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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
    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

    • Family pass is for 2 adults and up to 3 children.
    • 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 October 26 to November 01

    Change Dates

    All prices are shown in NZD ($)

    Mon 26 Oct
    Tue 27 Oct
    Wed 28 Oct
    Thu 29 Oct
    Fri 30 Oct
    Sat 31 Oct
    Sun 1 Nov

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$125.00
    • Child$70.00
    • Family$199.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$125.00
    • Child$70.00
    • Family$199.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$125.00
    • Child$70.00
    • Family$199.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$125.00
    • Child$70.00
    • Family$199.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$125.00
    • Child$70.00
    • Family$199.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$50.00
    • Child$30.00
    • Family$199.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$125.00
    • Child$70.00
    • Family$199.00

    5spaces priced from:

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

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$30.00
    • Child$70.00
    • Family$199.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$25.00
    • Child$30.00
    • Family$199.00

    12+spaces priced from:

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

    12+spaces priced from:

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

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$40.00
    • Child$50.00
    • Family$199.00

    3spaces priced from:

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

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$45.00
    • Child$30.00
    • Family$199.00

    11spaces priced from:

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

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$28.00
    • Child$30.00
    • Family$199.00

    12spaces priced from:

    • Adult$40.00
    • Child$50.00
    • Family$199.00

    12+spaces priced from:

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

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$125.00
    • Child$70.00
    • Family$199.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$125.00
    • Child$70.00
    • Family$199.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$125.00
    • Child$70.00
    • Family$199.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$125.00
    • Child$70.00
    • Family$199.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$125.00
    • Child$70.00
    • Family$199.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$50.00
    • Child$30.00
    • Family$199.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$125.00
    • Child$70.00
    • Family$199.00

    10spaces priced from:

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

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$25.00
    • Child$30.00
    • Family$199.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$50.00
    • Child$30.00
    • Family$199.00

    12+spaces priced from:

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

    12spaces priced from:

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

    11spaces priced from:

    • Adult$40.00
    • Child$50.00
    • Family$199.00

    12+spaces priced from:

    • Adult$40.00
    • Child$45.00
    • 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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    lans2 from New Zealand wrote on 01 March 2020

    Amazing experience

    We had a fantastic time experiencing our first-ever jet boating adventure. Our family of 4 had a wonderful time! Great activity for the family while in Hanmer.

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    Hi Lan We thank you for experiencing your first Jet boat ride ever, with us, Hanmer Springs Attractions. Jet boating is an amazing family activity. Look forward to your return visit, Hanmer Springs Attractions Team.

    himanshup2 from New Zealand wrote on 14 February 2020

    Enjoyed thoroughly !!

    Christian our Master speed chase driver of the boat was simply fantastic. Thankyou !

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    From Jet Boat Waiau River - HANMER SPRINGS

    Hi Himanshu Glad to hear you had a fantastic time, we hope to see you again, perhaps for Quad biking?? Thanks The Hanmer Springs Attractions Team

    Matt from New Zealand wrote on 30 January 2020

    Brilliant!

    Loved every minute of it! Daryl was a brilliant guide and hilarious to boot. Thanks for a great day out guys

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    Hi Matt Thanks for the great comments, we love to hear that you have had a great day. Looking forward to your next visit, The Hanmer Springs Attractions Team.

    Marama Dawson from New Zealand wrote on 29 October 2019

    Jetboat

    We weren't in any of the camera pictures, so had to walk away without any memories. For a once in a life time experience, it was so saddening to have to walk away without any memories to take. Especially when we were told to leave our phones behind, if that was the case, I would have taken mine. I feel like people who want pictures should get front seats. Otherwise loved it. The long walk down the hill was not child, friendly, my son fell over twice and grazed his knees. We also booked for 2pm and got a phone call saying we needed to make 1pm which was $10 cheaper so we paid $10 more for 1pm. Terrible.

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    From Jet Boat Waiau River - HANMER SPRINGS

    Hi Marama Dawson Thank you for your review. Our jet boats seat 18 passengers, we have a Go Pro on board whereby we record the first 5-7 minutes of the journey - this is a stationary camera, at the completion of your jet boat ride photos are taken from the balcony capturing the complete boat. Our boats are very popular and on occasion we may reschedule passengers to another time - we are sorry if this inconvenienced you. Thanks, The Hanmer Springs Attractions Team

    Jos from Netherlands wrote on 24 January 2020

    Jet boat

    It was fantastic

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    From Jet Boat Waiau River - HANMER SPRINGS

    Hi Jos Great review, yes it really is fantastic. Regards The Hanmer Springs Attraction Team .

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