Activities

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, camera, jacket. Dress warmly, 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

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 360° Hamilton spin. The 60 minutes provides lots of time to take it all in.

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, camera, jacket. Dress warmly 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.

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

Please Bring

Sunglasses, sunblock, camera, jacket. Dress warmly, 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

Half Day

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

Please Bring

Sunglasses, sunblock, camera, jacket. Dress warmly, 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

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

Please Bring

Sunglasses, sunblock, camera, jacket. 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

Full Day

Season

All year except Easter Sunday and Christmas Day

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’!.

Please Bring

Dress warmly even in summer. Bring your sunglasses and camera.

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 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

Safety equipment. Hats, gloves and spray protector available. Refreshments. Skilled drivers and an exhilarating ride!

Please Bring

Sunglasses, camera, jacket. 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 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. Hats, gloves and spray protector available. Skilled drivers and an exhilarating ride!

Please Bring

Sunglasses, camera, jacket. 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

Sunglasses, camera, jacket. Conditions can be cold even in summer.

Please Bring

All gear is supplied for this trip. Just bring your camera and sunglasses.

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 city area and return.

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.