Amuri Jet offer a range of Water based exciting and fun activities on Hanmer Springs, Waiau River taking in the magnificent beauty of the surroundings of this popular Destination of the South Island. Just a 90 minute drive from Christchurch.
Your rafting adventure starts at Amuri Rafting and Jet boating river base, heading down stream through the Waiau gorge as you experience the high-adrenaline thrills of river rafting on this Grade 2 river on one of the South Island’s powerful shingle rivers! Paddle through the narrow, winding Waiau Gorge, over river rapids, past steep rock faces, boulders and interesting rock formations caused by the unique geology of this region. A “Kiwi” adventure for the whole family!
We take a break for a swim or a jump of the rocks into crystal clear waters. Taking in the marvels of Marble Point and the fault line running through the rocks It is also the meeting point for our return trip back up river by jet boat. Sit back and hold on as our Jet boat brings you back to the base seeing the river from another perspective.
Our Hanmer Springs rafting adventure is suitable for people of all ages, but children must be able to fit the safety gear to participate. This is sensational family fun.
We supply you with everything you need for this Hanmer Springs activity and ask that you bring your own swimwear, a towel and a sense of adventure!
Leave from Amuri Rafting and Jet boating river base, heading down stream through the Waiau gorge. Stopping for a swim or a jump of the rocks into crystal clear waters, weather permitting. Take in the marvels of Marble Point and the fault line running through the rocks. Then you get to sit back and hold on as our Jet boat picks you up and brings you back to the base. Hold on as the driver skims across only 100 mm of water , close to the gorge cliff face and puts the boat in to a Hamilton spin. This is a grade 2 river and a great trip for all.
Take a ride down the Waiau River Gorge in our 2 person inflatable Canoes. Go through the rapids and pass the rocks while taking in the magnificent scenery. Return to the River Base by Jet boat which will blow you away as you get close to the gorge cliff faces, and rocks. A fun adventure for all!
If you want experience a canoeing trip down through Hanmer’s Waiau River Gorge followed by Jet Boating then this is the trip for you!
This two hour canoeing adventure starts at Amuri Rafting and Jet boating river base where your guide will kit you out in your safety gear, followed by a safety brief and show you the paddling techniques for your trip down the Waiau River.
Your experienced guide will help you negotiate the river in the safe, durable and fun inflatable vessels, along with entertaining and informative commentary on the surroundings as we meander down river through the scenic Waiau gorge in this scenic part of Hanmer Springs.
Our return trip back up river is by an exhilarating return journey in a jet boat!
With relaxed yet challenging waters this is a great family activity and each canoe can hold up to two passengers.
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