Activities

Kids Book-a-Boat (Christchurch)

Book out our jet boat and take them jet boating with our School Holiday Special!

We Provide

Safety equipment and our jet boats have heated handrails for those cooler winter days.

Please Bring

Sunglasses, sunblock and camera. Due to COVID 19 we recommend you bring your own hat., gloves and jacket, although we do have these available if you forget. Please dress warmly as condtions can be cold even in summer.

Restrictions

A minimum of 2 adult passengers are required. Minimum age is 2 years old. Pregnant women should not partake in jet boating. People with medical concerns should mention this at the time of booking.

Duration

30 minutes of jet boating,>

Season

September/October school holiday special

Kids Book-a-Boat (Springfield)

Book out our jet boat and take them jet boating with our School Holiday Special!

We Provide

Safety equipment and our jet boats have heated handrails for those cooler winter days.

Please Bring

Sunglasses, sunblock and camera. Due to COVID 19 we recommend you bring your own hat., gloves and jacket, although we do have these available if you forget. Please dress warmly as condtions can be cold even in summer.

Restrictions

A minimum of 4 adult passengers are required. Minimum age is 2 years old. Pregnant women should not partake in jet boating. People with medical concerns should mention this at the time of booking.

Duration

60 minutes of jet boating,>

Season

September/October school holiday special

Braided Blast

30 minutes of jet boating on one of New Zealand’s most challenging and exciting rivers - the Waimakariri.

Experience the thrills that only jet boating can offer - skim the shallows, spin in your own length, feel the power of our Hamilton Jets. Our skilled drivers are highly experienced and our purpose built boats are carefully maintained. No-one knows the Waimakariri like ‘Alpine Jet Thrills’!.

We Provide

Safety equipment and our jet boats have heated handrails for those cooler winter days.

Please Bring

Sunglasses, sunblock and camera, Due to COVID 19 we recommend you bring your own hat, gloves and jacket, although we do have these available if you forget. Please dress warmly as conditions can be cold even in summer.

Restrictions

A minimum of 2 adult passengers required. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver, minimum age 2 years. Pregnant women are advised not to partake in Jet boating. People with medical concerns should mention these at the time of booking.

Duration

30 minute jet boat ride. Allow 1.5 hours from Christchurch City area and return.>

Season

All year except Easter Sunday and Christmas Day.

Canyon Safari Tour

60 minutes of true New Zealand jet boating. Tour has full commentary and breathtaking alpine scenery with lots of great photo opportunities. Experience the famous Hamilton Jet spins. The 60 minutes provides lots of time to take it all in.

We Provide

Safety equipment and our jet boats have heated handrails for those cooler winter days.

Please Bring

Sunglasses, sunblock and camera, Due to COVID 19 we recommend you bring your own hat, gloves and jacket, although we do have these available if you forget. Please dress warmly as conditions can be cold even in summer.

Restrictions

A minimum of 2 adult passengers required. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver, minimum age 2 years. Pregnant women are advised not to partake in Jet boating. People with medical concerns should mention these at the time of booking.

Duration

60 minute jet boat ride. Allow 3.5 hours from Christchurch City area and return.>

Season

All year except Easter Sunday and Christmas Day.

Wilderness Safari

Wilderness Safari - A two and a half hour trip through the entire length of the canyon. This is a history tour with interesting commentary as well as an adventure jet boating experience. Some short walks and morning or afternoon tea are included.

We Provide

Refreshments, Safety equipment and our jet boats have heated handrails for those cooler winter days.

Please Bring

Sunglasses, sunblock and camera, Due to COVID 19 we recommend you bring your own hat, gloves and jacket, although we do have these available if you forget. Please dress warmly as conditions can be cold even in summer.

Restrictions

A minimum of 2 adult passengers required. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver, minimum age 2 years. Pregnant women are advised not to partake in Jet boating. People with medical concerns should mention these at the time of booking.

