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Buller Canyon Jet

Highway 6 | Buller Gorge Swingbridge, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
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Last group of the day ended to be a treat.

Such speeds down the narrow river can only be experienced here. He’s the man. Was the last group of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Srinath M
DO IT - SO MUCH FUN!

We enjoyed a fabulous outing on the Buller River with Mark. It was our daughters 12th birthday and... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
REVYCHELL
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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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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Highway 6 | Buller Gorge Swingbridge, Murchison 7007, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such speeds down the narrow river can only be experienced here. He’s the man. Was the last group of the day gave us an extra long ride. Raring to go again

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mark609165, Manager at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Lucky Last thanks Srinath for the shout out and we would love to have you onboard again Cheers Mark

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

We enjoyed a fabulous outing on the Buller River with Mark. It was our daughters 12th birthday and he went all out to make sure we had a blast, and she felt like a very special passenger! He was informative, fun and a general all...More

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mark609165, River Rat at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

WOW what a great write up thanks very much for that and I'm wrapped you all had such a good time.12 yrs is a Pretty special age and it's great to see parents leading by example in the pursuit of fun and adventures, all the...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Captain Mark is a fantastic driver and very entertaining and informative. Beautiful river and scenery coupled with an exhilarating ride with loads of 360s. Really recommend this trip - very good value.

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mark609165, Spin Doctor at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

cheers me harty and glad you could join us in our special part of NZ.Thanks heaps for the high recommendation and all the best from the spin Machine Mark

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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

This was a truly exhilarating experience that is wet and wild and brilliant fun. The awesome power of the boat and Mark’s skilful driving makes you feel safe the whole time (and I should know as I am a powerboat instructor). The scenery is magnificent...More

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mark609165, Manager at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Thanks for the top review great to have you on the Buller to enjoy the fun regards Mark

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Absolutely FANTASTIC! Best jet boating ever along the Buller River, high speeds, lots of 360s and great commentary from Captain Mark. No joking, do this, you will not be sorry!!

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mark609165, Manager at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Thanks Jason you can't beat spins and spray and a wee chat in between Cheers Mark

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We happened across the swingbridge and stopped for a look. It was fairly late on a Sunday afternoon and Mark had already packed up his boat ready for home. Whilst we were only four, he still relaunched his boat and took us for a superb...More

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mark609165, Director of Sales at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Cheers you guys were really good fun and a pleasure to have on the river all the best Mark

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

A fantastic time out on the water with Mark. He was informative and friendly, providing us with an adrenaline hit and history of the river in one go! The Buller gorge is beautiful and the jet boat certainly showcased the best bits! We had a...More

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mark609165, tea person at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thanks so much for your top review and it's a real pleasure to be able to show you around our little corner of NZ ,All the best from the BCJ gang

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Hubby and kids loved this experience, the skipper was friendly and made the trip fun and made them feel safe too.

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mark609165, tea person at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thanks for that and yes it's great to get the whole family to share a fun trip together .Happy Hol's Mark

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

What a fantastic way to spend an hour, my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our time with the very safety conscious Mark who warmly greeted us, got us kitted out with our life jackets and ensured they were properly fitted. After a short but thorough...More

Thank Susan B
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mark609165, tea person at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Far out your amazingly generous review has just made my day thank you very much and all the Best wishes to you for the future , Kind Regards Mark alias the Hawk

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

If you are travelling from Nelson down the west coast, a bit over half way to Reefton is Buller Canyon Jet, but more than this there is the amazing swing bridge, and the chance to try your hand at gold panning. Mark was amazing as...More

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mark609165, Front Office Manager at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Wow your review blew me away what a special description of our river thank you so much ,your friend Mark

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Christine J
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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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