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Extreme Jet Boating in Hanmer Springs

Highlights
  • 30-minute Hanmer Springs jet-boating adventure
  • Take a seat on board your extreme jet boat and hold on tight!
  • Whizz through the Waiau River’s rock gorges with a guide
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Extreme Jet Boating in Hanmer Springs
From US$87.25
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Jet Boating 11amMost Popular
The ultimate Hanmer Springs jet boating experience! 11am departure
From US$87.25
Jet Boating 3pm
The ultimate Hanmer Springs jet boating experience! 3pm departure
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The ultimate Hanmer Springs jet boating experience! 1pm departure
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Overview
Enjoy high-octane adventure on New Zealand’s Waiau River on this 30-minute extreme jet-boating adventure in Hanmer Springs. Clip into your life jacket and hop aboard your powerful jet boat for the ride of your life. Zoom through rocky gorges with a pilot at the wheel, shoot white-water rapids and admire breathtaking views as you spin 360 degrees over the waves. Just don’t forget to hold on tight!
What to Expect
Select from several departure times at booking and head to the jet boat base in Hanmer Springs to board your powerboat. You'll experience the ultimate ride with a skilled driver at the helm, who maneuvers the jet boat down the Waiau River. Speed over white-water rapids and through steep gorges while the boat negotiates the narrow river channel.

Skim over the crystal-clear waters of 6-inch-deep (15-cm) riverbeds through braided shallows and hold on tight during 360-degree jet spins while you attempt to take in the scenic river views during your 30-minute adventure.
Reviews (35)
1 - 5 of 35 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Loved it

Great experience, Daryl the driver was brilliant, as was the staff checking us in. Well done everyone.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jayne M
HanmerSpringsAttract, Manager at Hanmer Springs Attractions, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Jayne, thanks for taking the time to review, glad to hear you enjoyed you jet boat trip so much. Darryl is great guy and even better driver, he will appreciate the feedback. Hope we get to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Awesome fun for young and old

Our whole family enjoyed the jet boat ride. Our young daughter loved the 360 turns that sprayed us with water. My husband loved swooping close to the canyon sides. I loved how we stopped at various points along the river and learned interesting facts about...More

Thank SJHancock
HanmerSpringsAttract, Manager at Hanmer Springs Attractions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi SJHancock, thanks for taking the time to review and glad to hear you enjoyed your jet boat trip so much. We try and make it so much more than just a thrill ride, hope we get to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Speed Excitement Efficiency

The place was pumping with one woman managing hordes of people, multiple activities, many languages seamlessly (and she makes the espresso). The ride was stunning and informative. A very good driver who provided information on points of interest, clear on safety issues (I failed the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lloyd J
HanmerSpringsAttract, Manager at Hanmer Springs Attractions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Loyd J, thanks for taking the time to review. Shame you cant remember who served you as it is great to pass the feedback on. Great you enjoyed the jet boat trip so much and hope we get to see you again in the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fantastic experience

Big thank you to Dani who made the experience more fulfilling,she picked us up from our campsite, entertained us whist there was issues with the bridge en route to the experience and drove the jet boat with great skill and experience. Would recommend the jet...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank anna_kub
HanmerSpringsAttract, Manager at Hanmer Springs Attractions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Anna-kub, thanks for taking the time to review. Dani is extremely personable, a great diver and I'm sure she will appreciate the feedback. Look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Fast Jet Boat ride in Hamner Springs

Visited Hamner springs whilst staying in Christchurch. Nice drive out and back (about 1.5hour drive) stopped at Amberley and visited the Paris Bakery and Cafe (highly recommend). The jet boat ride captained by Darryl was an excellent experience, fast, lots of twists, turns and 360...More

1  Thank 281darrells
HanmerSpringsAttract, Manager at Hanmer Springs Attractions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi 281darrells, thanks for taking the time to review us. Darryl is a excellent a guy and a great drive and we will pass the feedback on. Look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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