Canyon Safari Tour
Shallow twisting streams, Turquoise blue water, North-west arch, Swaying broom, the mighty Waimakariri has it all.
Jet Boating is a truly unique way of seeing the lower Waimakariri’s braided river system which is constantly changing and ever challenging. Jet Thrills’ experienced drivers, speed and spin in places sometimes only centimetres deep
Group Size : 2-11 people
Duration : 60 min
Departure Location : Launching Ramp under Highway No 1 Bridge, Waimakariri Regional Park.
Departure Time : 11:00am or 12:00pm
Departure dates : Operates every day (river and weather conditions permitting) except Christmas Day
Location : Otarama Road, Springfield 7580, Canterbury, New Zealand
Category : Adventure
Note: The Metro Bus Blue Line runs past the Waimakariri Regional Park. You can catch it in the city at Platform D Metro Bus Exchange (corner of Lichfield and Colombo Streets) and get off at at stop 15217 on the Main North Road near Wrights Road, Clarkville (and near the Challenge Service Station). The Metro timetable can be found at - http://www.metroinfo.co.nz/timetables/Pages/Timetable.aspx?routeid=B
Canyon Safari Tour
60 minutes of jet boating adventure exploring the constantly changing braids of the Waimakariri River. Experience magnificent views of the rugged Southern Alps, get close to the bird life which make this mighty river home and enjoy the refreshments provided. (Morning or afternoon tea on the riverbank at the turnabout) Our powerful ‘Jet Thrills’ Hamilton Jet boat and skilled driver will give you a boating experience like no other. Allow 2.5 hours from city centre and return.
Summer : Eyewear recommended year round,
Winter : Dress warmly in winter – warm clothes, jacket, hat and gloves (although hand rails on the jet boats are heated) are strongly recommended.
For safety reasons the only cameras allowed on board are forehead mounted hands free Go Pro or similar.
Any other cameras or phones are not permitted to be carried aboard our Jet boats.
Life jackets are mandatory and are supplied, along with optional splash coats
Complimentary shuttles depart ‘The Station’ Info Centre (corner Camp and Shotover Streets) up to every 15 minute