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Buller Canyon Jet

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Address: Highway 6 | Buller Gorge Swingbridge, Murchison, New Zealand
Phone Number: 035239883
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Climb aboard one of our River Sharks and take a thrilling 40 minute ride on...

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.

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You would have to be mad to miss this!

This was one of our highlights while in New Zealand. The 5 stars reviews here are truly deserved. Fun, informative and thrilling and Mark was a hero! Don't think it twice - just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Shanghai, China
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Shanghai, China
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was one of our highlights while in New Zealand. The 5 stars reviews here are truly deserved. Fun, informative and thrilling and Mark was a hero! Don't think it twice - just go!

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Thank Bellaprincesa
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was an hour of thrills and spills as well as an interesting look at the scenic Buller River. Mark, our guide, an ex gold miner, gave us an interesting history of the gorge as well as an 85 km/ hour trip full of spins, thrills and laughs. It was so much fun. We did get wet but that was... More 

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Thank Suzanne090
Margaret River, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were debating whether to do jet boating in Queenstown or on the Buller River as we headed south. So glad we chose the Buller Canyon Jet. Mark is a fantastic and entertaining driver with an obvious love for and knowledge of this awesome river. Gave the kids (and adults) all the thrills we were hoping for plus just the... More 

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Thank Rhondanco
mark609165, Owner at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this review

sure glad you joined us on the Buller Guys ,was a blast to have you along ,thanks for the great reveiw all the best Mark More 

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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rapids too high for rafting with kids so left with jet boating to see the gorge - best outcome. The driver/guide Mark is absolute gold - hysterical, extraordinarily skilled and knowledgable with a great appreciation of the beauty of this area. Far more fun than we had expected.

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Thank Tabandandy
mark609165, Owner at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this review

yeh ha way to go guys glad we got you off the Rafters and thanks so much for the kind review ,was a Pleasure to have you with us all the Best- Mark More 

Hasselt, Belgium
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56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We passed info center and saw advertising for jet ride We decided to go for it A surplus is that walk of NZ longest swingbridge is also included Really worthwile crossing it by foot Ride itselfs was super I loved both the fast parts, that is what you have spend your money for, as the scenic cruising and explanation about... More 

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Thank An D
mark609165, Owner at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this review

glad to get you on board to blast the Buller and thanks for the good feed back ,Happy Travels- Regards Mark More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a chance that forecast rain would hold off and took this trip as we were looking for something a bit different to one of the major operators. The trip started at the Buller Gorge swing Bridge - access to the trip is across the bridge which is fun in itself. The Buller River is very scenic, so the... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The jet boat is a wonderful mix of adrenaline rushes, beautiful scenery and information about the history of the area. Mark is a awesome guide and was very friendly, informative and loads of fun! Lots of laughs! Highly recommend!

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Thank Rebecca M
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We would highly recommend this trip as a must do. Mark is amusing and very entertaining. His knowledge of the local area is fantastic. He is a highly skilled and experienced driver who had everyone's enjoyment and safety in mind at all times. Thanks Mark.

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Thank Vanessa M
Hamilton, New Zealand
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36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first jet ride, the driver Mark was terrific . He had a great sense of humour and also passed on his knowledge of the area. Apart from the fun and thrills it was a great way to see the beautiful gorge. Crossing the swing bridge added to the fun especially making it rock. Also lovely walks around the place.

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Thank Erin S
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the most amazing time on the Buller Jet! It is fantastic value for money in comparison to other jet boating activities. We were on the water for more than forty minutes thanks to a very generous driver. We raced over rapids, stopped at waterfalls, and were educated about the history of the river. Mark was a fantastic driver, very... More 

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