Tours and Pricing

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Experience the world famous 360 degree Hamilton jet spins as Alpine Jet takes you deep into the mighty Waimakariri canyon through the foothills of the Southern Alps! The ultimate Christchurch jet boating experience!

Travel through the crystal clear waters and enjoy the views of the great Southern Alps from where waterfalls drop to join the river - this Christchurch jet boating experience offers a great combination of scenery and excitement! Enjoy the breath taking alpine scenery surrounding the Waimakariri River and HOLD ON! as the jet boat takes off on an exciting journey - passing through low waters and rapids, past cliff faces and shingle banks. 

Alpine Jet can organise a transfer service from Christchurch (coach transport for larger groups). All transfer service vehicles are of a high standard.

We offer tour options to suit your time, budget, and sense of adventure - a great mixture of scenery and excitement!

  • Adventure Tour

    Adventure Tour

    A 30 minute tour through the rugged foothills of the Southern Alps. Full commentary, Hamilton spins great photo opportunities of the Waimakariri River.

  •  Full commentary
  •  Hamilton spins
  •  Great photo opportunities
  • Duration: 30 minutes
    Usual Departure: 2:30pm

  • Adult $90.00 Child $65.00 ex river
    Family Pass $280.00 (usual price $375.00) ex river

  • Family Pass 2 Adults, up to 3 Children (not to be used in conjunction with any other offer).
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  • Canyon Safari Tour

    Canyon Safari Tour

    60 minutes of true New Zealand jet boating. Tour has full commentary and breathtaking alpine scenery with lots of great photo opportunities. Experience the famous 360° Hamilton spin. The 60 minutes provides lots of time to take it all in.

  •  Full commentary
  •  Breathtaking alpine scenery
  •  360° Hamilton spins
  •  Great photo opportunities
  • Duration: 60 minutes
    Usual Departure: 10am or 12noon

  • Adult $120.00 Child $90.00 ex river
    Family Pass $380.00 (usual price $510.00) ex river

  • Family Pass 2 Adults, up to 3 Children (not to be used in conjunction with any other offer).
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  • 4WD Jet Boat Adventure

    4WD Jet Boat Adventure

    Tour departs central Christchurch. Travel across the Canterbury Plains to the Alpine Jet river base. Experience the wonder of the mighty Waimakariri River on our 45-60 minute tour. Then travel over Mt Torlesse Station with Hassle Free tours for a 2 hour 4WD experience. Enjoy the cafe lunch provided and full tour commentary and breathtaking scenery.

  •  Jetboat ride with Alpine Jet
  •  4WD experience with Hassle-free Tours
  •  Cafe lunch
  •  Full tour commentary
  •  360° Hamilton spins
  •  Breathtaking alpine scenery
  •  Great photo opportunities
  • Duration: 6 hours
    Usual Departure: 9am, returning 3pm

  • Adult $269.00 with city transfer
    Child $189.00 with city transfer

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  • Alpine Jet Wilderness Safari

    Alpine Jet Wilderness Safari

    Alpine Jet Wilderness Safari A half day of Jet boating through the entire canyons length. Tours depart from the city with a full commentary along the way. Morning or afternoon tea included. This is a history tour as well as an adventure boating experience. Some short walks are included.

  •   Full commentary
  •  Breathtaking alpine scenery
  •  360° Hamilton spins
  •  Great photo opportunities
  •  Morning or afternoon tea
  •  Short walks
  •  Full canyons length
  • Duration: 1/2 day
    Usual Departure: 10am or 1:30pm ex river

  • Adult $230.00 with city transfer

    Child $153.00 with city transfer

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  • Alpine Safari

    Alpine Safari

    Tour departs central Christchurch. Travel across the Canterbury Plains to the Alpine Jet river base. Experience the wonder of the mighty Waimakariri River on our 45-60 minute tour. Then travel over Mt Torlesse Station with Hassle Free tours for a 2 hour 4WD experience. Enjoy the cafe lunch provided and full tour commentary and breath taking scenery. The coach then transfers you to Arthur's Pass Village to join the world famous Tranz Alpine train tour through the National Park and Canterbury plains.

  •  Jetboat ride with Alpine Jet
  •  4WD experience with Hassle-free Tours
  •  Cafe lunch
  •  Tranz Alpine Train tour
  •  Full tour commentary
  •   360° Hamilton spins
  •   Breathtaking alpine scenery
  •   Great photo opportunities
  • Duration: Full day
    Usual Departure: 9am, returning 6pm

  • Adult $429.00 with city transfer

    Child $298.00 with city transfer

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Alpine Jet's river launch site has a large coach parking area and clean, tidy toilet facilities - conveniently located in natural surroundings.

What to bring

Alpine Jet recommends you bring the following items for your tour:

  • Sunglasses and sun block - especially in the summer months
  • Warm clothes -  conditions can be cool even in summer.

What you get

We supply:

  • all safety equipment
  • spray jackets 
  • beanie hats
  • gloves and
  • our jet boats have heated handrails for cooler days.

Please Note:

Children's prices apply to passengers 15 years of age and younger.
Pre-schoolers aged 2 - 4 are free and must be accompanied by an adult.
Children aged 5 – 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Prices are quoted in NZ$ and inclusive of New Zealand tax (GST).
Prices are valid from October 1st 2016 to September 30th 2017.
Departure times & tour itineraries can be scheduled to suit requirements.

 

Not what you're looking for?

We can arrange additional options of:

  • Spectacular 4WD adventures
  • Scenic helicopter flights
  • Lunch/BBQ
  • Morning/afternoon tea
  • New Zealand farm visit

Contact us today for more information.


What others are saying

"Amazing"

I absolutely loved the trip. Beautiful weather, clear blue water, the gorge is just beautiful to look at ... You are sitting in a really fast boat .. What could be better?

Amazing Trip Advisor

5 out of 5 stars  Reviewed 5 May 2016
Sarah D Kassel, Germany

"Brilliant day out"

Hospitality and professional service. What a great time we had. Such beautiful scenery. Very exciting on the water. Lunch was beautiful. Very typical Kiwi hospitality. Loved it. Well worth the money and time.

Brilliant day out Trip Advisor

5 out of 5 stars  Reviewed 30 March 2016
Sue N Melton, Australia

"“Don't miss this adventure!”"

Our first jet boat experience - truly amazing and thrilling experience! We had a wonderful time on a beautiful day. Our driver was fun and pointed out many interesting points during the brief stops along the way! The jet boat experience was part of an excursion booked through our cruise and exceeded our expectations!

“Don't miss this adventure!” Trip Advisor

5 out of 5 stars  Reviewed 29 March 2016
RoadWarrior876 Mechanicsburg, PA