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“Awesome fun and great company!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Buller Canyon Jet

Buller Canyon Jet
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Murchison
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
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“Awesome fun and great company!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

I've been jet boating before and knew it would be good but I was pleased to discover that this was even better than my previous experience! Fun times on the boat with amazing skills behind the controls but also great experience made better by mark the operator explaining about things we were passing! The man's enthusiasm is utterly infectious. I would wager that this is the best jet boating experience in New Zealand by an absolute country mile! Thanks Mark!!

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“Fantastic impulsive decision”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

This was well worth it. Mark the driver was a great combination of responsible/professional and fun. His passion for his job and for the beautiful Buller River was clear. We felt he put 100% effort into making sure we had a great time. This is quite an expensive activity but it was cheaper than the (more famous) Queenstown jetboat and has the added advantage of being a bit more remote (and therefore very scenic), so we didn't even have to book - we just did a walk-up at the Swingbridge. A great fun activity for all the family!

Visited September 2012
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mark609165, Owner at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Thanks for the feedback, helping make your holiday special is what gives us a buzz kind regards Mark
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Sydney, Australia
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“Wet and Wild in NZ-Thanks Mark”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

We were sold this trip and didn't it. We were intending to do Queenstown, but were told this was better, longer, cheaper and with a great driver, and it didn't disappoint. Mark took care of my boys 15 and 13 and hubby, and I took the photos, they were all raving. Mark ensured there was lots of good shots for the photographer on the bank (Me!) Thanks again for a great day....NIck, Adam and Alex

Visited September 2012
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mark609165, Owner at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
thanks Guys wet and wild in the wild west is just the way we like it all the best ,Mark
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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“Blow you away!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant!!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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