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Braided Shallows - JetBoat

(Terenga Pāpaku)

Experience one of our Braided Shallows adventures on board an Alpine Jet Thrills JetBoat.

Enjoy 'Hamilton Spins' and speed across shallow braided sections of a river considered the home of

jet boating.

Braided Shallows  experiences depart from the Waimakariri River just 15 mins from Christchurch (Ōtautahi).

  • Braided Blast 

    20mins of jet boating on the Braided Shallows of one of New Zealand’s most challenging and exhilarating rivers – the Waimakariri. Experience the thrills that only jet boating offers – skim the shallows, spin in your own boat length -  under the guidance of our skilled drivers. No-one knows the Waimakariri like Alpine Jet Thrills!

    Want longer?  Check out BOOK NOW!

    Experience: 20 mins
    Departure: 10am

    Price: $75 Adult - $55 Child ex river

    Family Pass: $250 - 2 Adults & up to 3 Kids   

    (not to be used in conjunction with any other offer)

  • Jet Trek

    Experience ‘Horsepower’ from 1 to 300!

    The ‘Jet Trek’ combines a relaxed 60mins 

    horseback ride through farm land and river bed tracks with 20mins of an adrenaline pumping jet boating experience in Alpine Jet Thrills 300hp jet boat Hamilton JetBoat on the Braided Shallows of the Waimakariri River.

    Experience: 80 mins  (1 hr 20 mins)
    Departure: Give us a call!

    Price: $150 Adult - $135 Kids ex river

  • Heli Jet

    This adventure On Water and In The Air, is an experience not to be forgotten!  From  the Heliport your Scenic City Sights flight will deliver you to the Waimakariri River  where your 20 mins river experience begins.

    Braided Shallows of the Waimakariri in the ‘ Alpine Jet Thrills Hamilton JetBoat. Once back on solid ground it's off again for the second half of your scenic helicopter flight over Christchurch City and back to base.

    Experience: 60 mins (1 hr)
    Departure: Give us a call!

    Price: $380 Adult - $360 Kids

    (ex CHC Heliport)

  • 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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