Earn 1 Airpoints Dollar™ for every $100 you spend

Explore Bookme forChristchurch


Canyon Safari - Jet Boat - 1 Hour

Experience breathtaking scenery with expert fast water jet boat drivers on this Canyon Safari as you travel through the gorge taking in the waterfalls and the Trans Alpine Railway.


  • 1-hour Jet Boat ride on the Waimakariri River.
  • Enjoy commentary from skilled, knowledgeable drivers.

This experience is 60 minutes of true New Zealand jet boating through the Waimakariri River canyon, nestled in the foothills of Canterbury’s high country!

This is where jet boating was first developed for the world… the true home of jet boating. This is real back country where the only access is on foot, in our jet boat or chopper. Each stop will highlight the remoteness of this region and all under an hour from Christchurch.

Breathtaking alpine scenery is complimented with expert commentary from our drivers about an area rich in history, from the Tranz Alpine Railway tracking through the gorge to changing nature of a river influenced by the mountains of the divide between east and west. You’ll venture deep into the mountains and be immersed in spectacular scenery and uncover the story of how early pioneer jet boaters first explored upstream in an experience of a lifetime.

The Jet Boat experience includes great photo opportunities along with the famous Hamilton Spins, adventure out on a Canyon Safari ride with family and friends!

Adult $140.00
Child $110.00 (5-15 years)


  • Allow approximately 90 minutes for the whole experience


  • Departure Point: 651 Rubicon Road, Springfield 7580, Canterbury, New Zealand

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • Please Note: A minimum of 4 x passengers are required.

    If booking as a single passenger, please note that the operator will make all endeavours to place you on the scheduled trip. The Operator does reserve the right to transfer the booking to a confirmed trip if numbers deem this necessary.

    The operator reserves the right on occasion to cancel the trip due to maintenance, weather, water conditions and minimum numbers not being met.

    Open Hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm

    Children must be accompanied by a caregiver, minimum age 2 years. Pregnant women are advised not to partake in Jet boating. People with medical concerns should mention these at the time of booking.

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


27 reviews

Showing all 27 authenticated Bookme reviews

Aimee Glennie from New Zealand wrote on 22 March 2021

Best day out ever!

The boys were wonderful, they were so informative while making the whole experience fun. Pretty sure I learnt more about Canterbury on the boat trip than I did my whole time at school. I would recommend that everyone treat themselves to an hours boat ride, you won't regret it.

Share Link

Lexi van Heemert from New Zealand wrote on 09 January 2021

Great experience

Lovely people friendly hosts!

Share Link

bevinb from New Zealand wrote on 04 August 2020

Scenery, excitement, a super guide

From the first hello and the walk through the collection of antiques, thru a great ride, to a fascinating chat about jet boat racing, the whole experience was 5 stars The ride was exhilarating, the scenery breathtaking, and the snippets of history and geology fascinating.

Share Link

jennys9 from New Zealand wrote on 22 March 2020

Good Fun

Thanks for the time on the river - was really good relief from life at the moment! kids loved it.

Share Link

From Canyon Safari - Jet Boat - 1 Hour

Thanks for your review. Yes we agree it's wonderful to get away from it all into the great outdoors!

kellys5 from New Zealand wrote on 02 March 2020

Amazing Experience!

We had a Sunday midday trip and we were the only ones on the boat! This company is great they will take a trip no matter how many customers are on the trip. We had Mark as our driver and he was awesome. Very knowledgeable, took photos for us and he was great to chat to. I would highly recommend this experience, it exceeded expectations! Thanks guys! Kelly

Share Link

From Canyon Safari - Jet Boat - 1 Hour

Hi Kelly, Thanks for the review and for jet boating with us! Our drivers do love to show what our jet boats can do and we have such stunning scenery on this trip also. Thanks Paul P.S We do have a passenger minimum of 2.


10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

Spaces Left
*This option must be made together with another price type.

Qualmark Certification

This award identifies a business with a high level of professionalism, a keen awareness of the impact it has on the environment and a commitment to a customer centric approach.

This award is evidence of a sophisticated tourism business that consistently exceeds visitor expectations. Their proactive leadership and management ensure the business’s focus on continuously improving their economic, social and environmental performance to create genuine, constantly evolving and sustainable tourism experiences.

This award recognises the best sustainable tourism businesses in New Zealand. It denotes exceptional customer experiences at the heart of everything the company does. This business is leading the way in making the New Zealand tourism industry a world class sustainable visitor destination.

When you see the Qualmark logo, your activity of choice is endorsed by New Zealand Tourism’s official quality assurance organisation and backed by leaders in the industry. It’s your trusted guide to iconic activities and experiences that are awarded for their exceptionally high level of quality, safety and sustainability.

Sample menu


Delete your content?

This item will be deleted immediately. You can't undo this action.