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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 four paying passengers to confirm the trip departure. Children are 13 years and under. Minimum 3 years of age to ride.

    In line with the governments traffic light system, vaccination certificates will be required at Jet Boat Waiau River 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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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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From Jet Boat Waiau River - HANMER SPRINGS

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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From Jet Boat Waiau River - HANMER SPRINGS

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.

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 .

Upasana from New Zealand wrote on 05 December 2021

Awsome Jetboat ride!!!

Had a lot of fun!!! Lost my cap in a spin... so no cap when jetboat riding😄😅 Lovely place... just over 1.5 hrs drive from Christchurch...lots of other activities happening too.. definitely coming back 😃

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