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“Blow you away!!!!”
Review of Buller Canyon Jet

Buller Canyon Jet
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Murchison
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Blenheim, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Blow you away!!!!”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

The wind in your hair, the water in your face, the sound of a Chevy V8 at full noise. Wow what a ride, what a way to see the Buller Gorge. we were so glad after stopping for a coffee in Murchison that we saw Marks boat and advertisement, that we went back to the Swingbridge were he runs the ride from. Thanks Mark.

Visited September 2012
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English first
Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed May 19, 2012

Glad that we ignored our instincts and took this ride which turned out to be a highly thrilling and enjoyable experience. Mark obviously enjoys his work and went out of his way to give us a brilliant time. His vast knowledge of the river and surrounding area is second to none, with frequent stops to explain the local history and to take plenty of photos.
We had thought of skipping this ride as we had a pre arranged one at a later date but thankfully we didn't as Mark ride was personal, interesting and fun! Would highly recommend it.

Visited March 2012
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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118 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Great ride”
Reviewed May 10, 2012

It was our first experience with jet boat and it was amazing, the skipper has great ability to go between the cliff in very high speed. The river is wonderful. we came with two young kids (3.5 years old), they were probably too young for this experience, but the skipper (forgive for not remember his name) new to find the way that all will enjoy the trip. Remember that there is a bonus, in addition to the jet boat ride, you are crossing the extremely long swingbridge which add to the adventure

Visited January 2012
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 10, 2012

NZ's longest swingbridge separates you from a thrilling long ride, 90kmph over rapids with at least a half dozen 360 turns - just do it, but hold on!

Visited March 2012
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Surrey, UK
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41 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“What a fantastic ride!”
Reviewed May 9, 2012

As we were on a fairly tight schedule, we only stopped to check out the swingbridge, which is great too, but on the recommendation of another couple we decided to sign up for the jetboat ride and boy, are we glad we did?! It was brilliant!

Mark, the owner/operator is simply excellent - very personable and technically outstanding - he instills massive confidence in his ability to control the boat - but it is his obvious love for his "job" and his desire to make it a memorable trip for everyone that makes this ride stand out from the competition.

We were perhaps fortunate that we were the only customers onboard at the time - he had his young son along for the ride - and so we really got personal service with a perfect blend of thrills and excitement as well as the opportunity to relax and enjoy the amazing surroundings and take plenty of photos. But Mark knows the river intimately and I am certain he would tailor every trip to the interests of each different group.

We cannot speak highly enough of the Buller Canyon Jet trip - it was truly one of the great highlights of our 3 week visit to New Zealand! We only did it as a spur-of-the moment thing, but would recommend that it be included on everyone's itinerary!

Thanks Mark!

Visited April 2012
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