Start your Waimak jet-boat tour with hotel pickup in Christchurch, travel along the rural roads of the Canterbury Plains to the foothills of the Southern Alps. The snow-fed waters of the Waimakariri River enter canyons and gorges where steep rock faces are lined with native forests.
The 30-minute jet boat tour of the Lower Waimak is ideal for those with limited time. Upon reaching the braided Waimakariri River, snap on your provided life jacket, listen to a safety briefing, and hop into the powerful jet boat for a high speed ride. Your expert captain skims over shallow river flats and shingle-bottom streams on an ever-changing course with 360-degree spins and hairpin turns. Allow 1.5 hours from the City Centre and return.
If you have more time to spend amid this spectacular alpine landscape, upgrade to one of the following options listed below.
Waimak Gorge Jet Boating
Experience an exhilarating 30minute adventure jet-boat ride through rugged Waimakariri Gorge with breath-taking views of the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps. Experience the famous 360° Hamilton spin. Allow 3 hours from the City Centre and return.
Waimak Gorge Jet Boating Safari
Extend your jet-boat ride all the way to the upper Waimakariri Gorge, with access to remote areas that are otherwise out of reach. 60 minutes of true New Zealand jet boating. A Canyon Safari Adventure. Allow 4 hours from the City Centre and return.