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
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