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Adult: NZ$169
Child (6-13 years): NZ$99
Family (2 adults + up to 3 children): NZ$379


Quick Info

DURATION: 2 hours including safety briefing and return to base by Jet Boat
TIMINGS: 10am & 2pm Thu – Mon (closed Tue & Wed excluding 9 & 10 and 16 & 17 July)
MINIMUM AGE: 6 years (must fit safety equipment).

A river rafting adventure with return by Jet Boat!

Get set for a 2-hour fully guided Hanmer Springs Rafting trip along the gentle rapids of the Grade 2 Waiau River. This fun-filled activity is action-packed, with rock jump and Jet Boat ride back to base included.

Our qualified and professional guide will supply you with modern equipment and give you all the training required, and our 9-seat rafts allow plenty of room.  With the scenic Waiau River canyon set amongst stunning mountains and marble land formations, you’ll be sure to have an unforgettable experience. A must-do adventure perfect for all ages, especially families and small groups.

  • Our Rafting experience includes approximately 60-90 minutes on the river and includes a return from your rafting end point back to base by Jet Boat
  • A minimum age of 6 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 modern wetsuits, booties, helmets, and life jackets – please bring your swimsuit and a towel. 
  • Warm indoor changing areas are provided
  • Photos of your rafting experience 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.


Looking for photos of your Rafting experience? You’ll find them via 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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