School Group Adventure Packages



Outdoor Adventure Activities

The best school activities are the ones that students remember for a lifetime! Hanmer Springs Attractions offers all the outdoor adventure activities that New Zealand is famous for, including river rafting, jet boating, quad biking and much more. Located in the natural alpine environment of Hanmer Springs just 90 minutes from Christchurch, enjoy a day of fun and relaxation knowing that our experienced guides will take care of you and your students.

When you’re looking for a fun educational activity for your students, why not consider Hanmer Springs Attractions? Take your students on the adventure of a lifetime with Jet Boating, Rafting and many more great activities on offer. We customise all trips to suit your needs, and we’re only 1.5 hours drive away from Christchurch – perfect for day trips!

Are you looking for an opportunity for your students to experience some of New Zealands iconic tourism activities? We will cater for any school group size and customise our activities to suit your needs! Your students will get to learn about flora and fauna, history, culture, farming and tourism – all while having fun in the great outdoors. Whatever your requirements, we can offer a range of experiences from a one hour jet boat ride, to a full day of hands-on activities. Catering can be provided to fit in with your schedule. Speak to one of our friendly staff members for a quote today!

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Bungy Jumping

  • Experience the adrenaline rush of a 35 metre free-fall
  • Leap from the historic Ferry Bridge
  • Tandem jump options
  • Complementary T-Shirt and Certificate

Jet Boat Rides

  • High speed adrenaline, exciting and thrilling
  • Experience the iconic 360° ‘Hamilton Spin’
  • Perfect for large groups

Quad Biking & Off Road Buggies

  • Spectacular scenery and awesome fun
  • Great terrain – riverbed crossings and farmland trails
  • Beginners welcome – hands-on experience
  • Minimum of 16 years to drive or 6 years as a passenger

Canoe Safari

  • Relaxing, scenic cruise on a Grade 2 river
  • Fun inflatable canoes
  • Picnic lunch and return Jet Boat trip included


  • Fully guided canoe journey on the Waiau River
  • Fun inflatable canoes
  • Picnic lunch included
  • Jetboat ride (return to river base)
  • Pick-ups from Hanmer Springs accommodation

River Rafting

  • Scenic and fun on a Grade 2 river
  • Great for team building
  • Local, knowledgeable guides
  • Perfect for first timers


  • Challenging fun with lots of obstacles
  • Great for team building – battle your foes!
  • No set time-frame


Transportation Shuttle Service

Hanmer Springs is a scenic 90 minute drive north of Christchurch in the beautiful Hurunui District. We can provide a Shuttle Service from Christchurch or Hanmer Springs Village to transport your students to our river base if required.

Your Safety Assured

All of our outdoor adventure activities are fully guided by licensed, qualified guides and highly trained staff. All safety equipment required is provided for you. We have a commitment to your safety and we are AdventureMark Safety Audit Certified to ensure we meet industry safety standards. The ultimate school trip experience!

Catering For Your School Event

Whether you’re after a classic Kiwi BBQ for your students, or you would like to indulge them with an à la carte lunch, we can cater to your needs. We offer an extensive outdoor eating area with beautiful scenery overlooking the Waiau River. We also have an onsite cafe with both snack foods and toasted sandwiches available.

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We offer custom packages to cater your needs. Submit your request to get a quote within 24 hours. You can also order food from us.

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We can customize any activity to suit your itinerary. Get the best by adding more products and increasing group number. Best Price Guaranteed 

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