Water activity

Murchison: 40-Minute Jet Boat Experience on Buller River

Murchison: 40-Minute Jet Boat Experience on Buller River

From US$ 88.57 per person

Experience the thrill of a 40-minute jet boat ride along the Buller River. Discover this award-winning national heritage reserve and cross New Zealand's longest swing bridge on an unforgettable adventure.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 40 minutes
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Live tour guide


  • Blast your way through amazing pink granite canyons
  • Hang on tight during high speeds and boat spins
  • Sit back and relax while drifting to admire the pristine surrounding scenery
  • Benefit from the commentary of your local guide
Full description
Start your adventure with a walk over New Zealand’s longest swing bridge. Follow the track through the forest for 5 minutes to reach the beach where your jet boat awaits you.  Your friendly driver-guide will greet you, help fit your life jackets, and give you a safety briefing. Then get ready to hang on tight for a thrilling 40-minute ride of speed and spins over white water rapids, all the while comfortably seated in a custom-built, high-powered Chevy V8 river shark jet boat. There's also plenty of time to relax when your driver lets the boat drift along the mighty Buller River, providing stunning views of the surrounding native forest and towering pink granite rock formations as you float.  Listen to the birdsong and some commentary about local history, take your own photos and look out for fish gliding through the crystal-clear waters. Then hang on tight once more and blast off for further exploring of the rafting zone in the upper reaches of the canyon.
  • Jet boat ride
  • Swing bridge admission
  • All heritage forest walkways and 40 minutes on the river
  • Safety equipment
  • Parking at the swing bridge
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with back problems

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Meeting point

Buller Gorge Swing Bridge free car park, 14km's south of Murchison town on state highway 6.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Professional cameras
  • Luggage or large bags
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Product ID: 325223