Alpine Jet Thrills - Canyon Safaris

Excitement and scenery jet boating on the Waimakariri River. This diverse river runs from the mountains to the sea and we have a departure point at both ends. Our 'Canyon Safaris' Tours depart close to Springfield just over one hour west of Christchurch in the spectacular canyon that runs through the foothills of the Southern Alps. Share our passion for jet boating and New Zealand rivers. A must do when in Christchurch/Canterbury region.

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Opening Hours

Business hours
    Office hours 9am-5pm
Months of operation
    All Year
  • Proximity to airport:
    Canyon Safaris departures are 50 minutes from Christchurch Airport. Braided Shallows departures are 15 minutes from Christchurch Airport
    Proximity to town:
    Canyon Safaris departures are 1 hour from Christchurch.

Pricing & Conditions

The minimum age is 2 years old, children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Pregnant women are advised not to partake in jet boating. people with medical concerns should mention these at the time of booking. The canyon is a confined area and often large pressure waves appear. Passengers are thoroughly briefed on safety requirements prior to all departures. Boarding is via a 30 foot portable jetty complete with handrails.