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Hanmer Springs Rafting Adventure

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    What to Expect
    Meet your qualified rafting guide at the base of the Waiau Ferry Bridge in Hanmer Springs. After you put on your wetsuit, booties, helmet, and life jacket and receive a safety briefing, it's time to get on the water. The tour is suitable for people of all ages, but children must be able to fit the safety gear to participate.

    Venture out for some family-friendly fun in the morning or afternoon, depending on your selection at booking. Search the clear waters for salmon and trout as you float down the Waiau River canyon and paddle over Grade II rapids, perfect for novices or those wanting a more relaxing experience. Throughout the 2-hour trip, you'll receive simple instructions on rafting techniques. 

    Listen to your guide’s commentary about the river's natural history while you marvel at features such as twisted rock, swimming holes, and pink marble. On occasion there's even time to leap out of the raft for a float, so be sure to bring your own swimwear and a towel along with your sense of adventure.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Ferry Bridge in Hanmer Springs
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Wetsuit, booties, helmet, and life jacket
    • Rafting guide
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No experience necessary on grade II rapids
    • Child age 13 and under. Children must fit safety equipment in order to participate.
    • Reasonable standard of fitness required
    • Advisable to bring swimwear, towel, and sunscreen
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Great experience! We did the rafting adventure with return jet boat. Super organised - everything from pickup to drop off is handled efficiently with added bonus of friendly staff. We knew wet suits were provided but so are wet suit boots/socks so we didn't need to get our own
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    Response from Christianchester31, Manager at Hanmer Springs Rafting Adventure
    Responded 6 Oct 2019
    Hi Bronwyn, thanks for taking the time to review us. Glad you enjoyed your rafting trip, the river was up which meant the rafting was a bit rougher and which also means the jet boat can also be a bit bumpier. Hope the rest of your holiday went well.
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    Suitable for first time rafters The rafting is done on a grade 2 river, which have a few rapids. Thus do not expect an adrenaline pumping ride. There are opportunities to jump off a cliff into the river, and swim in the river along side the raft. The jet boat ride back up the
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    Response from HanmerSpringsAttract, Manager at Hanmer Springs Rafting Adventure
    Responded 27 Apr 2019
    Hi Edmundtwd, thanks for taking the time to review us. Glad to hear you enjoyed your rafting, jet boating experience with us and hope we get to see you again in the future.
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    It was really fun, and the guide was cool and had a few good jokes - we loved jumping off the rock and also when we could swim down the river .. Freddie (8)
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    Response from HanmerSpringsAttract, Manager at Hanmer Springs Rafting Adventure
    Responded 27 Apr 2019
    Hi GardnerGroup, thanks for taking the time to review us, glad to hear you enjoyed your rafting, rock jumping and swimming down the river. Hope we get to see you for one of our other activities in the future.
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    Great fun, well organised and my two boys aged 7 and 9 had a great time. Jet boat back up after the rafting a bonus as well. Jess was our guide and great personality made it fun for everyone 👍.
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    Response from HanmerSpringsAttract, Manager at Hanmer Springs Rafting Adventure
    Responded 29 Mar 2019
    Hi GJHansen, thanks for taking the time to review us. Glad to hear you enjoyed your rafting experience with us, yes Jess has quite the big personality and i'm sure she will appreciate the feedback. Hope we get to see you again soon.
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    We did rafting with our kids aged 6 and 8. The kids really enjoyed it. They loved getting in the water and drinking it along the way. It was great for young children and the scenery was beautiful.
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    Response from HanmerSpringsAttract, Manager at Hanmer Springs Rafting Adventure
    Responded 7 Mar 2019
    Hi 320lorettam, thanks for taking the time to review us. Glad to hear you enjoyed your rafting trip and hope we get to see you again soon.
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