Dart River Wilderness Jet

Starts in : Ends inDurationPrice ($NZD)
Queenstown  : QueenstownAbout 5 hours259  


Dart River Wilderness Jet is an exhilarating and spectacular journey from Glenorchy deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mt Aspiring National Park with the only jet boat operator allowed on the Dart River.

The sheer diversity of what’s on offer means you experience a unique combination of breathtaking scenery matched with exciting jet boating on braided, glacier-fed rivers. Highly informative guides add the personal touch, talking about the area’s history, the Greenstone trail and Māori legends. Walk amongst ancient beech forest unchanged for 80 million years and view the scenic backgrounds for many Middle Earth movie scenes. An authentic New Zealand experience in an untouched world.



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Tour Details


 Group Size : 1-15 people

 Duration  : Full Day.

 Departure Location : Queenstown Information Centre/ Pick-up & drop-off at various hotels

 Departure Time : 7.45am.

 Departure dates : Daily. 

 Transportation : Minibus.

 Category : Adventure.



Note: If self-driving by car, allow 1 hour for driving from Queenstown to Glenorchy.


Sit back, relax and enjoy the fantastic lakeside scenery on our complimentary courtesy bus to Glenorchy with an entertaining narrative from your local driver describing Lake Wakatipu and its legends. The spectacular 46km drive from Queenstown to Glenorchy is one of the world’s Top 10 scenic drives.

Enjoy an hour of highspeed wilderness jet boating through the waters of the Dart River into the Te Wāhipounamu World Heritage Area and your Funyak launch site.

Hear about flora, fauna and history on a 30 minute rolling forest walk with your friendly guide.

On a backroad tour of Paradise immerse yourself in scenes and backdrops from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies.

Learn about the Pounamu (Greenstone) that made the Dart River a key trading route for early Māori.

Tales of early settlers who carved rich farms from the rugged landscape.



Summer : Sunglasses, sun hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, camera and warm outer layer clothing recommended.

Winter :  Wear thermals including woollen socks,  warm clothing, hat, gloves, windproof jacket, sunglasses, insect repellent & camera.

Bring swim gear and towel year round.




Pick-up and drop-off ex Queenstown

Shuttle transfer between Queenstown and Glenorchy

Wilderness Jetboat Adventure

Inflatable Funyak canoes

Buffet Lunch

Wetsuits & wetsuit booties, life jackets, fleece tops



All prices in $NZD1 Oct 18- 31 Dec 2018 & 1 April 2019- 30 Sep 20191 Jan 19- 31 March 2019
Child  159169
Family   677 707 

Family: 2 Adults and 2 Children. 2nd child free. Minimum age = 5 years.

Minimum child height of 1 metre applies which may be increased to 1.2m in some conditions.  

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