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Alpine Jet Thrills

Canyon Discoveries
Otarama Road
Springfield 7580
New Zealand

Braided Shallows
5 Main North Road
Kaiapoi 7691
New Zealand
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For Christchurch and Canterbury jet boating, look no further than Alpine Jet Thrills, which operates it’s fun and exciting jet boat rides on the Waimakariri River, from two different departure points.

Canyon Safaris

The “Canyon Safaris” tours depart close to Springfield just over one hour west of Christchurch in the spectacular and picturesque canyon that runs through the foothills of the Southern Alps. (GPS Otarama Road, Springfield).

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Braided Shallows

The “Braided Shallows” tours depart from the Waimakariri Regional Park just 20 minutes north of Christchurch. Enjoy spins and speed in the shallow braided section of this amazing river. (GPS 5 Main North Road, Clarkville or Hamilton Quay, Kaiapoi).


  • Lots of Tour options available - from 30 minutes to full day combos
  • Hamilton Jet Spins and speed, Commentary, Photo opportunities
  • Qualmark endorsed visitor activity
  • 100% safety record
  • Large carrying capacity
  • Operating 7 days a week depending on river and weather conditions
  • Our “Canyon Safaris” departure point features a tourism centre with catering services available.

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