Hanmer Springs Canoes - Christchurch

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Overview

Hanmer Springs Canoes is a full day guided tour suitable for all ages. Experience this beautiful journey down the Waiau river and take in the breathtaking suits of this scenic river gorge!
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Highlights

  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Lunch included
  • Family friendly
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Meet your guide at the base near the Waiau Ferry Bridge in Hanmer Springs. After you put on your wetsuit, booties, helmet, and life jacket and receive a safety briefing, it's time to hop into your inflatable canoe and get on the water. The tour is suitable for people of all ages, but children must be able to fit the safety gear to participate.

Venture out in the morning and explore the clear mountain river that winds through the scenic Waiau Gorge. This 6-hour guided river excursion is ideal for a romantic getaway, a family holiday, or a group adventure among friends. Grade II rapids are perfect for novices or those wanting a more relaxing experience. 

Throughout the trip, you'll receive instruction on paddling techniques and hear commentary about the river's natural history while you marvel at features such as twisted rock, swimming holes, and pink marble. Enjoy a riverside picnic lunch and return to your starting point by jet boat.

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Inclusions for Hanmer Springs Canoes

  • Wetsuit, booties, helmet, and life jacket
  • Professional guide
  • Picnic lunch
  • Return transfer by jet boat
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Exclusions for Hanmer Springs Canoes

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Bring swimwear, towel and sunscreen

The Waiau River is classified as Grade II; no experience is necessary

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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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