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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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.

How to Find Us

Hanmer Springs Attractions is located just 90 minutes drive north of Christchurch, just outside the Hanmer Springs township. Our Base can be found on the right, before the bridge, after the turnoff from State Highway 7 to State Highway 7A.

Design A Fun and Safe School Activity Day

Choose from one of the following activities, or mix and match to create your perfect school adventure day.

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
Bungy Jumping Outdoor Adventure Activity

Jet Boat Rides

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

  • Spectacular scenery and awesome fun
  • Great terrain – riverbed crossings and farmland trails
  • Beginners welcome – hands-on experience
Quad Biking Outdoor Adventure Activity

River Rafting

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

Canoe Safari

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


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

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 sit down meals available.

Student 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 OutdoorMark Safety Audit Certified to ensure we meet industry safety standards. The Ultimate School Trip Experience! Speak to one of our friendly staff members for a quote today. Call 0800 661 538 or email info@hanmerspringsattractions.co.nz

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