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Adult: NZ$130
Child (3-13 years): NZ$70
Family (2 adults + up to 3 children): NZ$350


Quick Info

DURATION: 60 minutes including safety briefing (approximately 30 minutes on the river)
TIMINGS: 11am, 1pm & 3pm daily Thu – Mon (closed Tue & Wed excluding 9 & 10 and 16 & 17 July). Additional departures on demand.
MINIMUM AGE: 3 years (must fit safety equipment)

Hanmer Springs' Most Popular Jet Boat Ride!

Power through the spectacular Waiau River canyon with spins and thrills galore on this action-packed Hanmer Springs Jet Boat ride! Experience travelling across just centimetres of water and rotating through exhilarating spins as your qualified and professional jet boating driver navigates you through narrow gorges, braided shallows and rapids on a twin-engine jet boat. A must-do activity suited to both adventure-seekers and families alike.

  • Our Jet Boat experience includes approximately 30 minutes on the river
  • A minimum age of 3 years applies (participants aged 15 years and under must be accompanied on the activity by an adult aged 16 years or over), and all guests must fit safety equipment
  • We supply life jackets and a full-length spray jacket
  • Photos and GoPro video footage of your Jet Boat ride can be purchased at an additional cost
  • Our onsite snack bar supplies drinks, ice creams, snacks and light meals
  • Our health & safety practices have been assessed by independent outdoor safety experts and we are AdventureMark Safety Certified.
  • Hanmer Springs Attractions reserves the right to refuse participation should any person be affected by alcohol, medication or any other substance such that they may be a risk to themselves or others.

You’ll find us at 839 Hanmer Springs Road, just past the turnoff towards Hanmer Springs from State Highway 7 and just before the Waiau Ferry Bridge. There’s a large carpark with plenty of parking for cars, campervans, and coaches.

For your convenience, we offer complimentary pick-up and drop-off from most accommodation providers in Hanmer Springs on request. Please contact our reservations team at least 24 hours prior to your booking date to organise this service.


Please note that visitors to our attractions must be aware of elements of risk inherently involved with our activities, and are included in our activity waivers as well as detailed in the link below.


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Why Book With Us?

Most Popular

We’re the most popular Jet Boat operator in Hanmer Springs.

Book More & Save

Our combo products offer great value: the more activities you book, the more you save.

Recognised Leader

We’re Qualmark Gold accredited for our top safety and operating practices.

Locally Owned

We’ve been owned and operated by local Kiwi families since 2009.

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