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Address: Ferry Bridge, Hanmer Springs 7360, New Zealand
Phone Number: 0800 661 538
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JET Hanmer Spring’s spectacular Waiau Gorge, for an unforgettable...

JET Hanmer Spring’s spectacular Waiau Gorge, for an unforgettable experience in a beautiful environment. Manoeuvre with classic jet boat power 30kms along the Waiau River, under the historic bridge and between deep canyon walls. BUNGY from the historic 135 year old Waiau Ferry bridge, for a 35 metre free fall to the river canyon below. Experience the adrenalin high on the way down and pure elation on the bounce back up! RAFT an alpine river and marvel at the twist rock, water holes, pink marble and faultline. In clear water you may see salmon and trout as you float down the Waiau River canyon. Take off on a QUAD BIKE tour - challenge the terrain, river bed creek crossings, mud and Hanmer Springs farmland trails. You can also enjoy Paintball and Clay Bird Shooting in this wonderful natural environment. Groups, team building and conferences are also catered for.With a host of exciting and fun activities, this is an adventure for the whole family to enjoy! Open daily 9.00am to 5.30pm.

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Jetboat Waiau River then lunch & soak at Hanmer Thermal pools with Canterbury Leisure Tours day trip

This was a great way to celebrate my daughter's Birthday. Lovely lady Sue the driver host who took an interest in everyone on our tour recalling everyone's name, prompting... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Straittford-Miller
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great way to celebrate my daughter's Birthday. Lovely lady Sue the driver host who took an interest in everyone on our tour recalling everyone's name, prompting conversations relevant to person or person(s) she was speaking with. Sue also had a wealth of Knowledge on the region she eagerly shared. Our Jet boat ride took approximately an hour... More 

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HanmerSpringsAttract, Public Relations Manager at Hanmer Springs Attractions, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us! We deal with Canterbury Leisure Tours on a regular basis and agree that Sue is a fantastic guide- always a pleasure to have her groups come visit us. We hope we see you again in the future and we will pass this lovely feedback onto CLT for you :) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went jet boating with your two preschoolers. It was a great experience although not recommended for the sensitive children. Driver was fantastic and the views incredible. We will definitely do this again :)

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HanmerSpringsAttract, Public Relations Manager at Hanmer Springs Attractions, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review Holidaymaker2010. We are so happy you enjoyed your Jet Boat Trip and got to take in the beautiful scenery - even though the wee one wasn't too keen! lol But, you never know until you try. We hope to see you again in the future - take care & thanks again :) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I did our first bungy at Thrillseekers in September 2016. The experience could not be more smooth. We registered on line, showed up a few minutes early as directed. The staff was professional but fun and, above all, safe. Once we went through the usual "signing our lives away" for activities such as this, we were escorted... More 

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HanmerSpringsAttract, Public Relations Manager at Hanmer Springs Attractions, responded to this review

Thank You Chris M! Wow, we appreciate the time you took to write such a detailed review. We are SO glad you both enjoyed your time with us and went head first off the bridge!! We agree- it's just better. The feedback on safety is very much appreciated as it is our #1 priority followed by of course having a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an exhilarating ride, 4 of us had the boat to ourselves, it was a fantastic trip and the driver was great, we all felt really safe in his hand. The walk down to where you get on the boat is a bit steep for any over 80s but otherwise good.

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HanmerSpringsAttract, Public Relations Manager at Hanmer Springs Attractions, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Rosemary B. We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us and were lucky enough to get the boat all to yourselves! Wow - very cool. Just so you know for next time - we have a 4wd that can take customers up and down the path if they need assistance. Until next time-... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner took me to Hanmer as celebration, we did the bungy jumping and the jet boating. My partner was pretty nervous to bungy jump however the staff were so calming and he did end up jumping! I loved the Bungy such an awesome experience! Jet boating was our favourite, both never having done this before. The driver was awesome... More 

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HanmerSpringsAttract, Public Relations Manager at Hanmer Springs Attractions, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a lovely review Eliesha G! We are all very pleased that you and your partner had a great day and both appreciated the information about the river/rocks/fossils etc given on the Jet Boat trip- we think it's a pretty amazing place and love sharing it! Take care and we hope to see you both... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the rafting experience which was brilliant, our tour guide was great, she had an awesome sense of humour and very knowledgeable about the area. Highly recommended. The rapids are not big, but still fun enough for those with no experience. We even got the jet boat back which was a bonus. There were heaps of photos (and not... More 

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HanmerSpringsAttract, Public Relations Manager at Hanmer Springs Attractions, responded to this review

Thank you Denae M for such a lovely review! We are so pleased you liked the photos and enjoyed your day with us. I will pass this great feedback onto Dani. Thank you again, safe travels and we hope to see you again soon! More 

New Glarus, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I happened to be in Hanmer when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck at 12:02 AM. We had enjoyed our time in the town and would certainly have recommended it to anyone, but seeing how everyone pulled together and supported each other and all of us visitors following the earthquake turned it into a must-do for me. Immediately... More 

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HanmerSpringsAttract, Public Relations Manager at Hanmer Springs Attractions, responded to this review

THANK YOU KATHY! we appreciate you sharing your experience and it is so great to hear such lovely positive words. We are a fantastic community- we know it. But to hear someone else say it makes you feel very blessed to live in Hanmer Springs surrounded by the beautiful scenery and also wonderful, beautiful people. Thank you again for coming... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the bridge bungy jump with thrillseekers in Hanmer springs. It was a beautiful setting and staff were great at calming my nerves. A totally exhilarating experience! Highly recommend. They took brilliant photos for us if every aspect of the jump! Thanks guys

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HanmerSpringsAttract, Public Relations Manager at Hanmer Springs Attractions, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review bourkecm, we are stoked you had a great time and appreciate the 'brilliant photo's' comment- we love making people happy! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We did rafting,it was a great way to start our university holidays with friends. The driver of raft was very friendly. We had great time. We will do it again.

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HanmerSpringsAttract, Public Relations Manager at Hanmer Springs Attractions, responded to this review

Thank you namitaranjinilata! We are so pleased you had a great day - enjoy the rest of your holidays :) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Had an awesome day on the canoe safari with lunch and jet boat ride yesterday. Our guide Christian was brilliant: friendly and knowledgable and fun! The canoes were great fun, wasn't expecting the little rapids so they were a bonus. the lunch was great, more than enough and tasty. dip in the water at lunch was a little chilly but... More 

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HanmerSpringsAttract, Public Relations Manager at Hanmer Springs Attractions, responded to this review

Thank you so much mimsimmo for sharing your day with us! We are so happy you enjoyed it as much as we did. "You both were just delightful and picked up the skills for canoeing extremely fast- a massive well done"- Christian. Thanks again and we hope to see you again for another adventure with us! More 

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