Hanmer Springs Rafting

Watch out for the rapids!

Rafting down a grade 2 river will make certain for an exciting and enjoyable experience. The river changes quickly – drift down calm, serene waters to rough and rocky rapids.

Our experienced guides mean anyone can enjoy our Hanmer Springs Attractions rafting adventure. The rafts can hold up to 10 people including the guide, so this is perfect for families and groups. Be sure to bring your swim gear, a towel and plenty of sunscreen.

Hanmer Springs provides an idyllic backdrop to an unforgettable rafting experience. Set amongst stunning mountains and marble land formations, it’s easy to see why this is a favourite adventure for many.

Getting There

All of our activities are located in Hanmer Springs, just a 90 minute drive north of Christchurch. Our booking office is located in the Hanmer Springs township. Our activities are located at our river base (just before the bridge after the turnoff to the township).

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.

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.


What You Need to Know

The minimum age for rafting is 6 years, and all rafters must be able to fit safety equipment.

Rafting is subject to weather and river conditions.

Please note that you will need to bring a swimwear, change of clothes and a towel, and sunscreen is recommended.

Please allow two hours for your rafting trip.

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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.