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Buller Canyon Jet

Highway 6 | Buller Gorge Swingbridge, Murchison, New Zealand
+64 3-523 9883
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We floated, we spun, we worked that river

How about a brand-new jet boat with heated handrails, which you're wise to hold onto during this... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Heidi H
Do it

Really good fun. It's a smaller boat which I think gives a more intimate experience than the bigger... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
UKmt83
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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Highway 6 | Buller Gorge Swingbridge, Murchison, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How about a brand-new jet boat with heated handrails, which you're wise to hold onto during this thrilling ride. Mark was our informative and knowledgeable driver/owner, not to mention funny. The Buller is the main actor, though, and Mark skillfully piloted us on an exhilarating...More

Thank Heidi H
mark609165, Owner at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this review

Thanks Heidi for the really nice review and it was a pleasure to show you both around,love these cooler misty days on the river when the magestic becomes Majical . Happy travels and see you in Chicago Mark

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really good fun. It's a smaller boat which I think gives a more intimate experience than the bigger more corporate options. Seriously exciting dancing through the narrow canyons with the V8 blaring. Driver was fun and had plenty to talk about....and maybe the best job...More

Thank UKmt83
mark609165, Owner at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this review

Hi Mike- she's a great job alright and thanks for the top review , cheers Mark

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me, the boyfriend and his family came for the jet boat trip while on holiday from the UK in February. We were staying in Carters Beach and whoever it was that planned this trip from our group messed up a little, as they thought the...More

Thank Kaboo2
mark609165, Owner at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this review

what a amazing review you really tell a good story and am so glad I was able to make one of your kiwi days extra special,Thanks for taking the time with your memories and yes that last wave did hit me big time and I...More

Reviewed 13 April 2017

I can't compare this to other jet boat trips, because this is my first, but it couldn't get any better. The river is wild and untamed, the driver is good, the scenery is spectacular and on a busy day you may see a raft of...More

Thank ItchFeet58Australia
mark609165, Owner at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this review

Thanks Guys nothing like a blast down the Buller and so happy you chose to jet with us hope all your travels are safe and fun Cheers Mark

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Avoid the crowds. This is a thoroughly enjoyable ride through beautiful unspoilt scenery. Mark is a great guide, providing plenty of unhurried photo opportunities that make this feel like a very personal experience. We were lucky to see it on a very sunny day.

Thank r0bmartin
mark609165, Owner at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this review

thankyou for the kind review so glad you enjoyed our trip ,happy travels Mark

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Ok you want excitement, you want ardenalin - this is the ride for you - it was F.. amazing. I have never never written a trip advisor report but this deserves a mention. RIght from the start of the ride til the end it was...More

Thank Jane M
mark609165, Owner at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this review

wow thanks Jane what a neat review ,thats exactly the type of trip we want to provide and to get that feedback shows were on target,it was a pleasure to have you on board and glad you hung on so well all the best and...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017

Really enjoyed the ride, exciting and informative. Mark was a great host and driver and kept us all very entertained. Stunning scenery too!

Thank M3624ULrogerb
mark609165, Owner at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this review

Thanks Roger glad you made the ride with us hope the rest of your travels are awesome Cheers Mark

Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

If you are travelling through Murchison this is a must do!! So happy we decided to do this at the last minute as it is up there with the best experiences of our trip. Mark your the best 😉 funny, entertaining, very experienced and so...More

Thank Bernice T
mark609165, Owner at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this review

Cheers Bernice what a great review We really appreciate the feedback ,all the best for the rest of your adventures Mark

Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We are so glad that we did this. It has to be one of the highlights of our trip to New Zealand. Beautiful scenery, exhilarating ride skillfully driven by Mark. Privileged to see chamois and wild trout. Mark stopped at strategic places for photos. Love...More

Thank Greg J
mark609165, Owner at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this review

Thanks a lot Greg for the top review hope alls well and kind Regards Mark

Reviewed 28 March 2017

Awesome scenery and excellent experience. Not surprised at the fact virtually everyone gives this 5 starts. Mark is great fun too and certainly not a "move on, next tourist" guy. He seems to enjoy the ride as much as everyone else. For a 45 minutes...More

Thank 639jay
mark609165, Owner at Buller Canyon Jet, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your great review and yes it's true I always find the River impressive and enchanting Kind Regards Marko

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Christine J
How close are you to Owen River Tavern and Motel? How much does this ride cost? We are over 70. How scary is the ride? How shall we dress?
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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Corné K
Hi Buller Canyon Jet! A had a few questions. What do I need to bring? Can I bring my camera? How long on the river? Is departure point at the SH6 Buller Gorge Swingbridge?
13 April 2017|
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Response from mark609165 | Property representative |
Hi corne yes bring your small camera, a spray jacket and some bug spray ,the trips 40 minutes on the river and leaves from the swing bridge 14 km south of Murchison Township state highway 6,hope to see you soon Regards Mark
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