thoroughly recommend if you like excitement.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

Had a great day out with Mark today! He is so knowledgeable about the local area and such a skilled driver who managed to have both my daughter and myself relaxed by the end of it!

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Dromana, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I'm not sure where to start as it was the highlight of the day. Mark is knowledgeable and what he shares about the history and expertise in the boat was amazing. He gave us a 200% boat trip with lots of spins and spray's. He is an expert at navigating the river and showing us all its mysteries. We saw... More

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This is by far my best jet boat experience in NZ. We had to wait a while for the boat to fill, so chatted to Mark for an hour and he did a bit of impromptu gold panning while we waited. Mark knows most everything about the Buller and Murchison..and he is a damn good jet boat driver as well.... More

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Mililani, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We had a fun and exciting jet boat ride on the Buller River. Mark, our driver/guide was fabulous. It is obvious that he loves what he does and is very knowledgeable about the river, the area and we also enjoyed the gold mining stories he shared with us. The ride was great with all the wild spins, the speed and... More

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