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Rafting Adventure and Jet Boat Ride - Hanmer Springs

Rafting in Hanmer Springs provides fantastic family fun for everyone and a great adventure!

A family rafting adventure is the best way to see the Waiau Gorge Canyon and surrounding countryside.

Marvel at the twist rock, water holes, pink marble rock and fault line features. In clear water you may see salmon and trout swimming by as you float past.

Relax and listen to our qualified guides as they pass on their knowledge of the river, its nature and folklore. Your Hanmer Springs Attractions guides will also give you full instructions on the rafting techniques to use during your trip.

Leap out of the raft and go for a float, - but make sure you are back in the raft before the rapids!

At the end of your raft trip you return on our thrilling jet boat ride.

Our Hanmer Springs rafting adventure is suitable for people of all ages, but children must be able to fit the safety gear to participate.

We supply you with everything you need for this Hanmer Springs activity and ask that you bring your own swimwear, a towel and a sense of adventure!

This is sensational family fun.


Adult $169.00
Child $99.00
Family Pass $635.00 (Price $635 if purchased individually - discounts shown from this rate.)

Location

  • 839 Hanmer Springs Rd, 1 hour and 45 minutes from Christchurch

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Please Note: There is a minimum of two paying adults required for the trip departure to be confirmed.

    Family Pass is for 2 Adults and up to 3 children.

  • Child age is 13 years and under. Rafting is suitable for ages 6 and up, however it is essential children are able to fit the safety gear.

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

Available Bookings from February 28 to March 06

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Sun 28 Feb
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  • Adult$169.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$379.00

  • Adult$79.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$379.00

  • Adult$169.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$379.00

  • Adult$89.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$379.00

  • Adult$135.20 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$379.00

  • Adult$89.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$379.00

  • Adult$79.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$379.00

  • Adult$169.00
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$379.00

  • Adult$79.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$379.00

  • Adult$89.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$379.00

  • Adult$89.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$379.00

  • Adult$89.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$69.00
  • Family Pass$379.00

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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samanthaw1 from New Zealand wrote on 10 February 2021

So much fun

Was an amazing experience! Will definitely do against the guide was fantastic! So much laughs and banter!

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Hi samanthaw 1 We will pass you comments on to your guide - Brayden - he will be pleased. The Waiau River being grade 2 is an excellent entry level for rafting. Thanks , the Hanmer Springs Attractions Team.

Adele Lusher from New Zealand wrote on 02 February 2021

Great family fun!

What a great time we had rafting! We had a group of nine from extended family and we totally had value for money and fantastic time. thank you to Daniel our guide.

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From Rafting Adventure and Jet Boat Ride - Hanmer Springs

Hi Adele Lusher Your extended family had a great time, those photos and video show the great fun that you all had. The Waiau River being Grade 2 is perfect for family groups of mixed ages. Thanks, the Hanmer Springs Attractions Team.

vivic1 from New Zealand wrote on 26 January 2021

Excellent

Fantastic time

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Hi vivic1 We are super happy that you enjoyed your rafting on the Waiau River, this is a grade 2 family friendly activity. Thanks, the Hanmer Springs Attractions Team

Naomi Pettersson from New Zealand wrote on 22 January 2021

Awesome Experience

Had a great time doing this experience. The guides were great and we felt safe at all times. Highly recommend doing this activity.

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Hi Naomi Pettersson Thank you for visiting us in Hanmer Springs and experiencing rafting on the Waiau River. Great to hear you had an enjoyable time, thanks The Hanmer Springs Attractions Team.

antarab from New Zealand wrote on 02 January 2021

Great place for kids

Enjoyed the rafting experience with our 7 year old. The low grade rapids are safe for children to enjoy. For pro adult rafters, this might not be the best place. Christian was friendly and he took great care in explaining us about the river and the surrounding mountains. One disappointment was the photographs, we paid $40 for them, but none of them captured the action and it was too far away from the raft. I was expecting clearer and more better picture. I would recommend to not go for the pictures until advance go pro are being used.

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From Rafting Adventure and Jet Boat Ride - Hanmer Springs

Hi antarab Rafting on the Waiau River being grade 2 provides a great family experience. Christian is a great guide and has a lot of local knowledge, he will also endeavour to get more action shots while rafting in the future. Thanks, The Hanmer Springs Attractions Team.

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