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Enquire about Thrillseekers Adventures Ltd: Jet Boat Ride

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Thrillseekers Adventures Ltd: Jet Boat Ride

Enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Waiau River. 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!  

JET BOAT RIDE

Enjoy the spectacular scenery along the Waiau River. Jet through narrow gorges, white water rapids and braided shallows. You’ll thrill to the experience of travelling across just centimetres of water or rotating through a 360° spin, famous features of the amazing jetboat technology, first invented in New Zealand!

Minimum numbers: 2 full paying adults (or the equivalent eg 1 Adult, 2 Children).

Maximum numbers: 17 per boat. 3 boats available.

Child age: 3 - 13yrs of age.  Children must fit safety equipment in order to participate.

Whats Provided:

  • Life jacket & spray proof jacket.

What to Bring:

  • Guests need Warm coat,
  • Sunglasses.
  • Hats and gloves in winter.

Note:  Boats don’t operate when the river is in flood. 360° spins included. Tour leaders, guides & drivers ride FOC subject to availability.

Travel along the Waiau River and enjoy the spectacular scenery.

Jet through narrow gorges, white water rapids and braided shallows.

Boats don't operate when the river is in flood.

Operates 7 days a week except Christmas Day.

Departs:  11am, 1pm, and 3.30pm.

Bookings required

Length of trip - 30 minutes one hour duration from check in, safety briefing, trip

On request a free shuttle service is available between the Riverside Base and Town Ticket Office, as well as pickups from central Hanmer Springs accommodation.

Getting There

All of our Thrillseekers activities are located in Hanmer Springs, just a 90 minute drive north of Christchurch. Our booking office is located in the Hanmer Springs township. Our activities are located at our river base (located just before the bridge after the turnoff to the township).

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 we offer a complimentary return shuttle. This service is available from your accommodation to our attractions.