Hanmer Springs
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Hanmer Springs 2-Hour Quad Bike Safari

1. Hanmer Springs 2-Hour Quad Bike Safari

Discover the beautiful mountains and forests of Hanmer Springs on an exciting 2-hour Quad Bike safari. Make your own way to the Quad Bike base, located on the main road into Hanmer Springs and overlooking the river and Waiau Ferry Bridge. Upon arrival, take control of a 4WD Quad Bike, and cross the challenging terrain and river crossings. Drive along roads of mud, dust, and dirt. Located approximately 90 minutes from Christchurch, the mountain town is a Mecca for fans of adventure activities, such as bungy jumps, white water rafting, and much more. Your Quad Bike guide will take you to some of the back country roads of the area, passing farms, sheep trails, sand, and bush. Choose to ride your own bike, or ride tandem with another person (subject to age restrictions). Enjoy the freedom of the challenging trails (within the safety boundaries) as you soak up the beautiful mountain environment.

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Hanmer Springs 2-Hour White Water Rafting Tour

2. Hanmer Springs 2-Hour White Water Rafting Tour

Experience the grade 2 rapids of the Waiau River on a 2-hour white water rafting tour in Hanmer Springs. Make your own way to the white water rafting base on the main road into Hanmer Springs and 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, and much more. Upon arrival, get a safety briefing from a fully-qualified rafting guide, and marvel at the surrounding rock formations, fault lines, and crystal-clear waters of the river. The water is so clear that you can often see trout or salmon swimming by. If conditions are right, you can even jump out of the raft and float down river! Navigate the grade 2 rapids for a soft rafting adventure that is perfect for families. Return to the base by jet boat and enjoy the surrounding mountains and forests from another perspective.

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What people are saying about Hanmer Springs

This was a very relaxing enjoyable river rafting experience. You had time to enjoy the scenery and company of fellow travellers.

A wonderful guide and excellent adventure. Would definitely recommend!! A great family adventure for all ages!

Fantastic experience, had a great time. Cieran was a great guide! Awesome tracks to explore.

This tour was fantastic. The guide was great, really friendly and very safety conscious

A little tame if you have been a quad bike rider before