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Jet Boating in Waimakariri River, Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand

Motors:
300HP
Christchurch is situated in Canterbury region of the South Island and is the second largest city of New Zealand. It represents the getaway to Antarctica, while lying next to Pegasus Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

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.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Lake Tekapo
225 km (139.8 miles), 2 hours 46 min
Follow State Highway 79 and continue onto State Highway 1.
BY CAR FROM Mt Cook National Park
328 km (203.8 miles), 3 hours 52 min
Follow State Highway 8 and continue onto State Highway 1.
BY CAR FROM Queenstown
480 km (298.3 miles), 5 hours 37 min
Follow State Highway 8 and continue onto State Highway 79.
BY AIR
Christchurch International Airport,
12 km/7.5 miles (15 min drive) from the center of the town

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BOOKING REQUEST
Rafting & Outdoor activities, North Island
/ Kaituna River, New Zealand, North Island

Winter/Spring 2016-2017

Oceania/South America/Europe

January – NEW ZEALAND
River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Kaituna River.

Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.

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