Hanmer Springs Attractions
The gateway to the natural beauty of Hanmer Springs is the historical Waiau Ferry Bridge, home of Hanmer Springs Attractions. Our shop, cafe and activity base overlook the river, canyon and bridge and from here you can choose your adventure - from mild to wild! Most of our activities welcome children and family groups although minimum ages may apply. Choose from bungy jumping (you can even jump as a parent/child combo!), river rafting, canoeing, jetboating, quad biking, paintball and clay bird shooting. Your options are endless and if you have a little more time on your side be sure to combo any or all of the above options to save you time and money! These combos will excite everyone in the family.
Hanmer Springs Jet Boating
Jet boat the entire length of Hanmer’s spectacular Waiau Gorge. Take in the magnificent scenery, then hold on while you experience the famous Hamilton jet spin. Narrow gorges, braided shallows, white water rapids… this trip has it all.
Family Stuff: Minimum age 3, duration 30 minutes
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Hanmer Springs Canoes
Have you ever wanted to canoe down a beautiful mountain river?
Now you can with Hanmer Springs Canoes. These safe, durable and fun vessels allow you to explore the unknown through the scenic Waiau River gorge in the stunning natural environment of Hanmer Springs. This full day, fully guided river excursion includes a picnic lunch and a return by jetboat to your point of departure.
Family Stuff: Suitable for families with children minimum age 6 years. Children must fit safety equipment in order to participate.
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Hanmer Springs Quad Biking
Put yourself in control of a 4 wheel Quad Bike. Challenge the terrain - we’ve got river crossings, mud, dust, dirt & excitement! We give you the freedom to ride safely to the conditions and within your ability. Each trip has a guide along for peace of mind and your safety.
Family Stuff: Minimum age 6* (to ride as a passenger on a twin-seat bike) and 12 (to ride solo). We have bike sizes to suit all ages.
All gear and instruction is provided.
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Hanmer Springs Bungy
Experience the thrill of a lifetime as you challenge yourself to leap off a 35metre high platform and plummet towards the Waiau River before your bungy cord stops your fall and you bounce back up....terror to elation in seconds!
Family Stuff: minimum age 10, minimum weight 35kg. Scared to go it alone? Try an adult/adult or adult/child combo!
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Hanmer Springs Rafting
Our Rafting trip's a fun and exciting experience of river rafting without worrying about big rapids. This grade 2 river will have you hold on as the gentle current leads you down the Waiau Gorge Canyon. Leap out of the raft to take a dip and marvel at the twisted rock, water holes, pink marble rock and fault line features.
Family Stuff: Minimum age 6, duration 2 hours (approx 1 1/2 hrs on water)
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Hanmer Springs Paintball
Work your way through our battlefield while avoiding the opposing outlaws! Guns are stocked with paint 'bullets' that explode into a splash of paint on impact. We provide overalls and safety gear.
Family Stuff: Minimum age 10 years. Paintball is a high adrenalin game and if you shoot too close to your opponent it's possible to be mildly bruised by the paintball. Minimum numbers 2, although the more players, the more fun this is!
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Hanmer Springs Claybird Shooting
Ready, aim, pull! Practice your aim on this claybird shooting course. Located on the braids of the scenic Waiau River, this activity is sure to test your skill. Licenced experts are ready to help and teach you all you need to know to pull the trigger. Your ten shots take about 15 minutes, making this an affordable and time efficient option.
Family Stuff: Minimum age 16 years.
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Minimum ages described above are a guide only. It's possible that if considered suitable we may take children younger than stated age. Likewise we may refuse to take a particular child, as these activities are also subject to weight, height and confidence of the individual.