Since 1984 Jet Thrills have been showing thousands of international and local passengers what jet boating is all about! Close to Christchurch you can pop out for a quick thrill and still have time to include other activities in your day. Our skilled drivers are highly experienced and our purpose-built boats are carefully maintained. Join Jet Thrills excited passengers and enjoy the speed and spin in water which is sometimes only centimetres deep.
The translation of Waimakariri is ‘cold water’, it is also very clean, which makes it very popular for salmon and trout fishing. On any of the tours provided by Jet Thrills through the Waimakariri Regional Park, one of New Zealand’s newest parks, it is possible to see the many examples of birdlife that make this area their home – wrybills, spur-winged plover and black shag.
Four tours are available, from the exciting 30 minute ‘Braided Blast’ and the 60 minute ‘Braid Plus’ to the 90 minute Jet Trek an amazing combination of Horse Trek and ‘Braided Blast’ with Waimak River Horse Treks. 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.
No-one knows the Waimakariri River like ‘Jet Thrills’!
DEPARTURE POINT: Launching Ramp under Highway No 1 Bridge, off Hamilton Quay which is in the Waimakariri Regional Park. The entrance to the park is on the Corner of Wrights Road and Main North Road, Clarkville, Christchurch. On GPS 5 Main North Road, Clarkville will take you near to the entrance of the Park.