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South IslandNelson RegionMurchison

Jet Boating Buller Canyon New Zealand

Experience one of New Zealand’s best Jet Boating Adventures with Buller Canyon Jet.

The Upper Buller Canyon Gorge near Murchison, offers New Zealand jet boating at it’s best, earning rave reviews from customers.

Your are taken on a thrilling 40 minute jet boat ride on the mighty Buller River as it carves it's way through the pink granite rock of the canyons, past waterfalls and over earthquake rapids, right in the heart of historic gold mining country.

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29 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 3.

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Patrick Tuffin

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

This is a must do if you are passing through Murchison. It was a great experience and Mark provided information about the river.
We are early 60s so don't let age put you off, if you don't hop off the boat with a smile on your face you are not alive!

Pat & Maureen
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Lisa Scott

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

We both had a blast with Mark. An awesome bloke and a brilliant ride. Would recommend this to anyone. Make sure you hang on!

Buller Canyon Jet responds:

Thanks Lisa glad your enjoying NZ all the best from the Buller canyon Jet team

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Wil Goes

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome ride on the Buller River. We had a marvellous time on the boat which is not all about speed, spins and shearing next to the rocks. Mack also explained about what effect the earthquakes have had on the river.

Buller Canyon Jet responds:

Glad you enjoyed the ride Wil and thanks for the comments Kind Regards Mark

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Wilbert Goes

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome trip, really enjoyed it! Mark possesses a lot of humour and is also a knowledgable man about the area! It was very personal and definitely fun!

Buller Canyon Jet responds:

Thanks for the great review Wilbert and it was a pleasure to show you the Buller Canyon up close ,Regards Mark

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Mark George

Ranking: 10/10

Brilliant fun, and skipper Mark was great - skillful, knowledgeable and a good laugh. Prepare to get wet (we got soaked! - thanks Mark ;) but it adds to the fun and was exciting. V8 Chevvy motor delivered the goods with fantastic speed and Mark used his knowledge of the river to the best effect. We were also lucky to see a huge wild brown trout, wild goats and a big hawk being scared off by a super-fast swooping falcon - and all the time being entertained by great driving, and lots of interesting tales about the local area. Fab-u-lous!!

Buller Canyon Jet responds:

Thanks Mark for the great review was great to have you on board and your right its a jungle out there some days Cheers Mark

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R Werder

Ranking: 10/10

Perfect mix of exciting adventure-ride, beautiful scenery and information about Buller River and surroundings. Mark is "sweet as" ;) We had so much fun and highly recommend this attraction. Also much cheaper than jet-boat-rides in Queenstown.

Buller Canyon Jet responds:

Thanks Mate pleasure to have you along, all the Best Mark

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Maggie Lean

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We did this trip yesterday (5th Nov) after reading the reviews on Rankers and I can tell you, we weren't disappointed. Everything about it was spot on especially the captain, Mark, who was funny, knowledgeable, safety conscious and an all round nice guy. He knows every bend, rock and rapid on that river and gave us a ride to remember. Thanks for the complimentary drink Mark!! (You have to ride to find out about that).

Buller Canyon Jet responds:

Haa Haa I remember the drinks trolly going around the crew ,thanks Maggie aqnd all the best -Mark

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Corinne Mccormick

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

We were a family of 4 and had an amazing time. Our guide Mark was very genuine and personable. Our boys will remember this adventure for the rest of their lives. The river was breathtaking and the history and information that Mark shared with us was excellent. Would highly recommend this adventure to everyone! Our boys thought Mark was "sweet as!"

Buller Canyon Jet responds:

Thanks for the review Corinne great to have you and the boys on board all the best Mark

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Richard Thompson

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely brilliant, four of us had an experience of a lifetime on a beautiful river in a great boat with an excellent driver and guide. Mark went out of his way to make our experience exceptional, it felt just for us. Great information on the river and the area added to the trip and is one of our many highlights from our New Zealand trip and cannot recommend Buller Canyon Jet highly enough. Mark can expect more Aussies coming his way.

Buller Canyon Jet responds:

Wow thanks a lot for the great review it was a real pleasure showing you around and having a blast on the Buller

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Larry Dashiell

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Mark provided an excellent ride. I had an injury to my arm and shoulder and he was able to "adjust" the ride as to prevent further injury and not disappoint the other riders. We also had a bit of discussion about the boats power plant. Mark also provided a wealth of information on the Buller River Getting to the boat dock requires going over the swinging bridge. I made for a great experience.

Buller Canyon Jet responds:

Thanks for the review, glad you got the most out of our trip All the best Mark

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Hannays

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Just Do It! We’ve done other jet rides in NZ and Canyon Buller Jet shows them up as poor cousins! Four of us, aged 9 to 65 couldn't stop grinning after our Buller Canyon Jet experience, and we want to put the shout out to cyberspace so that more of those travelling to this amazing part of the world put this spot on their travel itinerary.

If you’re up for it, then be ready for more than just a spurt down the river and a few spins. Mark has you out on the water for 40 minutes of adrenalin pumping spins, hair racing rock face glides and when he takes the foot off the pedal he’s a wealth of information. Not only did we get to enjoy the scenery and heart stopping moments, we also learnt about the history of the area and everything that makes the Buller Gorge one of the most spectacular spaces we’ve ever seen in NZ.

If you’re looking for a jet experience that is pure NZ and SWEET AS >>> you have to stop at the Buller Gorge and take on the Buller with Mark.

Tip : the walk down to Mark and his boat is gorgeous, but a little steep, so make sure you’re wearing shoes that are going to give you some grip.

Buller Canyon Jet responds:

wow thanks for the mega review thats what really makes my day is seeing happy visitors to our area and taking away great memories- Kind Regards Mark

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Jason MacLeod

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Mark(the driver) was fantastic! The ride was amazing and exciting! We are so glad we got 'stuck' in Murchison and did the jet boating - SO WORTH IT!

Buller Canyon Jet responds:

Thanks Guys for the top review sorry for the delay in replying All the very Best Mark; ps still burnin up the river

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Amy Gately

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing experience....you have to do it. Hubby was laughing like a big kid the whole way round.
Mark is fab and such a funny guy, he made sure we had a spot on trip!