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Buller Canyon Jet

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Address: Highway 6 | Buller Gorge Swingbridge, Murchison, New Zealand
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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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Adrenaline rush!

We went on the Buller River with Mark in his jet boat. Wow! What a thrill! We had read that this was the best jet boat to take and it lived up to its reputation. A thrilling ride... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Megs B
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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Abingdon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Mark is a great guide and driver down this rushing part of the Buller river. He seem sot know every rock on the way and threw us around them with great gusto. He played to his audience and kept us entertained with stories and information that brought the area alive with its history. He showed us quiet backwaters and wildlife... More 

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on the Buller River with Mark in his jet boat. Wow! What a thrill! We had read that this was the best jet boat to take and it lived up to its reputation. A thrilling ride by a well informed local guy who told us all about the river. We slowed down for photos and had fun turning... More 

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Thank Megs B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an experience not to be missed, and was voted #1 of the favourite things done on our recent trip to NZ by our touring party of 6. Mark is an experienced pilot, knows the river, and provides excellent entertainment to boot. He portrays an image of an almost unhinged pirate captain providing you the ride of your life,... More 

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Thank Nathan M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Warmly welcomed by Mark who was full of humour- he welcomed our family of 6 with plenty of cheek, decked us out in our life vests and safety briefing before giving us the most fun, thrilling jet boat experience, it was everything and more than what we expected. My husband and I have both done Jet boating before with 2... More 

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Thank Amanda H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great experience with Mark from Buller Canyon jetboat. My family of four had lunch at Murchison on our way to Hokitika. We were running short on time and Mark (owner operator) graciously accomodated us with a special run in between normal running times. We had a private run up and down the Buller. Very skilled boatman. He... More 

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Thank Dom R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the most amazing Jet experience with our 6 and 8 year old kids! The driver was so competent and simply a really nice guy who was happy to answer questions and share his knowledge. It was much more than expected and really good value! Thank you.

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Thank Mai C
Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome ride on the river with a knowledgeable and fun guide. gorgeous scenery and lots of spins and speed for thrill-seekers. Well worth making the effort to cross the swingbridge for this experience

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Thank Alison S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a thrill. What an amazing experience skimming up and down the Buller river. Doing 360 spins at high speeds. The tour and history you learn on the way just adds to the depth of the experience. Our driver/tour guide was amazing, friendly and knowledgeable. Genuine nice guy. Would recommend it to anyone 🖒

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Thank Killian D
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61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mark is a very personable guy, tailoring the experience to suit everyone. We went out on the new boat, which was fabulously warm... you'll understand when you go out. The cold air caught my breath at the start but I soon forgot about it because it was so fun & beautiful. Mark is very experienced, safe, knowledgable & funny. Thanks... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mark & his mate Mike are fantastic hosts. Great humour and a lot of fun was had. Very experienced hosts and we felt like we had known them for years. Their knowledge & history of the Gorge was a bonus and Mark even showed us his hand of finding gold! Was not a large commercial business as are many others... More 

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