Grade-2 whitewater rafting in scenic Canterbury
Breath-taking & idyllic views of Hanmer Springs
Natural beauty of pink marble & twist rock
Opportunity to see salmon & trout in clear waters
Jet boating on your return journey to Hanmer Springs
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided rafting trip down the Waiau River
Jet boat ride from the bottom of the Waiau River canyon
Wetsuit and safety equipment
Roundtrip transport to and from your Hanmer Springs hotel
Live tour commentary provided in English
What you can expect
Enjoy a rafting adventure in the idyllic natural environment of Hanmer Springs on this journey through the idyllic Waiau River canyon. With Grade 2 rapids just a 90-minute drive north of Christchurch and a jet-boat ride on your return journey, you're in for a fun and memorable trip.
When you arrive at the riverside base, get geared up and collect your raft for the journey down the Waiau River. Follow the waters past the pink marble and twist rock of the river canyon, and watch for salmon and trout in the clear waters as you float down to the rapids.
The easy gradient and minor rapids make this rafting adventure a perfect family experience. Get some insight into the river and surrounding area from your guide, and then board a jet boat for your return to the river base.
- Hanmer Springs Canterbury