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Hanmer Springs 5-Hour Inflatable Canoe Adventure Tour

Product ID: 58117
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Navigate the white water rapids and calmer waters of the Waiau River on a 5-hour canoe adventure in Hanmer Springs. Enjoy the adrenaline thrills of the river and forest as you float downstream among salmon and trout. Marvel at a mountain landscape.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Pickup included

Pick-up from any hotel or accommodation in Hanmer Springs available on request
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Travel the moderate rapids and calm waters of the Waiau River by canoe
  • Negotiate the grade 2 rapids aboard an inflatable boat
  • Enjoy a picnic by the banks of the river
  • Soak up the spectacular mountains and towering forest of Hanmer Springs
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Experience the grade 2 rapids and calm waters of the Waiau River on a 5-hour canoe tour in Hanmer Springs.

Make your own way to the meeting point on the main road into Hanmer Springs, overlooking the river and Waiau Ferry Bridge. Located approximately 90 minutes from Christchurch, the mountain town is a Mecca for fans of adventure activities, such as bungy jumps, quad bike safaris, clay pigeon shooting, and much more.

Upon arrival, get a safety briefing from a fully-qualified guide, and then climb aboard the inflatable canoe. Ride down the beautiful Alpine river, stopping for a picnic lunch among the surrounding mountains and forest. The river is so clear that you can often see trout or salmon swimming by.

Travel approximately 25 kilometers over grade 2 rapids and more gentle waters for a mix of moderate white water thrills and relaxation that is perfect for the whole family. Then, return to the base by jet boat and enjoy the surrounding mountains and forests from another perspective.
  • Guided canoe tour
  • Picnic lunch
  • Return transfer to base by jet boat

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Meeting point

Pick-up from your accommodation in Hanmer Springs, or at the Thrillseekers River Base, 839 Hanmer Springs Road

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Important information
Know before you go
• You must be able to fit into the safety equipment in order to participate
• Please provide at least 24 hours advance notice of any cancellation. If no notification is provided, a 25% cancellation fee will be charged. If you fail to turn up on the day of the jump, without notification, you will be charged in full
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Christchurch Attractions

Product ID: 58117