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Great fun on the Waimakariri!

This was part of a ship's cruise tour, which we don't do often, but which I am so glad we did this time. The ride was well organized, and lots of fun, with speed and 360's to add... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
Rosemary T
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Vernon, Canada
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Vernon, Canada
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

This was part of a ship's cruise tour, which we don't do often, but which I am so glad we did this time. The ride was well organized, and lots of fun, with speed and 360's to add to the excitement. You definitely will get wet, but you have their jackets for cover. Our driver was pleasant and humorous and... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

I took this boat ride up the Waimakariri River in conjunction with a 4x4 safari with the adjoining HassleFree tours. It was organized by our Cruise Ship, the Regent Seven Seas Navigator. Although it's a long drive from the port in Akaroa, it was worth the ride through New Zealand farm country. It was extremely well-organized, and appeared to be... More 

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Bedfordshire, England
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

A few hours off the long haul from England, our fantastic Kiwi friends had arranged the jet boat trip as an antidote to jet lag! It certainly was 😊 Our guide, Pete, was fantastic - his knowledge of the area and his passion for the sport, this beautiful area and his job shone though and made the whole experience so... More 

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Thank LBuzzard
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

Great fun for the family. Took my 12 year old and 9 year old and they both loved it. A great mix of exciting spins, fun jet boating and informative driver sharing his knowledge of the area. Would whole heartedly recommend to all!

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Thank JoJoK1971
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 February 2016

Great trip, good guide. 25kms up so much longer that the Queenstown style trip. Time for 360's and thrills but also time to enjoy the scenery. Need a better map of how to get there on there web site not everyone uses GPS

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Wattle Grove, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2016

The Tour was awesome , It started by a journey to the jet -boat , then a 50 minute jet boat ride down the Waimakariri River !! The canyon and River was so pretty !! The jetboat was a thriller !! The lunch after was super delicious and we even got to buy some sheepskin pillows and rugs etc. followed... More 

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Thank Judy D
New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 January 2016

Had a fast fun filled boat ride. Greg was a very knowlegeable operator and explained to us the river factsand talked about the area. We did loads of 360 spins which is great fun. My teenage son came off smiling ear to ear.

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Thank Christine M
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Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

Wanted to do the morning on the boat but they need a minimum of two and I was solo so had to pay double usual price. It was well worth it ! Fantastic scenery and interesting commentary from Greig the captain - he's very experience which is good to know when you are hurtling towards rock faces at 85kmh and... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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Reviewed 26 January 2015

We did just the jet boat up and down a segment of the Waimoura River.... but it was fantastic fun. Ripping along in a jet boat with just inches of draft up the beautiful Waimoura river was a kick - more fun when our driver/guide did high speed 360 turn abouts! So MUCH FUN.

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Thank J H H
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

I don't think the last review really does this tour justice. The landscapes that you see while on this tour will take your breath away. As the previous reviewer has stated, the tour is split into 3 parts. The first part involved our tour guide, Steve , driving us out across Mt Torlesse Station to do some proper ''off roading''... More 

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