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Waimakariri Gorge Jet Boat Ride

By Canterbury Leisure Tours
Price was undefined, price is now $118
Free cancellation available
4h 30m
Mobile voucher
Instant confirmation
Selective hotel pickup
Multiple languages
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  • Thrilling jet boat ride up the shallow gorges of the Waimak

  • Skilled handling & high-speed maneuvers by an expert driver

  • Braided channels & steep canyons of the Waimakariri River

  • Adrenaline-packed moves like 360-degree spins & power brakes

  • Convenient, hassle-free outing with roundtrip transportation

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October 2020
















About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Jet boat ride on the Waimakariri River

  • What's included

    Safety briefing and orientation

  • What's included

    Life jacket and spray jacket

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transportation to and from your Christchurch hotel

  • What's excluded

    Snacks and beverages

Cleaning and safety practices

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  • Contactless tickets
  • Vehicles and venues disinfected
  • Social distancing

Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are not allowed on the Jet Boat

  • If you are pregnant or have back, neck, or muscular problems, you may not take part.

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

  • You will receive confirmation of your exact pick-up time when you call to confirm your reservation.

What you can expect

The Waimakariri River—called the Waimak by locals—winds 78 miles (126 km) from the Southern Alps to meet the sea, weaving an intricate braid of crisscrossed channels as it flows. Set out for an adrenaline-pumping exploration of its shallow waterways and rocky gorges on a thrilling jet boat ride.

A comfortable vehicle picks you up right at your Christchurch hotel and drives you through the meandering, pastoral scenery of the Canterbury Plains to the foothills of the Southern Alps. Here, you're greeted by your friendly captain, who makes sure you're strapped in with your life jacket on before taking off over the waters of the Waimakariri Gorge.

On an agile jet boat, you can skim over shallow waters and explore hard-to-reach canyons, inlets, and waterways that aren't accessible otherwise. Speed upstream, gazing up at steep rock faces blanketed in native forest, and zigzag over the waves, hanging on tight as your captain throws the boat into full-speed, 360-degree spins and revs the engine. Between the spectacular scenery and the white-knuckled adventure, this is an unforgettable alpine outing from Christchurch.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Individually wrapped food options available

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Activity Location

  • Waimakariri River

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Christchurch (Hotel/Motel Pickups)
  • Christchurch Canterbury
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