Adventure in Canterbury's narrow gorges & whitewater rapids
Scenic mountainous backdrop along the Waiau River
High-performance ride with 360-degree spins
Expertly trained professional driver guiding your ride
Adrenaline-pumping manoeuvres including rapid power brakes
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided jet boat ride along the Waiau River
Life jacket & splash jacket hire
Live tour commentary provided in English
What you can expect
Get a chance to experience an adventure in New Zealand's famous outdoors with a jet boat ride along the Waiau River. A professional driver takes you through narrow gorges and whitewater rapids for an exhilarating ride in the special natural environment of Hanmer Springs.
From your starting point on the Waiau River, just south of Hanmer Springs and a 90-minute drive north of Christchurch, board a jet boat and surge down the length of the spectacular Waiau Gorge. Take in the magnificent scenery of narrow gorges, braided shallows, and whitewater rapids, and hold on as the boat pulls you through sharp manoeuvres like the famous Hamilton turn.
With more than 18 miles (30 km) of exciting jet boating and spectacular scenery along the Waiau River, your driver gives you the thrill of speeding just inches above the water, a unique way to experience the incredible New Zealand scenery.