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Waipara Wine Trail Tour from Christchurch

After being picked up from your centrally located Christchurch hotel and travel 40-minutes to Waipara, the fastest growing wine region in New Zealand. Visit and enjoy wine tasting guided tours of four boutique vineyards of North Canterbury, these include Mud House, Pegasus Bay, Torlesse and Waipara Springs all producing a fine selection of both white and red wines. Mud House, Pegasus Bay, Torlesse and Waipara Springs are all located in the Waipara area, well known for its warm dry climate and limestone rich soils, both ideal for quality wine production.

$118.87 Water Sports

Hanmer Springs Rafting Adventure

Meet your qualified rafting guide at the base of the Waiau Ferry Bridge in Hanmer Springs. After you put on your wetsuit, booties, helmet, and life jacket and receive a safety briefing, it's time to get on the water. The tour is suitable for people of all ages, but children must be able to fit the safety gear to participate.Venture out for some family-friendly fun in the morning or afternoon, depending on your selection at booking. Search the clear waters for salmon and trout as you float down the Waiau River canyon and paddle over Grade II rapids, perfect for novices or those wanting a more relaxing experience. Throughout the 2-hour trip, you'll receive simple instructions on rafting techniques. Listen to your guide’s commentary about the river's natural history while you marvel at features such as twisted rock, swimming holes, and pink marble. On occasion there's even time to leap out of the raft for a float, so be sure to bring your own swimwear and a towel along with your sense of adventure.

$189.21 Water Sports

Hanmer Springs Jetboat and Quad Biking combo

The Jetboats and the Quad Biking depart from the Hanmer Springs Attractions river base at the Ferry Bridge over the Waiau River on State Highway 7A, North Canterbury.Departures times are usually 10am or 2pm for the Quad Bikes and 11am, 1pm and 3pm for the Jetboat. When you book the combo our staff will arrange the best times to suit you.The Jetboat takes passengers on a 30 minute journey, 30 km's down the Waiau River gorge and the drivers will provide a commentary of the area.The Quad Bikes take passengers on a 2 hour excursion through stunning NZ countryside, with river crossings, mud, farmland and forest trails. A commentary is provided.Customers can be picked up and dropped off to their accommodation in Hanmer Springs.Customers must fit safety equipment in order to participate.

$87.92 Water Sports

Extreme Jet Boating in Hanmer Springs

Select from several departure times at booking and head to the jet boat base in Hanmer Springs to board your powerboat. You'll experience the ultimate ride with a skilled driver at the helm, who maneuvers the jet boat down the Waiau River. Speed over white-water rapids and through steep gorges while the boat negotiates the narrow river channel.Skim over the crystal-clear waters of 6-inch-deep (15-cm) riverbeds through braided shallows and hold on tight during 360-degree jet spins while you attempt to take in the scenic river views during your 30-minute adventure.

$220.16 Outdoor Activities

Hanmer Springs Rafting and Quad Bike combo

The Quad Bikes take passengers on a 2 hour excursion through stunning NZ countryside, with river crossings, mud, farmland and forest trails. A commentary is provided.The Rafting journey takes customers 30 km's down the river through the stunning scenery of the gorge, with a guided commentary along the way. When conditions are suitable customers may jump out of the raft and float and jump from the cliff. Customers are returned to river base by jet boat.  Both excursions depart and return to the river base at the Ferry Bridge Customers can be picked up and dropped off to their accommodation in Hanmer Springs. Customers must fit safety equipment in order to participate.

$220.16 Water Sports

Hanmer Springs Rafting and Bungy Jump combo

The Hanmer Springs Rafting experience takes you 30 km's down the Waiau River Gorge with a commentary provided by your qualified guide. The water is an easy grade 2, so is perfect for families. Customers are returned to the point of departure by Jetboat.The Bungy Jump takes place at the Waiau Ferry Bridge in the beautiful river canyon at that location and takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. At 35 metres high it is the perfect jump to do for first timers or those who don't want extreme adventure.     Customers can be picked up and dropped off to their accommodation in Hanmer Springs. Customers must fit safety equipment in order to participate.

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