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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.

    In line with the governments traffic light system, vaccination certificates will be required at Rafting Adventure and Jet Boat Ride from 3 December for guests aged over 12 years and 3 months. Please present your My Vaccine Pass to our staff when you arrive, and remember to wear a face mask and scan in on arrival.

Available Bookings from December 06 to December 12

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All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Adult$89.00 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$169.00
  • 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$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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Jared Moore from New Zealand wrote on 31 October 2021

Fantastic Experience

Great experience, instructor was awesome!

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Kia Ora Jared Moore Thank you for Rafting in Hanmer Springs on the Waiau River. Thanks, the Hanmer Springs Attractions Team.

reneef1 from New Zealand wrote on 17 October 2021

Best family day ever

We had such an amazing day and our two guides as we had a training guide also were amazing. Our 10 year old daughter was treated so special and given the lead which gave her such confidence and she absolutely loved the experience. We had some challenges getting stuck at one point but we felt so safe and had so much fun and it added to the experience. The scenery was beautiful too. We couldn't recommend this more highly for a little bit of adventure that is safe for the whole family to do. Jet boat ride back too was great. Overall an awesome day and the guides were the ones who absolutely made it.

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Kia Ora reeenf1 The Waiau River is rated grade 2 - ideal for family rafting experiences. Sounds like you had a very fun filled 2 hours alongside our qualified guides. Thanks, the Hanmer Springs Attractions Team.

Aleisha Baughan from New Zealand wrote on 17 October 2021

Great fun!

My husband and I very much enjoyed this experience. The river was in flood so we were unable to raft through the canyon. However, we did get more exciting rapids. Lots of fun, guides were cool, my husband fell in - we will be back :). Thanks team.

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Kia Ora Aleisha Baughan Thank you for visiting us in Hanmer Springs. We are very fortunate with the Waiau River that we are also able to raft down to the base from an upstream drop-off area when the river is high. Thanks, the Hanmer Springs Attractions Team.

Emma Jackson from New Zealand wrote on 08 October 2021

Great combination trip, rafting and jet boat .

Really fun trip . Grade 2 so a few choppy bits with getting wet part of the fun , so a great intro raft experience for kids . Stunning scenery and a lovely way to see the scenery and appreciate the amazing geography. Finished off with a jetboat back up the river and a couple of spins to boot! Well worth doing .

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Kia Ora Emma Jackson The Waiau River being Grade 2 provides an excellent introduction to rafting for family groups. The scenery and local history is also great to see and learn about. Thanks, the Hanmer Springs Attractions Team.

Michelle from New Zealand wrote on 27 September 2021

Fun on the water

A great experience. Very family friendly. The staff were amazing; friendly and knowledgeable.

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Kia Ora Michelle, Thanks for the Review , Glad to hear you enjoyed the trip. Nga Mihi, The Hanmer Springs Attractions Team

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