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Select from several departure times at booking and head to the jet boat base in Hanmer Springs to board your powerboat. You'll experience the ultimate ride with a skilled driver at the helm, who maneuvers the jet boat down the Waiau River. Speed over white-water rapids and through steep gorges while the boat negotiates the narrow river channel.

Skim over the crystal-clear waters of 6-inch-deep (15-cm) riverbeds through braided shallows and hold on tight during 360-degree jet spins while you attempt to take in the scenic river views during your 30-minute adventure.
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Enjoy high-octane adventure on New Zealand’s Waiau River on this 30-minute extreme jet-boating adventure in Hanmer Springs. Clip into your life jacket and hop aboard your powerful jet boat for the ride of your life. Zoom through rocky gorges with a pilot at the wheel, shoot white-water rapids and admire breathtaking views as you spin 360 degrees over the waves. Just don’t forget to hold on tight!
  • 30-minute Hanmer Springs jet-boating adventure
  • Take a seat on board your extreme jet boat and hold on tight!
  • Whizz through the Waiau River’s rock gorges with a guide
  • Enjoy exhilarating 360-degree spins over the waves
  • Tour includes life jacket and spray-proof jacket
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Awesome !

Had so much fun. Definitely something I would recommend to everyone. Everyone was so friendly and the experience was absolutely amazing !

Thank Katie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Awesome experience

Something we have wanted to do for ages and got vouchers for great price on Grab One. I am not keen on water activities, but really enjoyed this one. Lots of interesting facts from the very knowledgeable driver. Different areas of the river were fascinating...More

1  Thank victoriabO2792YC
HanmerSpringsAttract, Manager at Hanmer Springs Attractions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Victoria, thanks for taking the time to review. Its defiantly a great jet boat and trip and we try and add to the experience by sharing some of the passion we have for the area. Hope we get to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Exhilarating Jetboat ride

Our extended family recently enjoyed a thrilling jetboat ride at Hanmer Springs. Following a weekend of heavy rain, the river levels were higher than usual, and the ride was quite rough. Got pretty wet despite protective gear, but enjoyed every minute. Three and five year...More

Thank barbarag707
HanmerSpringsAttract, Manager at Hanmer Springs Attractions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Barbarag707, thanks for taking the time to review, the river becomes a different experience when it is high, big and bouncy and glad to hear you enjoyed it. Hope we see you again in the future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great Fun!

We really enjoyed our jet boating experience. Aaron was a great driver. As well as keeping our adrenalin pumping with 360 spins and speed, he also told us some interesting facts about the countryside. Would recommend to all age groups. Splashproof jackets and life jackets...More

Thank Jill H
HanmerSpringsAttract, Manager at Hanmer Springs Attractions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jill H, thanks for taking the time to review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your jet boat trip, Aaron is a great guy and very experienced boat driver. We pride ourselves on providing top equipment so you can just enjoy your activity. Hope to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Jet boat fun

We loved our jet boat experience, the team are all so helpful and friendly and the ride is great value for money, our driver Christian was awesome, loads of 360 spins!! Will definitely be back, quad bikes next time.

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HanmerSpringsAttract, Manager at Hanmer Springs Attractions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi MichellecM478CS, thanks for taking the time to review. We reckon this is one of the best jet boat trips in New Zealand and we have a wealth of experience with our drivers and hopefully it shows. Look forward to seeing you in the future.

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