Alpine Jet Thrills, Christchurch & Springfield Jet Boating
Alpine Jet Thrills - for the ride of your life!
Jet Boating on the Waimakariri River – Christchurch and Springfield.
Excitement and scenery jet boating on the Waimakariri River. Enjoy the 360 degree spins, speed and interesting commentary from either one of our 2 departure points.
Tours available from our “Braided Shallows” departure point just 20 minutes north of Christchurch in the Waimakariri Regional Park.
BRAIDED BLAST Ex river Adult $90.00 Child $65.00.
Squeeze some excitement into your day! 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 Waimak like Alpine Jet Thrills!
BLAST PLUS Ex river Adult $120.00 Child $90.00.
Got a bit more time? 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 birdlife 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 jet boats and skilled drivers will give you a boating experience like no other.
JET TREK Ex stables Adult $180.00 Child $143.00.
Experience ‘Horsepower’ from 1 to 300! The ‘Jet Trek’ combines an easy 60 minute horseback ride through farmland and river bed tracks with 30 minutes of jet boating adventure, in our 300HP jet boats on the Waimakariri River. From ‘mild to wild’ and back again in 90 minutes – only with Alpine Jet Thrills and Waimak River Riding Centre.
HELI JET Ex Heliport Adult $430.00 Child $405.00.
The Ultimate Adventure. Begins with a snappy flight from the GCH Aviation base out to the banks of the Waimakariri River. Here you are met by your jet boat driver for our 30 minute Braided Blast up the shallows of the Waimakariri 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 and back to base.
Tours available from our our “Canyon Discoveries” departure point, Springfield in the spectacular canyon that runs through the foothills of the Southern Alps.
ADVENTURE TOUR Ex river Adult $90.00 Child $65.00.
A fun 30 minute jet boat experience through the rugged foothills of the Southern Alps. Great for those with limited time but want the jet boat experience of speed, spray and spins. This tour can also be combined to view a sheep shearing show as well as a sheep dog demonstration on Rubion Farm.
CANYON SAFARI TOUR Ex river Adult $120.00 Child $90.00.
60 minutes of true New Zealand jet boating. Tour has full commentary and breath taking alpine
scenery with lots of great photo opportunities. Experience the famous 360° Hamilton spins. The 60 minutes provides lots of time to take it all in.
WILDERNESS SAFARI Ex river Adult $180.00 Child $105.00.
A 2.5 hour trip jet boating through the entire canyon’s length. Morning or afternoon tea included. This is a history tour as well as an adventure boating experience.Some short walks are included.
QUAD BIKE & JET BOAT COMBO Ex river Adult $265.00 Child $215.00
A fantastic mix of jet boating, and self-drive quad biking. Travel with Adventure Trail Rides for 60 minutes over the 10,000 hectare Mt Torlesse Station and view the Canterbury Plains from the many vantage points. Then experience the wonder of the mighty Waimakariri River onboard our jet boat for a 60 minute Canyon Safari. Stunning photo opportunities and full commentary. An added option can include a delicious lunch from Chef’s Kitchen by Rubicon. Morning or afternoon tours available.
ALPINE SAFARI TOUR Ex Christchurch Adult $499.00 Child $314.00
The ultimate combination tour of an exciting 45 minutes jet boat tour through the Waimakariri River
canyon and a 2 hour four wheel drive (4WD) high country farm tour over Mt Torlesse Station. Enjoy a delicious lunch at our river base café. Coach tour through to Arthur’s Pass National Park where you will board your 2 hour TranzAlpine Train back to Christchurch, through the National Park and Waimakariri River area. Minimum of 4 passengers required.
- Bring sunglasses, sunblock and jacket. Dress warmly as conditions can be cool even in Summer.
- Cameras and videos are welcome but we cannot take responsibility for them.
- Please wear flat soled shoes and trousers for the Jet Trek.
- Bookings are essential. We require a minimum of 2 adult passengers for a tour to commence unless otherwise stated.
- Pre-schoolers aged 2 – 4 are free and must be accompanied by an adult.
- Children are aged 5 – 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
- Some tours have family passes – please check out our web site www.alpinejetthrills.co.nz
- All prices include GST, are quoted in NZ$ and are subject to change.
- Transfers can be arranged from Christchurch at additional cost or travel to us independently.
Alpine Jet Thrills, Christchurch & Springfield Jet Boating Enquiry Form
27 Bronwyn Street
Phone: +64 3 385 1478
Freephone: within NZ: 0800 26 36 26
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