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Hanmer Springs Attractions

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Address: Ferry Bridge, Hanmer Springs 7360, New Zealand
Phone Number:
0800 661 538

JET Hanmer Spring’s spectacular Waiau Gorge, for an unforgettable...

JET Hanmer Spring’s spectacular Waiau Gorge, for an unforgettable experience in a beautiful environment. Manoeuvre with classic jet boat power 30kms along the Waiau River, under the historic bridge and between deep canyon walls. BUNGY from the historic 135 year old Waiau Ferry bridge, for a 35 metre free fall to the river canyon below. Experience the adrenalin high on the way down and pure elation on the bounce back up! RAFT an alpine river and marvel at the twist rock, water holes, pink marble and faultline. In clear water you may see salmon and trout as you float down the Waiau River canyon. Take off on a QUAD BIKE tour - challenge the terrain, river bed creek crossings, mud and Hanmer Springs farmland trails. You can also enjoy Paintball and Clay Bird Shooting in this wonderful natural environment. Groups, team building and conferences are also catered for.With a host of exciting and fun activities, this is an adventure for the whole family to enjoy! Open daily 9.00am to 5.30pm.

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Family bonding fun

We pick a great day to join the crew for our rafting, we were fitted out with our wet suits, boots, life vests and safety helmets and guided through all the need to knows before... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Amanda H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We pick a great day to join the crew for our rafting, we were fitted out with our wet suits, boots, life vests and safety helmets and guided through all the need to knows before embarking on our journey down stream. We had lots of laughs, slight workout weaving our way down, we had a second boat with us which... More 

Thank Amanda H
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Hanmer Springs Lodge. Owners very friendly and helpfull . You have to have a meal at 5 Stags restaurant. Walk from your room. Staff are so much on the ball to look after you. Very impressed with the food and service for dinner and breakfast. Played golf while my wife enjoyed the hot springs experience. Include... More 

Thank Peter T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing/thrilling/good value experience-WOW.good staff attence and safety briefing.about 90min ride down the river-FAST AND FURIOUS.

Thank G8824JBisabelc
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Took our son aged 12 here over the course of two days to experience some exciting stuff. We rafted, quad biked, jet boated and he did a bungee jump. All staff we dealt with were competent, friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed all our activities although our boy liked the quad biking best. Rafting was relaxed and easy, pretty much anyone... More 

Thank jugs59
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the family rafting experience at Thrill Seekers Adventures in Hanmer Springs. Great experience for the kids which gave them a taste of what white water rafting is. Was an easy going experience and our guide Danni was a cracker.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great value for money, great staff and super exciting day of fun. Would recommend to all at least once. Will be back for sure. Thanks for a great time!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a superb family activity and a great way to spend time with teenagers having fun. The equipment including wet suits, etc. was clean and in excellent condition and our guide, Danny's brilliant sense of humour, energy and complete competency ensured everyone had a great day out. The delicious picnic and hot drinks on the river bank at lunchtime... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great morning rafting with our guide Daryl. Great scenery with some fun conversation. Loved the rock jumping and the surprise jet boat ride at the end.

Thank Margie F
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The jet boating was fantastic. We had a great guide who got us plenty wet. Recommend bringing a hoodie with string and wrap up warm as the wind can be icy even on a January summer day. Only two negatives, which shouldn't stop you going but aren't ideal: The cafe has limited food and stressed staff. They were out of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked for me and my girlfriend for something to do while we were away and I am glad I did. Everything ran smoothly and people in reception were very friendly and helpful. Then when it was time to Jet boat we found that the driver was also very friendly and a very exciting driver! He gave us a thrilling... More 

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HanmerSpringsAttract, Public Relations Manager at Hanmer Springs Attractions, responded to this review

Thank you so much Liam S for such a lovely review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us! We hope to see you again soon :) More 

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