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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 May 14 to May 20

Change Dates

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

  • Adult$89.00
  • 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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Lisa Thompson from New Zealand wrote on 18 April 2021

Rafting and jet boat

Thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. Guide was so friendly and funny

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Hi Lisa Thompson Thank you for visiting us in Hanmer Springs and rafting on the Waiau River. Thanks, the Hanmer Springs Attractions Team.

miraflore from New Zealand wrote on 05 April 2021

Rafting with jet boat

I was expecting more of the rafting than sitting around most of the times. I also expected more of the jet boat like even one 360 degrees turn of the jet boat would have been fun. However i would like to commend our tour guides sense of humor and his awesome skills. Also the overall staff who accommodate out request during the whole experience and with that i gave a score of 5!

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Hi miraflore The Waiau River is rated grade 2 for rafting - family friendly, entry level rafting, great activity to have some fun. Great to hear that our guides shared there sense of humour with yourselves. Thanks, the Hanmer Springs Attractions Team .

Carl Schwartz from New Zealand wrote on 04 April 2021

noice

absolutely rippa few hours rafting good guide and a good laugh

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Hi Carl Schwartz Thank you for your review, glad to hear your enjoyed yourselves. Thanks, the Hanmer Springs Attractions Team.

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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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.

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