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Waimak Gorge Jet Boating from Christchurch provided by Leisure Tours

Waimak Gorge Jet Boating from Christchurch

Waimak Gorge Jet Boating from Christchurch
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Last updated: 24 Sep 2020
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Follow the safety guidelines as issued by the New Zealand Government and maintain good hygene and social distancing measures. Do not travel if you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms. If the city in which you are departing from is in alert level two, then please wear a facemask for all transport.
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Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Start your Waimak jet-boat tour with hotel pickup in Christchurch, travel along the rural roads of the Canterbury Plains to the foothills of the Southern Alps. The snow-fed waters of the Waimakariri River enter canyons and gorges where steep rock faces are lined with native forests.  The 30-minute jet boat tour of the Lower Waimak is ideal for those with limited time. Upon reaching the braided Waimakariri River, snap on your provided life jacket, listen to a safety briefing, and hop into the powerful jet boat for a high speed ride. Your expert captain skims over shallow river flats and shingle-bottom streams on an ever-changing course with 360-degree spins and hairpin turns.  Allow 1.5 hours from the City Centre and return. If you have more time to spend amid this spectacular alpine landscape, upgrade to one of the following options listed below. Waimak Gorge Jet Boating    Experience an exhilarating 30minute adventure jet-boat ride through rugged Waimakariri Gorge with breath-taking views of the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps. Experience the famous 360° Hamilton spin. Allow 3 hours from the City Centre and return. Waimak Gorge Jet Boating Safari Extend your jet-boat ride all the way to the upper Waimakariri Gorge, with access to remote areas that are otherwise out of reach. 60 minutes of true New Zealand jet boating.  A Canyon Safari Adventure.  Allow 4 hours from the City Centre and return.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 2950CLT03
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Jetboat ride • Driver/guide • Round-trip jetboat • Life jacket • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities
Duration
1h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Jetboat ride • Driver/guide • Round-trip jetboat • Life jacket • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
1h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Child rate applies only when traveling with 2 paying adults
Please note that this tour is an independent tour and you may be traveling with a different driver/guide and group each day
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers

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Wonderful experience!
Dec 2019 • Family
Loved the experience! It was a long drive to the place but that was even better with our driver, Don, explaining everything about Christchurch. The driver of the jet boat was equally amazing.
In short, wonderful experience, beautiful people!
Written 27 December 2019
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Canterburyleisure
Thanks for the awesome review. It's great to hear you enjoyed yourself on the Waimak Gorge Jet Boating Tour from Christchurch. The drive can be a little long, which is usually just a little over one hour from the central city, but we ensure that your driver/guides offer some interesting facts about both the city and region that you're travelling through. I'm happy that you had such an enjoyable time thanks both to our driver/guide Don and the good people operating the Jet Boat at the Waimak Gorge. I'll be sure to pass on your positive remarks to them. Thanks again and I hope you visit Christchurch again soon.
Written 3 January 2020
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