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Address: Hanmer Springs 7360, New Zealand
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+64 800 661 538
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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 5.00pm.

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Jet boat thrill ride

We had an excellent experience with the Thrillseekers Jet boat experience. The boat was packed (18 people I think) and we got the best (& wettest) seats right at the back. Our... read more

Reviewed May 5, 2016
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 5, 2016

We had an excellent experience with the Thrillseekers Jet boat experience. The boat was packed (18 people I think) and we got the best (& wettest) seats right at the back. Our kids are 6,9 and 12 and all had an absolute blast! The driver (Gavin) was excellent. He gave clear safety instructions and took into account that were some... More 

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Thrillseekers-Adv, Public Relations Manager at Hanmer Springs Attractions, responded to this review

Thank you for the Amazing review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you for your next thrilling adventure. More 

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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Had a great experience with Christian as our guide. It was the first time that my three boys (14,13,11) had ever gone rafting so a mild grade 2 rapid was perfect. Christian was extremely informative and had a passion for rafting which helped as my boys had lots of questions on the trip. We even got to cliff jump into... More 

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Thrillseekers-Adv, Public Relations Manager at Hanmer Springs Attractions, responded to this review

Thank you for the Fantastic review. We are pleased you and your boys enjoyed the trip. We hope to see you for the next adventure. More 

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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2016

You can do Bungy, Jet Boat Ride or Rafting. Its about a 15 minute drive outside the town. We went on the Jet Boat ride with a 3 year old. Its pretty safe and exciting. Takes about 45 minutes. They do provide splash jackets however it might be a good idea to wear something warm.

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Thrillseekers-Adv, Public Relations Manager at Hanmer Springs Attractions, responded to this review

Thank you for the Great comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you next time. More 

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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely great..only 2 of us..but given the full tour and excitement..very friendly staff...getting to and from the boat a bit dodgie as with sight impaired person...

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Thrillseekers-Adv, Public Relations Manager at Hanmer Springs Attractions, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. We are pleased you enjoyed your time with us. We are also looking into upgrading the track to the boat to make it easier. Thank you for your feedback. More 

Brisbane
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172 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2016

We went on the Jet Boat trip & had a ball. The driver did his best to make sure we thoroughly enjoyed it & also to make sure we got as wet as possible. Highly recommend it.

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Thrillseekers-Adv, Public Relations Manager at Hanmer Springs Attractions, responded to this review

Thank you for the fantastic review!! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to seeing you next time for another adventure. More 

Fleetwood, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2016

I've been to thrillseekers three times. The first time I went was on my first visit to NZ and their quad biking experience summarised my entire trip to the country - excitement, awe and left me wanting more. We drove down into a river valley in the shadow of mountains that felt truly Tolkein. Their customer service was excellent, funny... More 

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Thrillseekers-Adv, Public Relations Manager at Hanmer Springs Attractions, responded to this review

Thank you for the amazing review!! We are glad we could give you an enjoyable time once again. Looking forward to seeing you for the next adventure. More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

Lots of fun me and my partner went bungee jumping they were really good as we talk our daughter 2 they allowed our daughter to come with us and watch and made sure someone was with her at all times it was so much fun and plenty to do for the little one as well

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Thrillseekers-Adv, Public Relations Manager at Hanmer Springs Attractions, responded to this review

Thank you for the amazing review!! We are glad we could help make your time with us enjoyable and it was a pleasure to watch your daughter for you. See you next time. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2016

Had a fantastic trip on the jet boat. Admittedly the weather was perfect, but the scenery was the star of the day. What an incredible part of the country. My brother from Australia was mesmerised with the experience. Just had the best day. Thanks for the super friendly service.

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Thrillseekers-Adv, Public Relations Manager at Hanmer Springs Attractions, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review!! We are pleased you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you for the next adventure. More 

Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

Thanks Darryl for a fun and exhilarating trip, we had so much fun, lived every minute. Highly recommend this experience. Terri Everett.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2016

I had prebooked for this adventure and was met warmly by Emma who arranged for the "formalities" to be completed and then introduced me to Danni who gave all of us a safety briefing followed by a detailed explanation of how to ride the quadbikes. Suitably dressed - helmets and gum boots, both provided - we set out on our... More 

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