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River Rafting on Waiau River Canyon

by Hanmer Springs Attractions Duration 2h Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is $110
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Enjoy a rafting adventure in the idyllic natural environment of Hanmer Springs on this journey through the idyllic Waiau River canyon. With Grade 2 rapids just a 90-minute drive north of Christchurch and a jet-boat ride on your return journey, you're in for a fun and memorable trip.

When you arrive at the riverside base, get geared up and collect your raft for the journey down the Waiau River. Follow the waters past the pink marble and twist rock of the river canyon, and watch for salmon and trout in the clear waters as you float down to the rapids.

The easy gradient and minor rapids make this rafting adventure a perfect family experience. Get some insight into the river and surrounding area from your guide, and then board a jet boat for your return to the river base.

Enjoy a rafting adventure in the idyllic natural environment of Hanmer Springs on this journey through the idyllic Waiau River canyon. With Grade 2 rapids just a 90-minute drive north of Christchurch and a jet-boat ride on your return journey, you're in for a fun and memorable trip.

When you arrive at the riverside base, get geared up and collect your raft for the journey down the Waiau River. Follow the waters past the pink marble and twist rock of the river canyon, and watch for salmon and trout in the clear waters as you float down to the rapids.

The easy gradient and minor rapids make this rafting adventure a perfect family experience. Get some insight into the river and surrounding area from your guide, and then board a jet boat for your return to the river base.

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10:00 AM, Rafting - Single Experience in English

Duration 2h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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$109.86

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2:00 PM, Rafting - Single Experience in English

Duration 2h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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River Rafting on Waiau River Canyon

Activity Location

Hanmer Springs

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Thrillseekers Adventures Riverside Base

    839 Hanmer Springs Road

    Hanmer Springs 7334

  • Town Ticket Office

    12 Conical Hill Road

    Hanmer Springs 7334

  • Hotel Pickup

    Hanmer Springs

  • Thrillseekers Adventures Riverside Base

    130 Hereford Street

    Christchurch 8011


Highlights

  • Grade-2 whitewater rafting in scenic Canterbury

  • Breathtaking & idyllic views of Hanmer Springs

  • Natural beauty of pink marble & twist rock

  • Opportunity to see salmon & trout in clear waters

  • Jet boating on your return journey to Hanmer Springs


Inclusions

  • Guided rafting trip down the Waiau River

  • Jet boat ride from the bottom of the Waiau River canyon

  • Wetsuit and safety equipment

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Hanmer Springs hotel

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Know Before You Book

  • Children 5 and younger are not allowed.

  • If you are pregnant, you should not take part.

  • If you have back, neck, joint, or muscular problems, you should carefully consider whether to participate.

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Maximum group size is 9 people.

  • You do not need previous rafting experience.

  • Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Hanmer Springs hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel, the Town Ticket Office in Hanmer Springs, or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.