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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 2013
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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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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
2 reviews
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Just got back from 7 weeks in New Zealand (shared between the 2 islands), and had quite a list of 'must dos'....a Jet boat trip being one of them. After seeing the prices further south, we decided to save ourselves for the Buller river trip, it appeared to be much better value for money. We were NOT disappointed! My husband... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Me and my friend managed to just make it for the 2pm ride, and it was definitely worth the experience (thanks for delaying the ride to the last minute to accommodate us!). Mark, our driver, was brilliant - funny, informative and passionate. He was full of knowledge about the gorge, the river and the gold mining that happened in the... More

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Great experience to get down the river on such a high speed. Especially nice since it is in a really small boat and because the owner/captain is really friendly and informative. Compared to other companies it's a lot cheaper as well!

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Five of us - Grandad, Mum, Dad, and 2 kids (8 and 11) took the ride up and down the buller gorge yesterday. It was fantastic. The scariest part: the swing bridge crossing ...

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North Vancouver, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We delayed our jet boat trip by a day to avoid the rain and so glad we did so - the weather was great and it capped off a trip that was well worth it - we loved every minute - the boat, Mark the driver, the river, the varying scenery and the high speed runs were all fantastic. Could... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Having undertaken other jet boat rides, none compare to this exciting experience. Informative, a great adrenaline rush. Totally recommended!

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