Water activity

Hanmer Springs 2-Hour White Water Rafting Tour

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5 reviews

Activity provider: Christchurch Attractions

Hanmer Springs 2-Hour White Water Rafting Tour

Activity provider: Christchurch Attractions
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From US$ 106.16 per person

Likely to sell out

Ride the rapids of the Waiau Gorge on a 2-hour white water rafting expedition of Hanmer Springs. Enjoy the adrenaline thrills of the river and forests as you float downstream among swimming salmon and trout. Marvel at the mountain landscape.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Ride the grade 2 rapids of the Waiau River on a white water rafting adventure
  • Marvel at the rock formations and crystal clear waters of the river
  • See salmon and trout swim by
  • Return to base by jet boat
  • Enjoy a day of adventure activities for the entire family
Full description
Experience the grade 2 rapids of the Waiau River on a 2-hour white water rafting tour in Hanmer Springs. Make your own way to the white water rafting base on the main road into Hanmer Springs and overlooking the river and Waiau Ferry Bridge. Located approximately 90 minutes from Christchurch, the mountain town is a Mecca for fans of adventure activities, such as bungy jumps, quad bike safaris, and much more. Upon arrival, get a safety briefing from a fully-qualified rafting guide, and marvel at the surrounding rock formations, fault lines, and crystal-clear waters of the river. The water is so clear that you can often see trout or salmon swimming by. If conditions are right, you can even jump out of the raft and float down river! Navigate the grade 2 rapids for a soft rafting adventure that is perfect for families. Return to the base by jet boat and enjoy the surrounding mountains and forests from another perspective.
  • One white water rafting trip
  • Return transfer to base by jet boat

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    Meeting point

    Pick-up from your accommodation in Hanmer Springs, or at the Thrillseekers River Base, 839 Hanmer Springs Road

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • You must be able to fit into the safety equipment in order to participate
    • Please provide at least 24 hours advance notice of any cancellation. If no notification is provided, a 25% cancellation fee will be charged. If you fail to turn up on the day of the jump, without notification, you will be charged in full
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 5 reviews

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    February 13, 2022

    January 18, 2022

    Our rafting guide was awesome

    June 5, 2021

    Product ID: 58081