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Jet Boat Waiau River - HANMER SPRINGS

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Join us on the ultimate adventure as we jetboat the entire length of Hanmer's spectacular Waiau Gorge...

Highlights

  • Experience an adrenaline pumped jet boat ride over 24km along the Waiau River
  • See spectacular scenery including narrow gorges and white water rapids
  • Travel and maneuver on shallow waters with the help of powerful twin V8 engines
  • Experience the thrilling Hamilton Jet Spin!
  • A fantastic activity for the entire family to enjoy

This is not just a jet boat ride - it is an adventure experience!

Enjoy the spectacular scenery, including narrow gorges, braided shallows and white water rapids - this trip has it all!

The Hanmer Springs Attractions Jetboat has powerful twin V8 engines, that allow it to manoeuvre in the most incredible manner.

Our Hanmer Springs jet boat can turn on its own length, instantly change direction and travel on ankle-deep water, a true New Zealand experience.

Hold on while you experience the famous Hamilton jet spin! With over 24km of exciting jet boating and breathtaking scenery, this Hanmer Springs boating adventure is a truly outstanding and unique experience.

We are the only Jet boat operator in Hanmer Springs that:

  • Are recognised by Qualmark as having appropriate safety standards to a gold rating.
  • Have New Zealand regulated safety standards
  • Are recognised by AdventureMark
  • Have a superior fleet of boats on the river, all powered by twin engines
  • Have a base with balcony overlooking the river, café and facilities
Adult $125.00
Child $70.00
Family $460.00 (Price $460 if purchased Individually - Discounts Shown from this rate)

What's included

  • An adrenaline pumping ride along the beautiful Waiau Gorge with stunning views

Location

  • 839 Hanmer Springs rd, 1hr and 45 minutes from Christchurch.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

Notes

  • Please Note:This is a very popular attraction and often completely full - jet boat rides must be taken at the designated time and failing to present at this time may result in ticket forfeit.

    Additional Tickets: Additional full priced tickets can be purchased as you proceed to checkout.

    Family pass is for 2 adults and up to 3 children.

  • We require a minimum of four paying Adult fares to confirm the trip departure. Children are 13 years and under. Minimum 3 years of age to ride.

Available Bookings from 25 Jun to 01 Jul 2022

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  • Adult$40.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$30.00
  • Family$199.00

  • Adult$40.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Family$199.00

  • Adult$40.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$30.00
  • Family$199.00

Bookings close in 10 hours...

  • Adult$50.00
  • Child$50.00
  • Family$199.00

  • Adult$40.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Family$199.00

  • Adult$40.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$30.00
  • Family$199.00

  • Adult$28.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$30.00
  • Family$199.00

  • Adult$40.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$45.00
  • Family$199.00

  • Adult$40.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Family$199.00

  • Adult$40.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Family$199.00

  • Adult$25.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$30.00
  • Family$199.00

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

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Zoe Daly from New Zealand wrote on 23 January 2022

Would highly recommend!!

Heaps of fun and amazing scenery.

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From Jet Boat Waiau River - HANMER SPRINGS

Kia Ora Zoe Daly Thank you for jet boating with us on the Waiau River with the No 1 jet boat provider. Thanks, the Hanmer Springs Attractions Team.

Amy Steffensen from New Zealand wrote on 18 January 2022

New Zealand

Very friendly staff, the kids had a really good time

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From Jet Boat Waiau River - HANMER SPRINGS

Kia Ora Amy Steffensen Jet boating on the Waiau River in Hanmer Springs is a great family activity - young and not so young always enjoy this all year round. Thanks,the Hanmer Springs Attractions Team.

Srinivas from New Zealand wrote on 18 January 2022

Fantastic experience

Awesome experience.. weather was bad but still we had a wonderful ride

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From Jet Boat Waiau River - HANMER SPRINGS

Kia Ora Srinivas Jet boating on the Waiau River in Hanmer Springs is a great all year round activity. Thanks, the Hanmer Springs Attractions Team.

Iris from New Zealand wrote on 18 January 2022

Fun and easy experience

Beautiful views with a bit of adrenaline. Our guide/driver was really exceptional - calm, friendly, very practised.

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From Jet Boat Waiau River - HANMER SPRINGS

Kia Ora Iris Thank you for your visit to Hanmer Springs and jet boating with the No 1 provider. Thanks, the Hanmer Springs Attractions Team.

Gale from New Zealand wrote on 17 January 2022

Great time

Had a great time. Our driver was very good and the whole experience was really fun. Customer service at reception to be improved maybe

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From Jet Boat Waiau River - HANMER SPRINGS

Kia Ora Gale Great to hear your had a great jet boat ride. We welcome any feed back regarding our customer service and how we can improve this - please email to our Operations Manager - christian@hanmerspringsattractions.nz

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