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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...

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 $130.00
Child $70.00
Family $470.00 (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.

    Please visit this link to understand the risk and hazards involved with our adventure activities:

    https://www.hanmerspringsattractions.nz/understanding-the-risk/

Available Bookings from 14 Apr to 27 Apr 2024

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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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1105 reviews

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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 - [email protected]

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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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.

Tracey Whitsed from New Zealand wrote on 15 October 2023

Awesome

We are from Aussie and we had an awesome time, our driver was so much fun and enjoyed the info stops along the way during jet boat ride. Thanks heaps to the great young lady at the desk for her IT help for my husband. We loved the photos and video.

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From Jet Boat Waiau River - HANMER SPRINGS

Hello Tracey, thank you for a great review. Our Maddie is the best jet boat driver in Hanmer Springs and a very rare female driver in New Zealand, so we appreciate her very much. She is always down for some fun in the sun. We are happy you had a great day with us and we hope to see you back again soon. Cheers from Hanmer Springs Attractions Team

epenesak from New Zealand wrote on 02 February 2023

Short trip not worth the money you spend.

If we were to add up the whole time we were on the water it would've been only about 10-15 minutes say start time was 11am the driver comes at about 11:15 to take you down to try your life jackets that's another 10mins, the walks is another 5mins. Don't know why driver stops to tell stories no one in the back could hear. Zz

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From Jet Boat Waiau River - HANMER SPRINGS

HI there, thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear you had a bad experience with us. If you would like to know more about how we operate, you are more than welcome to send an email to our operations manager Aaron, to [email protected] and he will answer all your worries and concerns. Thank you

Kathy from New Zealand wrote on 26 December 2022

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Great ride

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