Buller Canyon Jet

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Holloway

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Staff friendly and boat trip was good and interesting. Felt safe.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in February 2017

Buller Canyon Jet responds:

thanks for the review Cheers Mark

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Dana

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

A minus are the sandflies.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in February 2017

Buller Canyon Jet responds:

what can I say ?

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Anke Vater

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

This tour was a great experience with great and enthusiastic guide Mark. We really enjoyed it and learned a lot about the Buller River and surrounding nature.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

Buller Canyon Jet responds:

Thanks for the top review and I'm stoked you enjoyed the ride so much All the best Mark

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Joerg

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

I did not trust the rating until I have done it for myself.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

Buller Canyon Jet responds:

Cheers Mate good on you for checking us out Regards Mark and team

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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
Napier

Reviewed about 3 years ago

Buller Canyon Jet responds:

Never to old to rock and roll well done guys regards Mark

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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!

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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!

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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!!

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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).

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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!"

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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!

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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!

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Bev and Rog

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Brilliant. Icing on the cake of a great NZ holiday. A definite must do. Mark you are a star. 14/3/14

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Mick Hanily

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

One of the best experiences we have had so far on our trip Mark was absolutely fantastic we had a real ball definitely a must do if you are in the area thanks again

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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ben de with

Belgium

Ranking: 10/10

I liked this very much, it's great fun and Mark the pilot is a very enthousiastic guy. thx a lot for a great experience!
Even if you're not in the neighborhoud, it's a detour worthwhile.
ben

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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Jackie Pearson

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Best jet boating experience in NZ. Mark makes sure you have a great experience. Don't waste your money in Queenstown get to Murchison to do the real thing!

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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Ian

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Deserves higher than 10, it was extraordinary and hilarious. Mark was fantastic and his enthusiasm was infectious. The whole family thoroughly enjoyed it and our boys have not stopped smiling. It is going to be hard to beat this activity on the rest of our holiday. Excellent value for the amount of fun and thrills we had.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

Buller Canyon Jet responds:

Thanks Ian sorry for the delay hope alls well with you and enjoyed the rest of your travels Cheers Marko

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Kim

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Mark Allen - you are a fantastic host! My son and I came from this States with our NZ family (Kim, Chris, Joe, Zayne and Jake)! Rainy, crazy ride up the canyon!! Blew our minds and we had a blast! Take the ride just to hang with Mark!! Thanks for the fun!!! Cheers!

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Buller Canyon Jet responds:

Thanks very much, and it was a pleasure to have your family along, Kind regards Mark.

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stacey

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

AMAZING! my 74 year old Nan loved it!!! Mark, thankyou so much for showing my nan and Dad a great time! They often talk about how it was the highlight of their holiday!! Stacey and John

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2012

Buller Canyon Jet responds:

Thanks for the comments guys ,It's great to see everyone having a special holiday with neat memories ,all the best Mark.

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Jeannie Maura

Bahamas

Ranking: 10/10

Mark Allen was an excellent driver, captain and fabulously fun ! Had an amazing day learning about the pink river rocks, pebble beaches and craved out landscapes due to his knowledge about the area. He really has a passion and while having an amazing adrenaline rush it was extremely beautiful and an education about the local area! It's the best thing you can do especially for the value ! Top notch day!! Thanks Mark

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Buller Canyon Jet responds:

your welcome and thanks for the great review ,regards Mark

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Paul Roder

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

We'd rate it higher than 10 if we could. The river is absolutely beautiful and the jet boat ride was all that could be expected and more. I can't talk Mark up enough, he has loads of experience, he loves the river, he went out of his way to make our time as enjoyable as possible...I could keep going but just save $5 to walk across the swing bridge and buy a ticket for the boat at the entrance, thanks for the highlight of our holiday from Paul and Vicki.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

Buller Canyon Jet responds:

Thanks, thats what I love helping make someones holiday special Regards Mark

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BattsNZ

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Our family had an awesome trip on the river with Mark. Safely skimming speedily pass the overhanging willows and rocks was thrilling, multiple 360 spins got us all screamming with excitment, and the scenery is outstanding. We can definately recommend this attraction.

Reviewed about 7 years ago

Buller Canyon Jet responds:

your welcome guys great to have you along regards , Mark

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Carole Carter

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Have done a few jet boats - this one is better than Shotover/Kawarau etc, good value - 45 minutes for $95. Skipper Mark is fun and informative.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2012

Buller Canyon Jet responds:

yip you can't beat the Buller for action and scenary ,all the best , Mark

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hands

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Wild, wet, full of adrenlin, great boat, loved the sound of the boat under full noise, sound of the Chevy V8 being pushed though the rapids, Mark knows his boat, knows the river, loved gets us wet going though the rapids, the saftey of the boat and driver (Mark) was paramount, just fantastic, what a river (Buller) to go where very little people are to get too, and what a way to see this part of the World.
Thanks Mark.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in January 2012

Buller Canyon Jet responds:

nz's best kept secret, jet the Buller with the hammer down, thanks for commin along ,happy travells Mark

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huggyfamily

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic! Our whole family loved this - beautiful river and canyon on a stunning day, and totally friendly and interesting driver. We are so glad we did this jet boat ride rather than the Queenstown one, as it was twice as long and cheaper by half.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in January 2012

Buller Canyon Jet responds:

thanks for that, kind regards ,Mark

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Daniela Borter

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Friendly, very good and exciting jetboat trip, very personal.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

Buller Canyon Jet responds:

nice one mate all the best Mark.

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Sue Haward

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Really great jetboat experience - but more than that. Mark is a knowledgable guy who loves his river and gives plenty of humourous, interesting information.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

Buller Canyon Jet responds:

Thanks Sue , love working with people on holiday good times, Mark.

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grahamcrox

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely brilliant! A small boat so I guess more exciting than the bigger boats. Plus the river itself (in the upper Buller Gorge) is beautiful.[ Our driver Mark is a star. Funny, friendly and informative. A highlight of our holiday.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

Buller Canyon Jet responds:

Cheers Graham, great to have you along Happy Hol's Mark.