Duration

2.5 hours. Allow 5 hours from Christchurch City area and return.>

Season

All year except Easter Sunday and Christmas Day.

Blast Plus

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 ‘Alpine Jet Thrills’ Hamilton Jet boat and skilled driver will give you a boating experience like no other.

We Provide

Refreshments, Safety equipment and our jet boats have heated handrails for those cooler winter days.

Please Bring

Sunglasses, sunblock and camera, Due to COVID 19 we recommend you bring your own hat, gloves and jacket, although we do have these available if you forget. Please dress warmly as conditions can be cold even in summer.

Restrictions

A minimum of 2 adult passengers required. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver, minimum age 2 years. Pregnant women are advised not to partake in Jet boating. People with medical concerns should mention these at the time of booking.

Duration

60 minutes of jet boating and a 15 minute stop for a cuppa, so the total time 75 minutes. Allow 2.5 hours from Christchurch City area and return.>

Season

All year except Easter Sunday and Christmas Day.

Jet Trek

Experience ‘Horsepower’ from 1 to 300! The ‘Jet Trek’ combines an easy 60 minute horseback ride through farm land and river bed tracks with 30 minutes of jet boating adventure on the Waimakariri River.

Please call us on +64 3 385 1478 or email info@alpinejetthrills.co.nz for booking enquiries.

We Provide

Safety equipment and our jet boats have heated handrails for those cooler winter days

Please Bring

Sunglasses, sunblock and camera, Due to COVID 19 we recommend you bring your own hat, gloves and jacket, although we do have these available if you forget. Please dress warmly as conditions can be cold even in summer.

Restrictions

A minimum of 2 adult passengers required. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver, minimum age 2 years. Pregnant women are advised not to partake in Jet boating. People with medical concerns should mention these at the time of booking.

Duration

60 minute horse ride plus 30 minute jet boat ride. Please allow another 15 minutes for safety briefings and gearing up. Allow 3.5 hours return from city area.>

Season

All year except Easter Sunday and Christmas Day.

Heli Jet

Start with a snappy flight from Garden City Helicopter's base out to the banks of the Waimakariri River where you will be met by your driver guide for our 30 minute Braided Blast in the ‘Alpine Jet Thrills’ jet boat.


Once back on solid ground it's off again for the second half of your scenic helicopter flight over Christchurch City. A minimum of 2 passengers is required for this package.



Please call us on +64 3 385 1478 or email info@alpinejetthrills.co.nz for booking enquiries.

We Provide

Safety equipment and our jet boats have heated handrails for those cooler winter days.

Please Bring

Sunglasses, sunblock and camera, Due to COVID 19 we recommend you bring your own hat, gloves and jacket, although we do have these available if you forget. Please dress warmly as conditions can be cold even in summer.

Restrictions

A minimum of 2 adult passengers required. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver, minimum age 2 years. Pregnant women are advised not to partake in Jet boating. People with medical concerns should mention these at the time of booking.

Duration

10-15 min helicopter ride combined with a 30 minute jet boat ride. Allow 1½ hours from Christchurch City area and return.>

Season

All year except Easter Sunday and Christmas Day.

Adventure Tour

A 30 minute tour through the rugged foothills of the Southern Alps. Full commentary, Hamilton spins great photo opportunities of the Waimakariri River.

We Provide

Safety equipment. Hats, gloves and spray protector available. Our jet boats have got heated handrails for those cooler winter days.

Please Bring

Sunglasses, sunblock and camera, Due to COVID 19 we recommend you bring your own hat, gloves and jacket, although we do have these available if you forget. Please dress warmly as conditions can be cold even in summer.

Restrictions

A minimum of 2 adult passengers required. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver, minimum age 2 years. Pregnant women are advised not to partake in Jet boating. People with medical concerns should mention these at the time of booking.

Duration

30 minutes. Allow 3 hours from Christchurch City area and return.>

Season

All year except Easter Sunday and Christmas Day.

