Waimakariri Gorge Jet Boat Ride by Canterbury Leisure Tours

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Duration: 4h 30m
Location: Waimakariri River, New Zealand | Waimakariri River, New Zealand

Category: Adventures

Thrilling jet boat ride up the shallow gorges of the Waimak
Skilled handling & high-speed maneuvers by an expert driver
Braided channels & steep canyons of the Waimakariri River
Adrenaline-packed moves like 360-degree spins & power brakes
Convenient, hassle-free outing with roundtrip transportation

Jet boat ride on the Waimakariri River
Safety briefing and orientation
Life jacket and spray jacket
Roundtrip transportation to and from your Christchurch hotel


The Waimakariri River—called the Waimak by locals—winds 78 miles (126 km) from the Southern Alps to meet the sea, weaving an intricate braid of crisscrossed channels as it flows. Set out for an adrenaline-pumping exploration of its shallow waterways and rocky gorges on a thrilling jet boat ride.

A comfortable vehicle picks you up right at your Christchurch hotel and drives you through the meandering, pastoral scenery of the Canterbury Plains to the foothills of the Southern Alps. Here, you're greeted by your attentive captain, who makes sure you're strapped in with your life jacket on before taking off over the waters of the Waimakariri Gorge.

On an agile jet boat, you can skim over shallow waters and explore hard-to-reach canyons, inlets, and waterways that aren't accessible otherwise. Speed upstream, gazing up at steep rock faces blanketed in native forest, and zigzag over the waves, hanging on tight as your captain throws the boat into full-speed, 360-degree spins and revs the engine. Between the spectacular scenery and the white-knuckled adventure, this is an unforgettable alpine outing from Christchurch.

Cancellation Policy: 9 days
Know before you book: Children 1 and younger are not allowed., If you are pregnant or have back, neck, or muscular problems, you may not take part., At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place., You will receive confirmation of your exact pick-up time when you call to confirm your reservation.

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