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Buller Canyon Jet

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“new zealand”(37 reviews)
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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...more
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Highway 6 | Buller Gorge Swingbridge, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
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All reviews the river new zealand great ride great fun swing bridge thrilling ride great driver local knowledge stunning scenery great value for money amazing experience south island trip gold mining history felt very safe rock walls high speed fantastic trip
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped because I wanted to walk over NZ's longest swing bridge after reading about it in the AA Traveller Visitor's Guide. Lovely Sandy in the swing bridge office told us how great this ride is. She was absolutely right. We loved every moment of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

very good freindly host made lots of interesting points about the area along the way, fun trip on the river. will make another trip in the future for sure.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cwh119
mark609165, General Manager at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi thank you for your kind review and hope to see you again sometime, all the best BCJ

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As a family of ten including a set of grandparents, a four and six year old and two older teenagers we were travelling on the beautiful road from Nelson to Punakaiki. We decided to pullover at the next place for lunch and that just happened...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank baliloversx2
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Buller River is spectacular and Mark from Buller Canyon Jet made sure we had the best experience. He is a true professional with heaps of knowledge about the area and one hell of a character. Think the Steve Irwin of New Zealand! Best fun...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank patrice309
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband booked this in advance for our trip, Mark was a really great guy, he was personable, funny and knowledgeable about the area. The ride was really fun and fast but also had a bit of cruising time to appreciate the scenery. I loved...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank FrancescaV1141
mark609165, Public Relations Manager at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

wow coool review Thanks alot was really nice to meet you and show you around our little slice of paradise all the best for 2019 Mark and team

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stumbled upon this while passing thru Murchison on a motorcycle trip. Totally last minute decision. Boy are we glad we did it. Super fun. Mark is awesome and drives the boat with fineness and experience. We loved it! You won’t be...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank FlyingLRanch
mark609165, Director of Sales at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Cheers Guys loved having you onboard happy biking -Mark

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of our bucket list activities was to ride the jet boat and we were not disappointed. The ride is excellent and Mark is a great host and guide. Access over the swingbridge is included in the price.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ContourMac
mark609165, General Manager at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks very much for your review ,so glad you found us on your travels ,al the best Mark

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very professional and really nice guy. Enjoyed the trip and felt very safe. The Buller River is stunning and a bonus was the swing bridge which was included in the price

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank angusgott
mark609165, Manager at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

thanks Mate glad you had fun regards BCJ

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is highly recommended experience. We enjoyed very much the jet extreme ride, the beautiful river and Mark’s great explanations and patience. Our girls just loved it! Thank you

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GinniWeis
mark609165, Manager at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

yeehaa good on you for riding the Buller glad the girls had a blast kind regards Mark

Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Awesome fun. An amazing guide. Would do this again. We took our grand children on a surprise jet boat trip during the term three school holidays. Our guide was very informative, new lots of local interesting facts. He was fun and made a special effort...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank tkenoka
mark609165, Manager at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Cheers for the great review and a cool suprise for the kids well done all the best Mark

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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