Discover the picturesque village of Hanmer Springs on this full-day trip from Christchurch. Relax and rejuvenate in the hot thermal pools, ride a jet boat through Waiau Gorge and enjoy a cafe lunch in Hamner Springs.
• 8.5 hours
Put yourself in control of a four-wheel quad bike. Challenge the terrain, with river crossings, mud, dust, dirt and excitement. This guided Quad Bike tour will show you some of the real back country New Zealand as you pass through farmland, sheep trails, rivers, sand and bush. You can choose to ride your own bike or ride tandem with another person (subject to age restrictions). Your guide will give you the freedom to challenge yourself within the safety boundaries. Perfect for families, groups or individuals. Two hours of adventure in the beautiful natural mountain environment of Hanmer Springs. Ride the rapids of the Waiau Gorge on a 2-hour white water rafting expedition of Hanmer Springs. Enjoy the adrenaline thrills of the river and forests as you float downstream among swimming salmon and trout. This river is grade 2 so is relatively easy water and perfect for families.
• 4 hours
Ride the grade 2 rapids of the Waiau Gorge on a 2-hour white water rafting expedition of Hanmer Springs. Enjoy the adrenaline thrills of the river and forests as you float downstream among swimming salmon and trout. Marvel at the mountain landscape, jump out and float or jump off the cliff into the swimming holes below. The 135 year old WaiauFerryBridge is the site of the Hanmer Springs Bungy Jump. At 35 metres high it allows you plenty of time to experience the range of emotions from sheer terror to pure elation in the seconds it takes you to plummet towards the river. This Bungy option is prefect for those customers who don’t want to do a high Bungy Jump – maybe first timers or those who are older or younger. The jetboat picks you up at the bottom after your jump and transports you safely back to shore.
• 2.5 hours
At 35 metres high the Hanmer Springs Bungy Jump is prefect for those customers who don’t want to do a high Bungy Jump – maybe first timers or those who are older or younger. The jetboat picks you up at the bottom after your jump and transports you safely back to shore. Your whole jump experience takes approximately 20 minutes. Jetboat the entire length of Hanmer's spectacular Waiau Gorge. Take in the magnificent scenery, then hold on while you experience the famous Hamilton jet spin. This beautiful alpine river features narrow gorges, braided shallows and white water rapids. Challenge the terrain, with river crossings, mud, dust, dirt and excitement. This guided Quad Bike tour will show you some of the real back country New Zealand as you pass through farmland, sheep trails, rivers, sand and bush.
• 2.5 hours
Experience a full-on adrenaline rush during a 20-minute bungy jump in Hanmer Springs. Standing on the edge of a platform on the Waiau Ferry Bridge, you'll plunge into a 115-foot (35-meter) freefall. above the Waiau River. A commemorative t-shirt and certificate are proof of your courage.
• 20 minutes
Set among stunning mountains and pink marble formations, the Waiau River of Hanmer Springs provides an idyllic backdrop for a rafting trip. This 2-hour excursion offers a relaxing ride, with Grade II rapids making it a family-friendly activity. Learn about the region from your river guide and perhaps take a refreshing swim along the way.
• 2 hours
Put yourself in the driver's seat of a 4WD quad bike, or ride as a passenger, over challenging terrain. This 2-hour guided tour follows the rugged countryside around Hanmer Springs and the Waiau River. After some instruction, go full-throttle along winding dirt tracks. Choose a morning or afternoon departure on this family-friendly tour.
• 2 hours
Paintball enthusiasts and first-time players will find challenging fun during this 30-minute family-friendly activity, located at a paintball combat zone in Hanmer Springs. It's a safe way for groups to join forces and work together against an opposing team. Prepare to win battles and shoot your way to victory — with paint, of course.
• 30 minutes
Practice your aim at a clay bird–shooting course, located along the scenic Waiau River in Hanmer Springs. You're provided 10 shots in about 15 minutes, with a shotgun, ammunition, and safety gear included. Get instruction from your guide and test your skill level. This activity is suitable to participants aged 16 or above, with no previous experience required.
• 15 minutes
Take a leisurely canoe journey down the Waiau River in Hanmer Springs. You'll paddle down gentle Grade II rapids in an inflatable yet durable vessel. This 6-hour experience offers a guided tour suitable for all skill levels. Stop by the riverbank for a picnic lunch and ride a high-powered jet boat back to base.
• 6 hours