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Alpine Jet Thrills

1 Otarama Road | Launching Ramp under Highway No 1 Bridge, Waimakariri Regional Park, Springfield 7580, New Zealand
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Incredible Experience!! It is well worth it!!

This was on my bucket list and I finally had this wonderful opportunity to fulfill my dream. I had... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
blandinc2016
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Dallas, Texas
Well worth it

This is a must do if you are in the area! Our pilot Greg was great! He was very friendly and... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2018
The_GR_Blade
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Grandville, Michigan
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Welcome to Alpine Jet Thrills. We are the premier Canterbury and Christchurch jet boat operator. The Waimakariri River runs from the mountains to the sea and we have a departure point at either end of this diverse river. Choose from the Canyon Discovery or the Braided Shallows.
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Otarama Road | Launching Ramp under Highway No 1 Bridge, Waimakariri Regional Park, Springfield 7580, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was on my bucket list and I finally had this wonderful opportunity to fulfill my dream. I had the most fun on this beautiful river with the most amazing staff. They were really nice and helpful. The water was so blue for a river...More

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Paul V, Owner at Alpine Jet Thrills, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so pleased you enjoyed our special part of New Zealand, come again soon!

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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

This is a must do if you are in the area! Our pilot Greg was great! He was very friendly and awesome at explaining some of the history of jet boats, how they worked, he pointed out the highlights of the river and some of...More

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Paul V, Owner at Alpine Jet Thrills, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2018

Thank you for your review. Glad to hear you enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

We took a one-hour tour on the Waimak river and we had the most amazing time. We had the river to ourselves, and it was a fabulous way to see the foothills and the Waimakeriri River. Paul was a super captain, and we felt very...More

Thank G C
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Paul V, Owner at Alpine Jet Thrills, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2018

Thanks for jet boating with us it was great to have you along!

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Another fun jetboat ride up the waimak river skimming through inches of water for about 30 minutes this bad boy does about 90 kph skillfully driven inches from riverbanks and overhanging trees a whole lot of fun for all the family

Thank Darryl J
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Paul V, Owner at Alpine Jet Thrills, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Hi thanks for your review. Pleased to take out returning visitors!

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

One of the best jetboat rides in N.Z.Greg our driver good knowledge and skills. Scenery unbelievably beautiful highly recommend.

Thank Phil L
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Paul V, Owner at Alpine Jet Thrills, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Thank you we enjoyed jet boating with you and showing off the stunning surroundings we are privileged to boat through.

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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

We booked this from the UK not quite knowing what to expect and were blown away by the experience, definitely one for the memory box. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Paul, he was not only our driver but also owner of the company. He...More

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Paul V, Owner at Alpine Jet Thrills, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Hi there, Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to meet you both and hear of your travels in New Zealand. We look forward to seeing you both again next time you are over. Paul Vernel Alpine Jet Thrills

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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

This was the best day out!! 9 of us headed up for the day, taking a picnic to have on the way. Not too far to travel with kids and a wonderful, picturesque location. The boat ride was truly awesome with the stunning scenery all...More

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pvjst, Owner at Alpine Jet Thrills, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Thank you for your lovely review it was great to have you along for the ride and to be able to show you the amazing places that a jet boat can go and what a jet boat can do.

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

I managed to head out to this venue on a day they were taking a bunch of mountain bikers way way up the river meaning I go to see a lot - if you have the time do a longer trip would be my advice....More

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pvjst, Owner at Alpine Jet Thrills, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Thanks Sandy it was great to have you along for the trip and a pleasure to be able to share with you the beautiful canyon that we are privileged to work in everyday.

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

We were fortunate to have the boat to ourselves, allowing us to sit and chat with our very knowledgeable driver for extended periods. Perhaps he performed so many spins to keep me from asking more questions lol. You are very fortunate to have such a...More

Thank John G
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pvjst, Owner at Alpine Jet Thrills, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Thank you for your kind comments. The Waimakariri Canyon is such an interesting and beautiful place. We think we are privileged to be able to share it with you.

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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Guide and driver was great!! He gave us a wonderful ride and was very knowledgeable about the area. His spins were a lot of fun and the scenery is beautiful!! Have only positive things to say about it.

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pvjst, Owner at Alpine Jet Thrills, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Thank you Georgie it was a pleasure to take you guys!

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