Water activity

Hanmer Springs Jet Boat Adventure Tour

4.7 / 5

11 reviews

Activity provider: Christchurch Attractions

Hanmer Springs Jet Boat Adventure Tour

Activity provider: Christchurch Attractions

From US$ 70.43 per person

Travel more than 30 kilometers in the wonderland of Hanmer Springs. Navigate the Waiau Gorge, and marvel at mountains and forests. Hold on tight as you speed along the river for about 30 minutes.

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Duration 45 minutes
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  • Travel the Waiau Gorge by jet boat
  • Experience the adrenaline thrills of the Hamilton jet spin
  • Marvel at the Alpine landscapes of Hanmer Springs
  • Enjoy a day of adventure for the entire family
Full description
Marvel at the Alpine landscapes of Hanmer Springs, and experience the adrenaline thrills of a jet boat adventure. Located approximately 90 minutes from Christchurch, the mountain town is a Mecca for fans of adventure activities, such as quad bikes, bungy jumps, white water rafting, and much more. Make your way to the jet boat base for a safety briefing. Then, travel the narrow gorges, braided shallows, and water rapids by jet boat. Your time on the water will last at least 30 minutes, but allow one hour for the whole experience (including thorough safety briefing). Soak up the spectacular scenery as you travel the entire length of Waiau Gorge. Hold on tight as you experience the famous Hamilton jet spin!
  • 30-minute jet boat adventure
  • Lifejacket
  • Rainjacket
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • People with back problems

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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

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

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 ride, without notification, you will be charged in full
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
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Everything was seamless from the pre event comms / pick up on the day and activity Briefing - we We’re 3 Generations and all us a ball ! As for the experience itself , we all loved it !

July 17, 2022

June 26, 2022

Was great fun. Driver was great. Beautiful scenery! Only comment would be the people in front of me had long hair and it should have been tied up. Keep having to brush it out of the way so I could hold on (safety issue).

April 25, 2022

Product ID: 58079