4WD Jet Boat Adventure

Experience the wonder of the mighty Waimakariri River on our 45-60 minute tour and then travel over Mt Torlesse Station with Hassle Free tours for a 2 hour 4WD experience. Enjoy the cafe lunch provided and full tour commentary and breathtaking scenery.

Please call us on +64 3 385 1478 or email info@alpinejetthrills.co.nz for booking enquiries.

We Provide

Light lunch. Safety equipment and our jet boats have heated handrails for those cooler winter days.

Please Bring

Sunglasses, sunblock and camera, Due to COVID 19 we recommend you bring your own hat, gloves and jacket, although we do have these available if you forget. Please dress warmly as conditions can be cold even in summer.

Restrictions

A minimum of 4 adult passengers required. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver, minimum age 2 years. Pregnant women are advised not to partake in Jet boating. People with medical concerns should mention these at the time of booking.

Duration

Half day. Allow 6 hours from Christchurch City area and return.>

Season

All year except Easter Sunday and Christmas Day.

Alpine Safari

Experience the wonder of the mighty Waimakariri River on our 45-60 minute tour, and then travel over Mt Torlesse Station with Hassle Free tours for a 2 hour 4WD experience. After lunch join the world famous Tranz Alpine train tour through the National Park and Canterbury plains.

Please call us on +64 3 385 1478 or email info@alpinejetthrills.co.nz for booking enquiries.

We Provide

Lunch. Safety equipment and our jet boats have heated handrails for those cooler winter days.

Please Bring

Sunglasses, sunblock and camera, Due to COVID 19 we recommend you bring your own hat, gloves and jacket, although we do have these available if you forget. Please dress warmly as conditions can be cold even in summer

Restrictions

A minimum of 4 adult passengers required. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver, minimum age 2 years. Pregnant women are advised not to partake in Jet boating. People with medical concerns should mention these at the time of booking.

Duration

Full Day. Allow 10 hours from Christchurch City area and return.>

Season

All year except Easter Sunday and Christmas Day

Alpine Heli Jet

GCH Aviation will fly you from their base at Christchurch Airport to our jet boat launching point at Springfield Canterbury for a 30 minute Adventure Tour in our jet boat through the fantastic scenery in the Waimakariri Canyon.
Please call us on +64 3 385 1478 or email info@alpinejetthrills.co.nz for booking enquiries.

Please Bring

Sunglasses, sunblock and camera, Due to COVID 19 we recommend you bring your own hat, gloves and jacket, although we do have these available if you forget. Please dress warmly as conditions can be cold even in summer.

Restrictions

A minimum of 2 adult passengers required. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver, minimum age 2 years. Pregnant women are advised not to partake in Jet boating. People with medical concerns should mention these at the time of booking.

Duration

1 hour 10 minutes>

Season

All year except Easter Sunday and Christmas Day.

Quad Bike & Jet Boat Combo

What could be better than a jet boat ride and a self-drive quad bike combination. Travel with Adventure Trial rides for 60 minutes over the 10 thousand hectare Mt Torlesse Station and view the Canterbury Plains from the many vantage points. Then experience the power of our mighty Hamilton Jet boats on a 60 minute Canyon Safari. Stunning photo opportunities and full commentary. Morning or afternoon tours available. All tours are guided and training instruction is given before tours depart. Tours are Outdoorsmark and Qual approved. All equipment is provided.

Please call us on +64 3 385 1478 or email info@alpinejetthrills.co.nz for booking enquiries.

Please Bring

Sunglasses, sunblock and camera, Due to COVID 19 we recommend you bring your own hat, gloves and jacket, although we do have these available if you forget. Please dress warmly as conditions can be cold even in summer.

Restrictions

A minimum of 2 adult passengers required. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver, minimum age 2 years. Pregnant women are advised not to partake in Jet boating. People with medical concerns should mention these at the time of booking.

Season

All year except Easter Sunday and Christmas Day.

Shuttle Service

Please call us on +64 3 385 1478 or email info@alpinejetthrills.co.nz for booking enquiries.