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“One of the best things we did in NZ!”
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: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Many many thanks to Mark our driver on the day of the jet! He was super friendly,safety conscious and a real genuine guy. Such a thrill ride really brilliant time had by my boyfriend and I. Good value for money at $95.00 per adult. This we felt a great price for the 40 min trip down the river. (Cheaper than the shorter trips in Queenstown) As others have explained you must cross a swingbridge to get to the jet loading area....watch out for massive bumblebees!! :D
Mark had me screaming with mega spins and whoosing past rocks super close to get our hearts pounding...obviously a pro!

Mark also gives you lots of opportunities to take photos on the ride! :)

Thanks again
Gemma & Matt UK

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Reviewed March 11, 2013

This attraction is the best because it is much longer than others in NZ. We had nearly an hour in the magnificent gorge scenery.Fun and excitement even for retirees.
Being owner operated has huge advantages over other similar adventures because trips are more flexible with local knowledge adding to the fun.
The river is truly amazing and I think this is a must do for visitors and kiwis.
Access via the longest swingbridge in NZ add even more.

Thank jayelcee
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

This is a really fun way to spend an hour. To get on the boat, you have to cross a swing bridge, and then you can spend a while exploring the old mining sites before jetting off. The pilot, Mark, is a real pro, speeding close by the rock walls and executing spins and fast turns. He also had lots of info about local nature and history. A great way to enjoy the river!

Thank Jake F
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

We wanted to do the jet boating in Queenstown, but after some good reviews we heard about this one we thought of doing the Buller Canyon Jet. We thought we were too late, because we didn't book anything. Fortunately, when we arrived there were still some spaces left so we decided to go for it. We absolutely LOVED it!! It really believe it is much better than the one in Queenstown. Mark is an amazing guy. The group is not too big, so you really get to know eachother, even though you're in the boat for just one hour. Mark likes to tell a lot about the area and you feel really involved, it is not just about giving you a thrill and making money! Thanks Mark, for this amazing experience!

Thank Anne D
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

We had researched where to jet boat before we left for our 3 week trip to NZ as we didn't want to be sucked into a tourist trap. We decided the Buller Canyon Jet looked the best for value and experience. We rang up and booked the trip a day before, but we could have rocked up and it would have been fine! Mark the driver did an excellent job and made sure we had the best possible time! It was so much more than just a jet boat ride, it was also a scenic private tour of this magnificent fast flowing river. Totally worth the drive to get there! I cannot recommend this enough! do it!

Thank NowCousins
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