Waimak Gorge Jet Boating From Christchurch

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 Hr
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Details :
    Tour departs from your selected Christchurch hotels
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Take the plunge on a jet boat ride through Christchurch waters and admire striking scenery! Weather you're pressed for time or can afford a half day, this adventure full of thrills and spills is suitable for the whole family.

Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Led by a local guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

Waimak Gorge Jet Boating (30-minutes):

Enjoy one of the most exhilarating and scenically spectacular jetboat rides available in New Zealand. Jetboat the Waimakariri River Gorge through the foothills of the Southern Alps with breathtaking views of rugged snow-capped mountains. You will travel from Christchurch by road through the rural pastoral scenes of the Canterbury Plains to the foothills of the Southern Alps.

Waimak Gorge Jet Boating Safari (1-hour):

As an alternative you can choose the Waimak Gorge Jet Boating Safari. Travel to the upper Waimakariri Gorge, to areas which are otherwise inaccessible. From its birthplace in the rugged Southern Alps, the snow fed waters of the Waimakariri enter the canyons and gorges where steep rock faces are lined with native forests. The spectacular scenery makes this more than just a jet boat experience.

Lower Waimak Jet Boat (30-minutes):

When time is limited but you still want to experience the thrill of jet boating then this option satisfies those requirements. A thrilling jet boat option in the shallow river flats of the snow fed Waimakariri River. Experience the thrills of jet boating through the shallow, shifting, ever-changing courses of shingle bottom streams.

Inclusions

Jetboat ride

Driver/guide

Round-trip jetboat

Life jacket

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Child rate applies only when traveling with 2 paying adults

Please note that this tour is an independent tour and you may be traveling with a different driver/guide and group each day

Traveler Reviews

  • 22-Jan-2017

    It was really good and exciting and the views were so stunning but I thought a little risky with the boat so close to the rocks.

  • 18-Jan-2016

    The scenery was beautiful and the trip enjoyable! We found the length of the boat trip to be sufficient despite other reviews to the contrary.

  • 25-Sep-2011

    It was exhilarating!

  • 15-Feb-2011

    The weather was a little chilly but the boat ride was a rush - it was the second time we'd had Chris as our driver/guide too, great guy!

  • 08-Feb-2011

    OUTSTANDING!!! WAY TOO SHORT!!!!!

  • 07-Jan-2010

    An exhilarating experience! Informative as well as fun. Totally refreshing!

  • 20-Jan-2007

    The gorge boating was good, but I booked a safari that was meant to be 4.5 hours long and when i got there I only got the gorge boating that was 3 hours long. The actual time in the boat is less than one hour, great scenery, but Viator should detail what you are getting for your money better!!

  • 11-Nov-2006

    The river didn't have any rapids, and the picture gave the impression that there were, so that was somewhat misleading. But the staff were very nice and professional.