- ABOUT THE SPOT
Jet Boating in Waimakariri River, Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand
Overall the city is surrounded by Avon, Heathcote and Waimakariri Rivers, and the Canterbury Plains. The climate is considered to be temperate, with cool and mild summers (maximum temperature 23°C/73.4°F), and cold and frosty winters (temperatures fall below 0°C/32°F frequently).
Waimakariri River starts its journey from the Southern Alps and continues its course for approximately 151 km/93 mi long, before merging with the Pacific Ocean. It is a braided river, with many rapids, twists and turns, especially near the Gorge, consisting the ideal destination for jet boating lovers.
360-degree spins, twists and turns offer the most thrilling jet boating experience. The speed boats are equipped with 300HP motors on Hamilton-Jet 212 water jets and internal propellers to achieve maximum speed. Prepare yourselves for the ultimate adrenaline rush. Enjoy the magnificent and wild scenery surrounding the river, as well as the breathtaking view while passing through the Waimakariri Gorge. Don’t forget to bring with you: camera, sunglasses, sunscreen and warm clothes.
Life jackets are provided by the operators.