Dart River Wilderness Jet (return ex Queenstown)
Dart River Wilderness Jet is an exhilarating and spectacular journey 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 Maori 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.
Dart River Wilderness Jet includes:
› 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
› An hour and a half of thrilling high-speed wilderness jet boating skimming across the clear waters of the Dart River into the Te Waipounamu World Heritage Area
› Hear about flora, fauna and history on a 30 minute 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 Maori
› Tales of early settlers who carved rich farms from the rugged landscape.
Prices are in New Zeaand Dollars. The tour is available each day except Christmas day.
Summer Schedule: (1 October – 30 April) We depart the The Station at 13.45. Return to Queenstown approx. 18.00.
Winter Schedule: (1 May – 30 September) We depart the The Station at 12.00. Return to Queenstown approx. 17.30.
Cruse GPS triggered audio commentary available in Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish FREE to enhance your journey of discovery.
Infants 3 and 4 years old free with fare paying adults. Minimum child height of 1 metre applies which may be increased to 1.2m in some conditions.
Life jackets are supplied and mandatory on the jet boat. Optional spray jackets are also available.
What to bring:
Summer – Sunglasses, sun hat, camera, sunscreen, insect repellent and warm outer layer recommended.
Winter – Wear warm clothing plus hat, gloves, windproof outer jacket, sunglasses & camera.
Please ensure you wear suitable supportive footwear. The guided walk is 30 minutes long on a rolling track through the forest.
5 hours 30 minutes
100% cancellation fee apply if you cancel the tour within 48 hours before the tour
Departure from The Station building, Queenstown