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River Rafting on Waiau River Canyon

By Hanmer Springs Attractions
Price was undefined, price is now NZ$169
Free cancellation available
2h
Printed Voucher
Instant confirmation
Selective hotel pickup
Multiple languages

Highlights

  • 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

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided rafting trip down the Waiau River

  • What's included

    Jet boat ride from the bottom of the Waiau River canyon

  • What's included

    Wetsuit and safety equipment

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transport to and from your Hanmer Springs hotel

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 5 and younger are not allowed.

  • If you are pregnant, you should not take part.

  • If you have back, neck, joint or muscular problems, you should carefully consider whether or not to participate.

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place

  • Maximum group size is 9 people.

  • You do not need previous rafting experience.

  • Hotel pick-up is available from most centrally located Hanmer Springs hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel, the Town Ticket Office in Hanmer Springs, or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

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.

Location

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Activity Location

  • Hanmer Springs Canterbury

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Thrillseekers Adventures Riverside Base
  • 839 Hanmer Springs Road
  • Hanmer Springs Canterbury 7334
  • Town Ticket Office
  • 12 Conical Hill Road
  • Hanmer Springs Canterbury 7334
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Hanmer Springs Canterbury
  • Thrillseekers Adventures Riverside Base
  • 130 Hereford Street
  • Christchurch Canterbury 8011