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Hanmer Springs Canoe Adventure provided by Hanmer Springs Attractions

Hanmer Springs Canoe Adventure

Hanmer Springs Canoe Adventure
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from $249.00 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Duration: 6h
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • 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.
What to expect
Meet your guide at the base near the Waiau Ferry Bridge in Hanmer Springs. After you put on your wetsuit, booties, helmet, and life jacket and receive a safety briefing, it's time to hop into your inflatable canoe and get on the water. The tour is suitable for people of all ages, but children must be able to fit the safety gear to participate. Venture out in the morning and explore the clear mountain river that winds through the scenic Waiau Gorge. This 6-hour guided river excursion is ideal for a romantic getaway, a family holiday, or a group adventure among friends. Grade II rapids are perfect for novices or those wanting a more relaxing experience.  Throughout the trip, you'll receive instruction on paddling techniques and hear commentary about the river's natural history while you marvel at features such as twisted rock, swimming holes, and pink marble. Enjoy a riverside picnic lunch and return to your starting point by jet boat.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 15510P7
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Wetsuit, booties, helmet, and life jacket • Professional guide • Picnic lunch • Return transfer by jet boat
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
6h
Departure details
Location Name: Waiau Ferry Bridge in Hanmer Springs Directions: Ferry Bridge at the gateway to Hanmer Springs alpine resort, at our Waiau River Base. Return Location: Returns to original departure point
Hanmer Springs, Hanmer Springs, Canterbury Region, South Island
Inclusions
Wetsuit, booties, helmet, and life jacket • Professional guide • Picnic lunch • Return transfer by jet boat
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
Location Name: Waiau Ferry Bridge in Hanmer Springs Directions: Ferry Bridge at the gateway to Hanmer Springs alpine resort, at our Waiau River Base. Return Location: Returns to original departure point
Hanmer Springs, Hanmer Springs, Canterbury Region, South Island
Duration
6h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Bring swimwear, towel and sunscreen
The Waiau River is classified as Grade II; no experience is necessary
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 3 travellers

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Michelle D
Geelong, Australia11 contributions
Great Day!
Nov 2018 • Couples
Aaron was our guide for the day. Friendly, professional and made sure we were all good with the safety. Assessed our ability and suited his approach to this. We'd been jet boating the prior day, and it was great to be able to take it slower and see the river from a different perspective! Very relaxing, and never felt unsafe at any point. Lunch is provided, and you certainly aren't going to be left hungry! All gear is provided, including wet bags if you have items to take that cannot get wet. Even had a helmet with a 'gopro' fitting for us to mount our own camera.
We thought it may be called off, as the weather had been pretty ordinary leading up to the time of the activity, but it seemed to all clear up just in time and we had a great day! Thanks very much, Aaron. We would certainly do it again! Recommended!
Written 2 November 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Michelle, thanks for the raving review and glad to hear you enjoyed the canoe trip so much. We will pass the feedback onto Aaron and hope we get to see you again in the future for some of our other activities.
Written 10 November 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ianfarrell
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions
Great day out on the river
What a fantastic day. From the ride down, the great lunch to the jet boat ride back we had the time of our lives. Everyone was really friendly and ready to help with any questions we had. If you want an great trip then this is the one. We'll worth the money
Written 17 March 2018
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Hi Ianfarrell, Thanks for taking the time to review. Glad to hear you had a great day, the canoe trip defiantly is good value, paddling your own boat on a mountain river for 12km, lunch and a return jet boat trip. Hopefully we get to see you again for one of our other activities.
Written 18 March 2018
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ItaGain
Christchurch, New Zealand1 contribution
Family fun canoeing down the Waiau and thrilling jet boat ride back upstream!
Jan 2018 • Family
We were lucky enough to do the canoeing after heavy rain. The river was up and ready to take the whole family down stream with little effort from us. We went through cool wave-like rapids and travelled maybe 15kms! The jetboat had to come collect us to get through a certain series of rapids and then we had lunch. We continued for another hour of canoeing after lunch and covered a lot of ground/river! We pulled in and waited for the jet boat to bring us back upstream and back to the Waiau Ferry Bridge base. We did about 4 x 360 spins in the jet boat on the way back. The driver did some pretty cool tricks aiming directly for an object in the river and turning away at the last second! Christian skimmed up alongside the cliff face for a thrilling ride back. Our canoe guide was very clear with his instructions and well informed. Thank you David. Great day out. We feel with got two adventures for the price of one - canoeing all day and jet boat ride back. No way you can paddle back upstream!!! Loved the experience Hanmer Attractions. Many thanks Ita Gain xox
Written 17 January 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Ita, thanks so much for the lovely review, as you can tell we enjoy what we do and sharing it just as much, see you next time.
Written 24 February 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Hanmer Springs Attractions
Roam63258382323
Roam63258382323
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Professional and fun tour
Mark took us on a 2.5h Quat tour which couldn’t be more fun! He guided us with great knowledge of the area and trac
mannieh2021
mannieh2021
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Fantastic
Awesome day great host (Gavin) I would do it again Also did the jetboat which was awesome as well Great place to pl
Screwiie
Screwiie
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Action
Great guide, adrenaline pumping ride! Recommended to use this company! This is my second visit with my staff and ha
711susied
711susied
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Outstanding Hanmer Adventures
Fabulous team ... great guides... especially Tom & Brayden. Beautiful area and fun times. Highly recommend all thei
Jabberwocky73
Jabberwocky73
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A cool detour.
A great way to see the local landscape. Went rafting with them and my family. We all loved it. It is quite a gentle
GizzySue
GizzySue
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Better than Shotover
Skilled friendly driver. Lots of thrills, spins and laughs. Lovely river and lucky to get a stunning day. Great len
Jo C
Jo C
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Super Fun
Absolutely brilliant!! Super fun, our 10 year old loved it. We were soaked but what an amazing experience for us a
LisaMarshFamily
LisaMarshFamily
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Family Fun!
What a great experience, all the family loved this experience and all wanted to do it again, just the right amount
L3380
L3380
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A Must do!
My children and I had the most amazing experience on the Rafting Adventure. Our guide Christian shared a lot about
Kiwifun48
Kiwifun48
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Awesome
Awesome fun experience. The driver was fantastic and friendly. Was a great day to experience it and lots of thril
aorakiNZ
aorakiNZ
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Jet boating extreme!
Went on the jet boat with my 9yo! What an awesome trip and adventure. A good 50mins on the water - plenty of thri
eparanihi87
eparanihi87
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It's the team that made it worthwhile
The team was fantastic. Suzy, M (I forgot your name), Christian, Cieran, Sharn, Gavin and Brayden made the experien
annchand1
annchand1
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An exhilarating ride
Christian took us on a true adventure with many spins which added the extra thrill to our ride.it was an exhilarati
M8297TYstevel
M8297TYstevel
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Jet Boating Hanmer Springs
Awesome. Just awesome. Thanks to jet boat operator for a thoroughly great ride. Even my “scaredy cat “ partner can
mcellisnz
mcellisnz
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Awesome ride
What an awesome ride! The ride was far longer than we expected and covered more than 20km of river distance with be
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