Alpine AirBoats

(Rere Kapowai)


'Air Force 2'

Our brand new AirBoat operation - just like the 'gator huntin' AirBoats in the Everglades of Florida USA - is available at our Braided Shallows location at the Waimakariri Regional Park in Christchurch and at Springfield by arrangement.

Please call 0800 26 36 26 for confirmation of location, time and dates available. 

Come and experience the sensation of skimming over wet stones in Air Force 2  our genuine all American style AirBoat. 

  • Air Blast

    Definitely more than a ride! Air Force 2 is the only commercial passenger AirBoat in New Zealand and here's where you can experience a real USA style AirBoat as you skim over wet stones that even leaves hardened jet boaters with their jaws open!  

    Duration: 20 mins
    Departure: 9.30am

    Price: $75 Adult - $55 Child ex river

  • Air Blast+

    Need a little more time skimming wet stones?

    Book an extended experience!


    Duration: 30 mins
    Departure: By arrangement

    Price: $115 Adult - $75 Child ex river

  • Air Blast + Lunch at Melton Estate

    In conjunction with Melton Estate Winery we offer an exclusive AirBoat experience  - departing our Braided Shallows location near Christchurch before dining at West Melton during Summer Thursday to Sunday - 20 min Air Blast and 3 course lunch.

    Duration: 20 mins  ...and a long lunch!
    Departure: 10.30 (Thu - Sun)
    Price: $150 pp

    (ex Braided Shallows CHC - min 2 guests)

  • Important Info

    Minimum passenger numbers required for all trips (usually 2 Adults)


    Pre-schoolers means  2 - 4 and they're  free when accompanied by an adult.

    Kids means 5 – 15 and must also be accompanied by an adult.

    Prices  quoted in NZ$ and inclusive of tax (GST).

    Prices valid from Oct 1st 2020 - Mar 31 2021.

    Departure times & experience  itineraries can often be scheduled to suit personal requirements - Ask Now!

  • What To Bring







    Sunglasses & Sunblock

    Warm clothes - can be cool in summer

  • We Will Provide

    Life Jackets  

    Glasses if you don't have your own

    An Amazing Experience!



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Our Locations

Braided Shallows - CHRISTCHURCH

1 Main North Rd, Kaiapoi

(cnr Wrights Rd)

Canyon Safaris - SPRINGFIELD

651 Rubicon Rd, Springfield

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