Hanmer Springs Jetboating Rides

Feel the rush at 80km per hour!

Enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Waiau River on this exhilarating adventure activity. Jet through narrow gorges, white water rapids and braided shallows on our thrilling jetboat ride. Experience the 360 degree spins made famous by the jetboat, first invented in New Zealand!

Our family Jet special is back for the Easter school holidays for only $249! Book your tickets now for two adults and up to three children

Getting To Hanmer Springs Jetboat

Hanmer Springs is just a 90 minute drive north of Christchurch. Our Jetboat adventure activities are located at our river base on Hanmer Springs Road (State Highway 7A). Find us on the right, just before the bridge, after the turnoff to the township from State Highway 7). Our booking office is located in Hanmer Springs Village.

Book our Hanmer Springs Attractions outdoor adventure activities online and reward yourself with a relaxing soak afterward with a 25% discount off entry to Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools.


For transport from Christchurch to Hanmer Springs and return, take the Hanmer Connection Shuttle Bus (ph 0800 242 663). 

For guests staying in Hanmer Springs we offer a complimentary return shuttle. This service is available from your accommodation to our attractions.

What you need to know about the Jetboat ride

Photos of your Jetboat adventure are available at an additional cost.

Please allow one hour for your jetboat trip (including safety briefing).

We have been assessed by independent outdoor safety experts and we are OutdoorsMark Safety Audit Certified.

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Hanmer Springs Hot Pools Discount – Terms

Includes Combos bookings but excludes Paintball and Claybird Shooting. Discount only available for online bookings made via the Welcome Aboard website. Online bookings made through third party agents do not apply. Discounted Hot Pools Passes must be paid for and collected on arrival at Hanmer Springs Attractions. Simply show your online booking confirmation when you arrive. Discount is only valid on Adult and Child standard entry. Not valid with any other discount or promotional offer, does not apply to two day passes, return passes or waterslides. One discount per person per website purchase.

Book your Jetboat adventure now! Easy online bookings.