Jet Boating on the Waimakariri River LT-03B

Christchurch New Zealand


A rare opportunity to Jet Boat on the Waimakariri River, a fast flowing sallow braided river where you will experience jet boating at its very best. For those looking for the ultimate jet boating experience upgrade to our Jet Boating Safari option

Experience a Jet boat ride “The Braided Blast” on the snow fed Waimakariri River in the shallow river flats.

A 30 Minute Jet boat ride, your driver will speed and spin in waters that sometimes are only centimetres deep.  Experience the thrills of jet boating through shallow shifting, ever changing courses of shingle bottom streams.

When time is limited but you still want to experience the thrill of jet boating then this option satisfies those requirements. A thrilling jet boat option in the shallow river flats of the snowfed Waimakariri River. Experience the thrills of jet boating through the shallow, shifting, ever-changing courses of shingle bottom streams.

Tour duration approximately 1½ hours in total.

For those wanting to experience the very best jet boating has to offer, then upgrade you experience to our Jet Boat Safari Tour. The tour travels to the upper Waimakariri Gorge where you will jet boat to areas which are otherwise inaccessible. The hour long jet boat ride in snowfed waters of the Waimakariri takes you through the  canyons and gorges where steep rock faces are lined with native forest. The spectacular scenery makes this more than just a jet boating experience.  Tour LT-03A

Tour duration, total, approximately 4½ hours



  • Experience a the thrills of jet boating through shallow waters
  • Speed and spins in water only centimetres deep
  • Magnificent rural and mountain scenery whilst travelling up river by boat
  • Stops for photo opportunities at all the key destinations
  • Experience the trill of jet boating through canyons and gorges, with step rock faces abutting the rivers edge (upgrade tour only)


Both options have morning and afternoon departures available with complimentary accommodation pick up and drop offs


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Activity type : Daily Activity
Activity Time : 09.00 am and 1.30 pm
Duration : 1.5 hours
Maximum number of people : 18
Venue Facilities : Air Conditioned Coach, Full Guided Tour, Jet Boating on the Lower Waimakariri River, complimentary accommodation pick up drop off
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