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Hanmer Springs Attractions

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Address: Ferry Bridge, Hanmer Springs 7360, New Zealand
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0800 661 538
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JET Hanmer Spring’s spectacular Waiau Gorge, for an unforgettable...

JET Hanmer Spring’s spectacular Waiau Gorge, for an unforgettable experience in a beautiful environment. Manoeuvre with classic jet boat power 30kms along the Waiau River, under the historic bridge and between deep canyon walls. BUNGY from the historic 135 year old Waiau Ferry bridge, for a 35 metre free fall to the river canyon below. Experience the adrenalin high on the way down and pure elation on the bounce back up! RAFT an alpine river and marvel at the twist rock, water holes, pink marble and faultline. In clear water you may see salmon and trout as you float down the Waiau River canyon. Take off on a QUAD BIKE tour - challenge the terrain, river bed creek crossings, mud and Hanmer Springs farmland trails. You can also enjoy Paintball and Clay Bird Shooting in this wonderful natural environment. Groups, team building and conferences are also catered for.With a host of exciting and fun activities, this is an adventure for the whole family to enjoy! Open daily 9.00am to 5.30pm.

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We went on the Jet Boat trip & had a ball. The driver did his best to make sure we thoroughly enjoyed it & also to make sure we got as wet as possible. Highly recommend it.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 April 2016
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Brisbane
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

We went on the Jet Boat trip & had a ball. The driver did his best to make sure we thoroughly enjoyed it & also to make sure we got as wet as possible. Highly recommend it.

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Thrillseekers-Adv, Public Relations Manager at Hanmer Springs Attractions, responded to this review

Thank you for the fantastic review!! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to seeing you next time for another adventure. More 

Fleetwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

I've been to thrillseekers three times. The first time I went was on my first visit to NZ and their quad biking experience summarised my entire trip to the country - excitement, awe and left me wanting more. We drove down into a river valley in the shadow of mountains that felt truly Tolkein. Their customer service was excellent, funny... More 

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Thrillseekers-Adv, Public Relations Manager at Hanmer Springs Attractions, responded to this review

Thank you for the amazing review!! We are glad we could give you an enjoyable time once again. Looking forward to seeing you for the next adventure. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Lots of fun me and my partner went bungee jumping they were really good as we talk our daughter 2 they allowed our daughter to come with us and watch and made sure someone was with her at all times it was so much fun and plenty to do for the little one as well

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Thrillseekers-Adv, Public Relations Manager at Hanmer Springs Attractions, responded to this review

Thank you for the amazing review!! We are glad we could help make your time with us enjoyable and it was a pleasure to watch your daughter for you. See you next time. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

Had a fantastic trip on the jet boat. Admittedly the weather was perfect, but the scenery was the star of the day. What an incredible part of the country. My brother from Australia was mesmerised with the experience. Just had the best day. Thanks for the super friendly service.

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Thrillseekers-Adv, Public Relations Manager at Hanmer Springs Attractions, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review!! We are pleased you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you for the next adventure. More 

Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Thanks Darryl for a fun and exhilarating trip, we had so much fun, lived every minute. Highly recommend this experience. Terri Everett.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

I had prebooked for this adventure and was met warmly by Emma who arranged for the "formalities" to be completed and then introduced me to Danni who gave all of us a safety briefing followed by a detailed explanation of how to ride the quadbikes. Suitably dressed - helmets and gum boots, both provided - we set out on our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

Had a great time rafting. Staff were excellent and very knowledgeable about their trade. Would recommend Thrillseekers for a fun time in Hanmer Springs

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

First time bungy experience, is about 115 feet so decent jump, is over so quick though so the jet boating was more fun, is about 35 minutes and we took our 5 and 7 year old and they both had a blast, the provide life jackets (of course) as well as thin water protector jackets with hoodies that keep you... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Wow! we just stopped for a coffee and found a great photo opportunity from the verandah, then after a few minutes we were watching the people bungee jumping. I also noticed that the jetboat rides while a similar price to Queenstown and Taupo are twice as long (40 minutes long)

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Mechelen, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

I did my first bungee jump over there! They were very professional and funny.. Also very supportive when I was scared :)

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