Highcountry Explorer 4WD & Jetboat

7.5 hours | Christchurch (Lyttelton) | C H C - 4 6 0
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$ 359.95
Min. age: 2 years (See special notes)
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Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:

Rugged 4X4 Touring Adventure
An exhilarating off-road adventure through the high country of the Southern Alps travels scenic back-road terrain over Rubicon and Mt. Torlesse Stations. Experience the thrill and excitement of off-roading, and at Mt. Torlesse Station, view a 10,000-acre working sheep and cattle farm. While on tour, there will be numerous stops for photos and a chance to appreciate the spectacular views of river gorges, rugged high country and the jagged peaks of the Southern Alps as well as views across the Canterbury Plains.

Hamilton Jet Boat
Launching from the Waimakariri Regional Park, this thrilling jet boat cruise takes you deep into the heart of the Waimakariri River Gorge. The Hamilton jet boat spins and speeds through this amazing river. The purpose-built Hamilton jets make navigating the shallow waters, sometimes only centimeters deep, a breeze while you sit back and enjoy Canterbury's spectacular scenery and stop to photograph the gorge. Hold on tight as your captain adds extra excitement when he sends the vessel spinning!

What you will see along the way:

After your exciting jet boat experience, you will board your motorcoach for a relaxing return journey along the Great Alpine Highway and back across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch, where you will get to enjoy a short city tour. Situated around the River Avon, Christchurch's beautiful gothic architecture and blooming gardens were hit hard by the devastating 2011 earthquake, which leveled much of the city's infrastructure. But rising like a phoenix, Christchurch today is revitalized and growing and has turned much of the damaged areas into modern and beautiful outdoor public art galleries.

At Rubicon Station, enjoy a delicious buffet lunch.

Special Notes:

Wear sturdy walking shoes and clothing suited to the day's conditions. Bring a windbreaker or light jacket.
Min age 2yrs.
We do not recommend this tour for people with back issues or who are pregnant.

Medical Restriction:

Not recommend for guests with back problems or pregnant


Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Transfer to Rubicon for 4WD Experience

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4WD Experience and Lunch

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Jetboat Experience - Brief, gear and Ride

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Depart Rubicon for Christchurch City Sights before returning to the wharf

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