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White Water Rafting

Experience the river rapids near Hanmer Springs and Christchurch with a wild white water rafting adventure - fantastic fun for the whole family!


2 hour experience
All equipment
Return jetboat transfers
Experienced guide

What you need to know

After a fantastic rafting adventure for the family or with friends in Hanmer Springs? A Thrillseekers white water rafting adventure is for you! White water rafting is the best way to experience the Waiau Gorge near Christchurch and Hanmer Springs.

This river system is a grade two making it perfect for families - so its time to suit up and get out there for some wild white water rafting! Your expert and highly qualified river guide will take you down stream, you can even hop out of the boat for a float before hitting the rapids for the white water ride of your life. You will be given full instruction with river rafting tips and techniques and all you need is your own swimwear, a towel and a sense of fun and adventure!

More info


  • 2 hr Rafting experience
  • Wetsuit, helmet and life jacket
  • Qualified raft guide
  • Return jet boat transfers


  • Rafting down a grade 2 river will make certain for an exciting and enjoyable experience
  • The river changes quickly – drift down calm, serene waters to rough and rocky rapids
  • The rafts can hold up to 10 people including the guide, so this is perfect for families and groups
  • Hanmer Springs provides an idyllic backdrop to an unforgettable rafting experience, set amongst stunning mountains and marble land formations

What to Bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Change of clothes

Tour Duration and Times

  • This experience is 2 hours in length. Tours depart twice daily at 10.00am and 2.00pm

Tour Departure

  • 839 Hanmer Springs Road, Hanmer Springs 7360 New Zealand. This is just a 90 minute drive north of Christchurch

Additional Information

  • No experience necessary for this experience
  • Grade 2 river - good for families
  • Reasonable fitness required
  • Waiver Forms are required for all participants, including children – guardian/parent may sign on child’s behalf
  • Minimum 2 pax
  • Maximum 9 with 1 guide

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience.
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

White Water Rafting

839 Hanmer Springs Road, Tekoa Range, NZ 7392