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Rafting

Paddle down a crystal clear river but watch out for the rapids!

Rafting down a grade 2 river will make certain for an exciting and enjoyable experience. The river changes quickly – drift down calm, serene waters to rough and rocky rapids. Our experienced guides mean anyone can enjoy our Thrillseekers rafting adventure. The rafts can hold up to 10 people including the guide, so this is perfect for families and groups. Be sure to bring your swim gear, a towel and plenty of sunscreen.

Hanmer Springs provides an idyllic backdrop to an unforgettable rafting experience. Set between stunning mountains and marble river beds, it’s easy to see why this is a favourite adventure for many.

 

Make the most of your day! — Consider these itineraries

Half day itinerary

Our free shuttle service will pick you up from your Hanmer Springs accommodation and deliver you to the river base for a fantastic morning or afternoon’s activities. Choose from jetboating, bungy jumping, rafting or quadbiking. You can combo any of these fun activities to save money and time! Or why not spend half a day at target practice, with paintball or claybird shooting?

Full day itinerary

Take our free shuttle bus from your Hanmer Springs accommodation to the Thrillseekers base at the river, only 15 minutes from the town centre. Thrillseekers Adventures has something for everybody! Jet Boat the entire length of the spectacular Waiau River Gorge. Enjoy our relaxed Rafting trip, suitable for families.

Bungy jump from the 135 year old Ferry Bridge. Challenge the terrain, with river crossings, dust, dirt and excitement on a Quad Bike. Challenge a friend to Paintball or go Claybird Shooting with a real shotgun. Then return to the town on our free shuttle and bask in the famous hot pools at the end of your day!

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Two day itinerary

Take our free shuttle bus from your Hanmer Springs accommodation to the Thrillseekers base at the river, only 15 minutes from the town centre. Thrillseekers Adventures has something for everybody! Jet Boat the entire length of the spectacular Waiau River Gorge. Enjoy our relaxed Rafting trip, suitable for families.

Bungy jump from the 135 year old Ferry Bridge. Challenge the terrain, with river crossings, dust, dirt and excitement on a Quad Bike. Challenge a friend to Paintball or go Claybird Shooting with a real shotgun. Then return to the town on our free shuttle and bask in the famous hot pools! At the end of the day take the Hanmer Connection shuttle bus to Christchurch (ph 0800 242 663).

The next day experience the city on our Grand Tour! Board our luxury coach for an interactive and fun guided tour of Christchurch. Our driver will pick you up from your accommodation on request. Let us show you the best Christchurch has to offer; beautiful parks and gardens, quaint seaside suburbs and superb views of the city and surrounds. Your tour also includes Christchurch’s three premium attractions – Punting on the Avon, The Christchurch Gondola & The Caterpillar Botanic Gardens Tour. It’s the very best way to enjoy Christchurch at the best price!

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Adult $149
Child
(6 - 13 years)
$79
Family
(2 adults & up to 3 children)
$379

 

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Rafting duration: 2 hours
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