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Canyon Safaris - JetBoat

(Taunaha Kõawaawa)

Skim  across the turquoise waters, soak in the towering cliff faces that make up the mountains of the Southern Alps and marvel as waterfalls cascade to join the mighty Waimakariri River at Springfield (Tarewa).


Your  jet boating experience offers a diverse combination of a scenic sensory experience and adrenaline pumping exhilaration!... and check out                                            while you're there!

Canyon Safari

For 60mins you'll discover just how special this piece of paradise really is. No cars, no houses, your jet boat is the only way to experience this extraordinary part of the world. An extended commentary highlights the strength of mother nature and delivers spectacular photo opportunities of cascading waterfalls and old pioneer tramping huts.

Experience: 1 hr
Departure: 12 midday

Price: $155 Adult - $125 Child ex river

Family Pass: $560 - 2 Adults & up to 3 kids   

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

(min 4 x Adults required) 

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Alpine Quad Jet 

On Land and On Water - is our  jet boat experience combined with a self-drive quad bike. Your  60mins Adventure Trail Ride across the 10 thousand hectare Mt Torlesse Station overlooking the Canterbury Plains and Waimakariri River in the Canyon below is a tease to  your 60mins Canyon Safari JetBoat ride. Stunning photo opportunities are complimented with a detailed commentary, available morning or afternoon. Guides and training instruction provided and are Outdoorsmark and Qualmark approved. All equipment is provided.

Experience: 2 hours
Departure: Please enquire

Price: $315 Adult - $285 Kids ex river

(min 2 x Adults required)


Wilderness Safari

Your two hour experience exploring deep into the Waimakariri Canyon will transport you to another world. It's a rich history and entertaining lesson in the powerful geology of the region and it's significance to the surrounding country makes for an adventurous jet boating experience including a chance to stop and walk around in the Canyon - far removed from the reality of everyday  life.

Experience: 2 hrs
Departure: 9.30am or 1.30pm

Price: $275 Adult - $215 Kids ex river

(min 4 x Adults required)

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Alpine Heli Jet

Fly by chopper from our Christchurch Heliport low level along the Braided Shallows and up into the Waimakariri Gorge to our Springfield Adventure Park base to your waiting JetBoat.

Explore the Canyon on a 20 mins Adventure Safari following the river as it winds into the foothills of the Southern Alps Centre before  winging your way back to Christchurch  Heliport.

Experience:  75 mins (1 hr 15 mins)
Usual Departure: Please enquire

Price: $585 Adult - $565 Kids 

(ex CHC Heliport)

(min 2 x Adults required)

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Canyon Discovery
Cruise Ship Special

On any day a cruise ship arrives in Lyttelton we offer  a special ship to ship Jet Boat Experience package.

We will pick you up by private mini coach from your ship, transport you to Springfield Adventure Park where you will experience a 75 minute JetBoat discovery excursion deep into the Waimakariri Canyon. On return you'll be given a private tour of Jet Boat World accompanied by a cheese platter, and followed by your Gourmet Burger Lunch.  After lunch you can wander through the Riverside Bushwalk, featuring native New Zealand birds and trees, including one of the regions oldest matai trees. To finish your day out your personal guide will provide a tour through Christchurch's CBD explaining the first hand account of the earthquake and rebuild you'll be seeing.  Finally you'll be dropped back dockside to catch your ship shuttle having experienced the ultimate JetBoat Experience. 

Experience: 6 hours

(Pickup 30 mins after ship docks - Drop off 60mins before last ship shuttle) 
Price: $350 Adult $320 Kids

(pick up Lyttelton  - min 2 Adults)

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Corporate Combo
JetBoat + AirBoat + Lunch

Based at our Springfield Adventure Park HQ, this experience is designed for 12 or more guests (although we can discuss numbers as low as 6 by special arrangement) and includes our 60mins JetBoat Canyon Safari, a 20mins Airblast in New Zealand's only AirBoat and a Gourmet Burger lunch overlooking the Waimakariri River. You can even get a sneak peak at Jet Boat World, our heritage display of early jet boats being developed on site.

Experience: 4 hours
Departure: 10.30am - 2.30pm

If you're interested in booking this or looking at options please contact us to discuss availability.

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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 to 31st October 2022.

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

What To Bring







Warm clothes - can be cool in summer

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