Our Members

Our Membership comes from Business Operators, Residents, and Community Groups within the Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi, The Pines and Kairaki Beach, Woodend, Pegasus, Ohoka, and Ravenswood areas.

The KPA sees its role as promoting Kaiapoi as a township that is a vibrant and prosperous place, which attracts people to visit, engage with the community and enjoy the many amazing attributes and attractions that are unique to a river town.


Paul Vernel

5 Main North Road

| Alpine Jet Thrills

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 both ends of this diverse river. Our Braided Shallows jet boat rides depart from, the end nearer the sea, Hamilton Quay, Kaiapoi, in the Waimakariri Regional Park, just 20 minutes north of Christchurch.

Enjoy Hamilton Jet spins and speed in the shallow braided section of this amazing river. Four tours are available, from the exciting 30 minute 'Braided Blast' and the 60 minute 'Blast Plus' to the 90 minute Jet Trek, an amazing combination of Horse Trek and 'Braided Blast' with Waimak River Riding Centre. 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. Our skilled drivers are highly experienced and our purpose built boats are carefully maintained. No-one knows the Waimakariri like 'Alpine Jet Thrills'!