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Jet Boat Waiau River - HANMER SPRINGS

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 silver rating

  • Have New Zealand regulated safety standards
  • 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

    Please NOTE as 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

  • Adult $125.00
    Child $70.00

    Notes

    • Family Pass $299 - Buy 2 full priced adults tickets and add up to 3 children for just $69...SAVE $111!
    • We require a minimum of two paying adults to confirm the trip departure. Children are 13 years and under. Minimum 3 years of age to ride.

    Available Bookings from November 13 to November 19

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    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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    Jennifer from New Zealand wrote on 01 May 2019

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    Amazing experience!!

    Highly recommended. Staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. Jetboating was the best experience ever and was the highlight of our holiday.

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    David from New Zealand wrote on 19 April 2019

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    Hanmer spring jetboat

    A must do if you want a good time an some laughs the guides are great an make for a fun trip be prepared to get wet lots of 360s Darryl you are a great guide

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    Ash from New Zealand wrote on 04 September 2019

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    Absolute fun!!

    The staff were very friendly, and I even got picked up from town to the main office, the driver even stopped so I could take a photo at the lookout. The driver and assistant of the jetboat were awesome, friendly, patient. I had an amazing time, it was fun and thrilling and beautiful, would love a job doing this kind of thing, I would definitely use this company again for any more adventures. And reccomend them on social media to any keen adventurers. Thank you for an awesome time. Made my day.

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    Radha from New Zealand wrote on 14 August 2019

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    Jetboat review

    It was very bad because driver was too racist.I didn't expect this in New Zealand. I went there with my Mom.it was her 1st time doing Jetboat but we are very disappointed. He asked me that where I am from and He made some weird face after hearing India. He helped other young people for wearing safety jacket but not to us as we were standing before them.

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    From Jet Boat Waiau River - HANMER SPRINGS

    Hi Radha, thanks for reviewing us, I'm not sure where you have got the impression that the driver was racist. We always ask where people are from so to be friendly and gauge on how to run through the trip. The driver always check the jackets and from memory, your mothers jacket was dressed and fitted to her. We do not tolerate any sort of racism in the workplace and I'm not sure how you have come to this conclusion?

    Lisa from New Zealand wrote on 04 August 2019

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    Jet boating

    Really great time on the boat. Exciting and exhilarating. The speed and the spins just made this a must do for everyone

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