Hanmer Springs
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Our most recommended Hanmer Springs Outdoor Activities

  • Hanmer Springs Jetboat & Quad Bike Combo

    1. Hanmer Springs Jetboat & Quad Bike Combo

    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. Travel over 30 kilometres of exciting jetboating and spectacular scenery. Your journey on the water lasts at least 30 minutes and you should allow 1 hour for the whole experience including the safety briefing. The focus above all else is safety, customer service, and value for money. Fun and thrills in the beautiful natural environment of Hanmer Springs. 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 (...

  • Hanmer Springs 2-Hour Quad Bike Safari

    2. Hanmer Springs 2-Hour Quad Bike Safari

    Discover the beautiful mountains and forests of Hanmer Springs on an exciting 2-hour Quad Bike safari. Make your own way to the Quad Bike base, located on the main road into Hanmer Springs and overlooking the river and Waiau Ferry Bridge. Upon arrival, take control of a 4WD Quad Bike, and cross the challenging terrain and river crossings. Drive along roads of mud, dust, and dirt. Located approximately 90 minutes from Christchurch, the mountain town is a Mecca for fans of adventure activities, such as bungy jumps, white water rafting, and much more. Your Quad Bike guide will take you to some of the back country roads of the area, passing farms, sheep trails, sand, and bush. Choose to ride your own bike, or ride tandem with another person (subject to age restrictions). Enjoy the freedom of the challenging trails (within the safety boundaries) as you soak up the beautiful mountain enviro...

    Fantastic experience, had a great time. Cieran was a great guide! Awesome tracks to explore.

  • Hanmer Springs 5-Hour Inflatable Canoe Adventure Tour

    3. Hanmer Springs 5-Hour Inflatable Canoe Adventure Tour

    Experience the grade 2 rapids and calm waters of the Waiau River on a 5-hour canoe tour in Hanmer Springs. Make your own way to the meeting point on the main road into Hanmer Springs, overlooking the river and Waiau Ferry Bridge. Located approximately 90 minutes from Christchurch, the mountain town is a Mecca for fans of adventure activities, such as bungy jumps, quad bike safaris, clay pigeon shooting, and much more. Upon arrival, get a safety briefing from a fully-qualified guide, and then climb aboard the inflatable canoe. Ride down the beautiful Alpine river, stopping for a picnic lunch among the surrounding mountains and forest. The river is so clear that you can often see trout or salmon swimming by. Travel approximately 25 kilometers over grade 2 rapids and more gentle waters for a mix of moderate white water thrills and relaxation that is perfect for the whole family. Then, re...

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What people are saying about Hanmer Springs

A wonderful guide and excellent adventure. Would definitely recommend!! A great family adventure for all ages!

Fantastic experience, had a great time. Cieran was a great guide! Awesome tracks to explore.

This tour was fantastic. The guide was great, really friendly and very safety conscious

A little tame if you have been a quad bike rider before