Thrillseekers Adventures Ltd - NZ Travel

Thrillseekers Adventures Ltd

Thrillseekers Adventures Ltd

Miles from anywhere, so it seems, nestles lazy Hanmer Springs; a place of beauty and dreams! Our alpine environment offers visitors a host of activities, ranging from golfing, shopping, dining in cafes or restaurants, high country tours, exploring nature parks to pampering at the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa. For an exhilarating experience - join us for a Thrillseekers adventure!

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. With a host of exciting and fun activities, this is an adventure for the whole family to enjoy!

Combos available for all products.

Main Office: 839 Hanmer Springs Road, Hanmer Springs, North Canterbury.


Distance from Town: 10km.


Operating Hours: 9am to 5.30pm.


Departures: Closed Christmas Day.


Transfers: Return transfers to your accommodation are included.

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Available Activities:
Jet Boating

This is not just a jet boat ride – it is an experience! Join us as we jet the entire length of Hanmer’s spectacular Waiau Gorge. Enjoy the spectacular scenery, including narrow gorges, braided shallows and white water rapids…this trip has it all! Your Thrillseekers Jet has twin V8 engines, with twin jet units that allow it to manoeuvre in the most unlikely manner. Our Hanmer Springs jet boat can turn in its own length, instantly change direction and travel on ankle-deep water. Hold on while you experience the famous Hamilton jet spin. With over 24km of exciting jet boating and breathtaking scenery – this Christchurch adventure is a truly outstanding and unique experience.

Minimum Numbers:  2

Maximum Numbers: 17

Departures: 11.00am, 1.00pm, 3.30pm 

Duration: 30 Minutes Per Trip

Suitable for Disabled Clients: No

Health Restrictions: Yes

Suitable for Children: Not suitable. Children must be accompanied by an adult and must fit safety equipment in order to participate

Inclusions: Life Jacket, Spray Proof Coat

Guests need: A warm Jacket, Sunglasses. In winter hats and gloves also are a good idea.

Bungy Jump

Experience the thrill of a lifetime in Hanmer Springs! Leap off the historic 135 year old 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. Thrillseekers issue certificates to all those who jump. Photos and t-shirts are also available for those who want an extra reminder (or proof) of their incredible Hanmer Springs bungy jumping experience. Please note that Thrillseekers Adventures are now using a full body harness - the ankle harness is no longer available.

Minimum Numbers: 1

Maximum Numbers: No Maximum Number

Departures: On Demand

Duration: 20 minutes

Suitable for Disabled Clients: No

Weigh restrictions: Minimum Weight is 35kg

Suitable for Children: 12 Years and Over

Further information: Guest must remove everything from their pockets. Waiver forms are required which adults are required to sign on children's behalf. Tandem jumps available. Tours leaders, guides and drivers are subject to normal rates


Rafting in Hanmer Springs with Thrillseekers provides fun for everyone and a great adventure! Rafting is truly the best way to see the Waiau Gorge Canyon and surrounding countryside. Marvel at the twist rock, water holes, pink marble rock and fault line features. In clear water you may see salmon and trout swimming by as you float past. Relax and listen to our qualified guide as they pass on their knowledge of the river, its nature and folklore. Your Thrillseekers’ guides will also give you full instructions on the rafting techniques to use during your trip.

Leap out of the raft and go for a float – but make sure you are back in the raft before the rapids! Our Hanmer Springs rafting adventure is suitable for people of all ages, but children must be able to fit the safety gear to participate. We supply you with everything you need for this Hanmer Springs activity and ask that you bring your own swimwear, a towel and a sense of adventure!

Minimum Numbers: 2

Maximum Numbers: 9

Departures: 10.00am and 2.00pm

Duration: 2 hours

Suitable for Disabled Clients: No

Suitable for Children: Yes. Minimum Age 6 years old

Inclusions: Includes Return Jet Boat Transfer.Wetsuits, Boots, Helmet and Life Jackets

Special Conditions: No Experience Necessary.
Grade 2 river, good for families. 
Reasonable fitness required. 
Waiver Forms are required for all participants, including children – guardian/parent may sign on child’s behalf. 

Quad Bikes

Challenge the terrain! Put yourself in control of a four-wheel quad bike. At Thrillseekers we’ve got river crossings, mud, dust, dirt and excitement. All trips are fully guided, with equipment provided and full instructions demonstrated to every rider, to ensure your safety. This Hanmer Spring activity will leave you wanting more! Enjoy awesome scenery, great fun, spectacular views and a truly exhilarating Hanmer Springs adventure! Small and large quad bikes are available, with both auto and manual options. Join us for two hours of stunning Hanmer Springs scenery and action! Group bookings are welcome.

Minimum Numbers: 1

Maximum Numbers: 14

Activity Start and Finish Times: 10.00am, 1.00pm and 3.00pm

Suitable for Disabled Clients: No

Health Restrictions: No

Suitable for Children: Yes. 10 years riding solo, 7 years as a passenger with adult. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults to sign waiver form on children's behalf  

Inclusions: Overalls, Gumboots and Helmets

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