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Buller Canyon Jet

Highway 6 | Buller Gorge Swingbridge, Murchison, New Zealand
+64 3-523 9883
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Great fun

A lot of fun and adrenalin, the skipper is a very nice guy. Told us a lot of things about nature... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
nollynator
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Regensburg, Germany
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Fantastic experience

Much fun was had by the family. Mark consistently checked if the kids were happy and kept asking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
barryboswell
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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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  • Poor1%
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Highway 6 | Buller Gorge Swingbridge, Murchison, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lot of fun and adrenalin, the skipper is a very nice guy. Told us a lot of things about nature and explains everything you want to know. He is doing a lot of turns and spins with the boat and it is so much...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Much fun was had by the family. Mark consistently checked if the kids were happy and kept asking if all other passages were happy too. In spite of my initial concern that there is a fairly large element of danger, its is well managed and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think the ‘poor’ review below (1 of only 2) is purely a reflection of the author’s lack of understanding about the physical capabilities of a jet boat and a lack of appreciation of the skill and experience of Captain Mark. I never felt anything...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So much fun to be had and fantastic energy from Mark throughout! The scenery was stunning from the water and we had lots of opportunities to have photos breaks from the high speed adrenelin pumping activity. I have been on Jet boats in Rotorua, Taupo,...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Mark was so much fun, and very informative. He looked after our kids fantastically, and gave us a great deal of time. This was an expensive outing; but the memories created are worth every cent. A great afternoon!!!

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mark609165, Guest Relations Manager at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Thanks very much for your review and so glad you have lots of great memories - happy travells Mark

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

This was probably the most fun we had on our trip to the South Island! Great ride with Mark up and down the Buller river. He was really fun-loving and made our family feel very welcome and appreciated! He not only loves what he does...More

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mark609165, Owner at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

yeeh haaa Gidday Texas and thanks for the top score, we really had a blast and it was great to meet youall and show you our little piece of paradise , nothing like jumping into the Buller river to take your breath right away all...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

One of the highlights of our South Island trip. Mark is super cool and friendly and having done the Shotover Jetts well - I’d recommend this way more. The Buller Gorge is amazing. Well worth a trip!!

Thank Milfordy
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mark609165, Guest Relations Manager at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Cheers Mate for the review ,glad we helped make your trip real special Marko

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

We spent a couple of weeks travelling around NZ and this was undoubtedly one of our highlights: - Thrilling, speedy adrenaline pumping ride through the canyon. - Funny, personable, knowledgeable and professional guide. - Breathtaking scenery with pockets of time taken to enjoy it. Fun...More

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mark609165, Public Relations Manager at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

magic feed back cheers for that ,I really enjoyed our ride together and thanks for being such good sports Happy days Mark

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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped in at the buller and decided on a spur of the moment to take a ride on the jet boat and what a great decision it was. Mark was amazing and really topped the whole experience off. He was so friendly and easy to...More

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mark609165, tea person at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Wow thanks for the really cool review and I'm so glad you popped in just a simple twist of fate .glad you enjoyed the laughs All the best Mark

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

We stopped at the Buller Gorge on a whim, and decided to try the Jet Boat trip. What a great decision. We had a fabulous time. Mark gave us a great experience, and managed to keep our kids fully entertained. My kids have said this...More

Thank Lexy P
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mark609165, driver at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Thanks for the top score Kids & wrapped you had a blast on the Buller and hope you get to do heaps more cool stuff in NZ Addios Markos

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Christine J
30 December 2016|
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Response from mark609165 | Property representative |
Hi we are a 30 minute drive south of the Owen tavern,and we are a high speed thrill activity with spray crossing the boat frequently when in the rapids so a waterproof coat is recomended and a strong grip when boat goes into... More
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