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Hanmer Springs Rafting Adventure and Return Jet Boat Ride

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Hanmer Springs Rafting Adventure and Return Jet Boat Ride


  • Raft down the grade two Waiau River
  • Drift down calm, serene waters to rough and rocky rapids
  • An idyllic backdrop to an unforgettable rafting experience

Set amongst stunning mountains and marble land formations, rafting down the Waiau River is an incredible way to experience Hanmer Springs. From drifting down calm, peaceful waters to chopping through rough and rocky rapids, there’s something for everyone on this rafting adventure.

What's Included?

  • Rafting adventure
  • Professional guides
  • Safety briefing and equipment
  • Return transfers by jet boat to the departure point

Raft down a grade 2 river for an exciting day to on the water. The Waiau River changes quickly – one moment you can be drifting down calm, serene waters and then the next you’re rafting through rough and rocky rapids. And it’s all set to an idyllic backdrop of stunning mountains and marble land formations.

You experienced guides will ensure that everyone enjoys this rafting adventure - no experience is required, just a sense of adventure and a willingness to get amongst it.

The rafts can hold up to 10 people including the guide, so this is perfect for families and groups.

Session Length

  • Please allow two hours for your rafting trip


  • The minimum age for rafting is 6 years, and all rafters must be able to fit safety equipment
  • Adult: 14 years +
  • Child: 6-13 years


  • 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

Each raft can hold up to 10 people.


Rafting is subject to weather and river conditions.

Dress Code

Please bring swimwear, a change of clothes and a towel, and sunscreen is recommended.

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 drive north of Christchurch.

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