Enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Waiau River on this exhilarating adventure activity. Jet through narrow gorges, white water rapids and braided shallows on our thrilling jetboat ride. Experience the 360 degree spins made famous by the jetboat, first invented in New Zealand!

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Getting To Hanmer Springs Jetboat

Hanmer Springs is just a 90 minute drive north of Christchurch. Our Jetboat adventure activities are located at our river base on Hanmer Springs Road (State Highway 7A). Find us on the right, just before the bridge, after the turnoff to the township from State Highway 7). Our booking office is located in Hanmer Springs Village.


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.

What you need to know about the Jetboat ride

Photos of your Jetboat adventure are available at an additional cost.

Please allow one hour for your jetboat trip (including safety briefing).

We have been assessed by independent outdoor safety experts and we are OutdoorsMark Safety Audit Certified.

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