Buller Canyon Jet


33 Rankers Reviews

8 Face-to-Face

1 Jet Boating

1 Murchison

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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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South IslandNelson RegionMurchison


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Holloway's avatar


United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

Buller Canyon Jet responds:

thanks for the review Cheers Mark

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Ranking: 9/10

A minus are the sandflies.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

Buller Canyon Jet responds:

what can I say ?

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Anke Vater


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 almost 4 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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Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed almost 4 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

Reviewed about 4 years ago

Buller Canyon Jet responds:

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

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Lisa Scott


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 over 4 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


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 4 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 5 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 about 5 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 about 5 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 5 years ago

Buller Canyon Jet responds:

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

Corinne Mccormick's avatar

Corinne Mccormick


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 5 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


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 5 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