• Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Duration: Varies
From AUD 114.95

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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.


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

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.

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Tour departs from your selected Christchurch hotels
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Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Code: CLT03A

Jet Boating Safari at 8:45am - 4-hours

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Code: CLT03

Waimak Gorge Jet Boating at 9:00am - 3 hours

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Code: CLT03B

Lower Waimak Jet Boat at 9:00am - 1 1/2 hours

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Code: CCLT3A

Jet Boating Safari at 10:45am - 4-hours

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Code: CCLT03

Waimak Gorge Jet Boating at 1:30pm - 3 hours

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Code: CCLT3B

Lower Waimak Jet Boat at 1:30pm - 1 1/2 hours

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Waimak Gorge Jet Boating from Christchurch

Waimakairi River Gorge Jet Boating

  • Jetboat ride
  • Driver/guide
  • Round-trip jetboat
  • Life jacket
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant women
  • Not wheelchair accessible
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Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

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.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Ludo, January 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.

Reviewed by: Fiona C, Australia, February 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!