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Hanmer Springs Jet Boat Ride on Waiau River

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Hanmer Springs Attractions


  • Jet through narrow gorges, white water rapids and braided shallows
  • Suitable for ages three and up - perfect for the whole family!
  • Reach speeds of up to 90km per hour

Jet boat through the narrow gorges, white water rapid and braided shallows on the Waiau River. Reaching speeds of up to 90km per hour, there'll be 360 degree spins, the famous Hamilton Spin and a whole lot of fun.

What's Included?

  • Jet boat ride
  • Safety gear and briefing

Get amongst the spectacular scenery of the Waiau River during this exhilarating jet boat ride.

After a safety briefing and being fitted for life jackets, you will jet through narrow gorges, white water rapids and braided shallows. Experience the 360 degree spins made famous by the jetboat, first invented in New Zealand!

Reaching speeds of roughly 90km and plenty of the famous Hamilton Spin, this will be a fun-filled day you won't forget anytime soon.

Photo packages are available for purchase at the end of the ride.

Session Length

  • Please allow an hour for this experience, including safety briefings


  • Photos of your Jetboat adventure are available on the day at an additional cost
  • Minimum age 3 years
  • Child age 3-13 years
  • Family consists of 2 adults and up to 3 children


  • 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

Other Info

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 north of Christchurch.

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