Alpine Jet Thrills - Braided Shallows

Jet boating only 20 minutes from Christchurch. Enjoy the speed, spins and spray jet boating with Alpine jet Thrills on the mighty Waimakariri River.


$95.00 - $399.00
$70.00 - $399.00
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Since 1984 Alpine Jet Thrills have been showing thousands of international and local passengers what jet boating is all about. From the exciting 30 minute 'Braided Blast' and the 60 minute 'Blast Plus', to the 90 minute Jet Trek, an amazing combination of Horse Trek and 'Braided Blast' with Waimak River Riding. If you want to get off the ground to see some more of the river and surrounding area then the Heli Jet is definitely the way to do it.

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Physical address

Hamilton Quay, Waimakariri Regional Park, Kaiapoi, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $95.00 - $399.00
(15 year(s) and under)
$70.00 - $399.00
Age restriction:
Further pricing information:
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 gorge 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.
Cancellation policy:
100% refund if cancellation is due to weather or river conditions not being suitable. Alternatively jet boat departure can be re-scheduled for any other suitable day of departure. Please note that less than 1% of scheduled jet boat departures are cancelled due to adverse river/weather conditions. Please contact us at 8am the day of your booking to confirm if conditions are suitable for the trip to commence.

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
Braided Shallows departures are 15 minutes from Christchurch Airport
Proximity to coach terminal:
The Blue Line has a bus stop near the Braided Shallows departure point.
Proximity to town:
20 minutes from Christchurch

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Opening times

Business hours:
Office hours 9am-5pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

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