Best Rafting in Hanmer Springs
Local Recommendations from our My Guide Christchurch team
Most people wouldn't think about something as energetic as Rafting in Christchurch when planning a trip here. But the region is packed with fast flowing rivers that are just perfect for some adrenaline-pumping fun.
Christchurch Rafting is a high octane way of exploring the rivers and canyons of the west Canterbury Plains. From Christchurch, you can do an action packed day trip, and hop aboard the TranzAlpine train. Combine rainforest walking with a wet and wonderful adventure around Arthur's Pass, before returning to the city. The Waiau Gorge near Hanmer Springs, is one of Canterbury's most popular, and wildly beautiful, rafting destinations, with many professional operators waiting to indulge you. Peel Forest is another spectacular venue, and is worth staying overnight. The Rangitata Gorge here provides all levels of rapids, and has some breathtaking challenges for the seriously adventurous. Good camping and lodge facilities in the area, too.