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Hanmer Springs Canoe Safari

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Hanmer Springs Canoe Safari


  • Take a fun journey down a beautiful mountain river
  • Includes a picnic lunch and return by jetboat to your point of departure
  • Perfect for couples, families or groups

Take to the Waiau River on a fun, inflatable canoe. Jump aboard your canoe and explore the unknown through this scenic grade 2 river gorge in the stunning natural environment of Hanmer Springs.

What's Included?

  • Fully guided canoe journey on the Waiau River
  • Equipment: Wetsuit, booties, helmet, qualified guide, life jackets
  • Fun inflatable canoes
  • Picnic lunch included
  • Jetboat ride (return to river base)
  • Pick-ups from Hanmer Springs accommodation

Take to the river with on a fun, inflatable canoe. These safe, durable and fun inflatable vessels allow you to explore the unknown through the scenic grade 2 Waiau River gorge in the stunning natural environment of Hanmer Springs.

This full-day, fully guided river canoe safari includes a picnic lunch and a return by jetboat to your point of departure.

This is a true New Zealand experience not to be missed.

Session Length

  • Pick ups from local accommodation from 9.30am
  • Tours depart at 10am and return approximately 2.30-3pm


  • Adult: 14 years +
  • Child: 6-13 years (must fit safety equipment)
  • Family: 2 adults and up to 3 children
  • Please advise of any dietary requirements at the time of booking
  • No experience is necessary however a reasonable standard of fitness is required


  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Numbers on the Day

A minimum of two people are required for booking. Each canoe can seat up to three people. There will be a maximum of 27 people on the tour.

Dress Code

Please bring swimwear, towel and sunscreen.

Other Info

Hanmer Springs Attractions, 839 Hanmer Springs Rd, Hanmer Springs 7334. For transport from Christchurch to Hanmer Springs and return, take the Hanmer Connection Shuttle Bus (ph 0800 242 663). For guests staying in Hanmer Springs, a complimentary return shuttle is available. This service is available from your accommodation to the jump facilities.

This experience takes place in Hanmer Springs, 90 minutes drive north of Christchurch.

For 1 person
$249 each
$249 each
1 Adult
$249 each

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