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Dart River Wilderness Jet Boat
Product Code: 3912-114934


  • • Over an hour of high-speed thrills on Dart River Wilderness Jet
  • • Power into the Te Waipounamu World Heritage Area
  • • Learn about flora, fauna and rich histroy of the area
  • • Discover parts of Middle Earth, Narnia and many other treasured movie locations
  • • Hear tales of early settlers
Tour Code
1 day
Departure City
End City
Tour Type:
English, Chinese

Experience: Nature, Adventure

Get in touch with Mother Earth; Explore the world with an active and adrenaline pumping tour

Style: Escorted

Tour director/guided escort is available from the beginning to the end of the vacation

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Moderate

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking

Quality: Standard

Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations

Day 01
Mount Aspiring National Park

Queenstown - Aspiring National Park - 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.

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.

Then get ready to enjoy more than 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. Along the way 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 and hear tales of early settlers who carved rich farms from the rugged landscape.

- Hotel pick-up is available in this tour. Please indicate the name and address of your hotel in the check-out page.

- Tour departs from Queenstown Information Centre (74 Shotover Street Queenstown 9300) at 8:00am, 12:00pm (May 1 to Sept 30), and 12:30pm (Oct 1 to Apr 30), and from Dart River Wilderness Jet & Funyaks (45 Mull St, Glenorchy 9372) at 9:00am, 1:00pm (May 1 to Sept 30), and 1:30pm (Oct 1 to Apr 30).

- In summer (Oct 1 to Apr 30), tour returns approximately at 12:30pm/5:00pm at Glenorchy and 1:30pm/6:00pm at Queenstown. In winter (May 1 to Sept 30), tour returns approximately at 12:30pm/4:30pm at Glenorchy and 1:30pm/5:30pm at Queenstown.

- If choosing self drive we suggest you allow at least an hour from Queenstown to Glenorchy to include photo stops.

Visiting Attractions


Package Includes

  • Over an hour of high-speed thrills on Dart River Wilderness Jet
  • Professional and friendly guide
  • Kruse GPS triggered audio commentary in Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, German, French
  • Hotel pick-up, drop-off

Package Excludes

  • All personal expenses
  • Tips for tour guide
  • Lunch and refreshment
Special Notes
  • Life jackets are supplied and mandatory on the jet boat. Optional spray jackets are also available.
  • In summer, we recommend you bring your own sunglasses, sun hat, camera, sunscreen, insect repellent and warm outer layer recommended. In winter, we recommend you 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.
  • Kruse GPS triggered audio commentary available in Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish FREE to enhance your journey of discovery.
  • Tour guides and drivers rely upon the service fees charged on the tour to supplement their income. The wages of tour guides and drivers are determined factoring in that they will receive service fees to augment their earnings. Please pay at least the recommended service fee because the tour guides and drivers work hard to accommodate many people on the tour.
  • Language: This tour is escorted by a professional bilingual tour guide and/or driver guide (English/Chinese). Tours and/or languages may be combined to operate this tour depending on the number of passengers who have booked a particular departure.
  • Bus Arrangement: Passengers on the same reservation will be arranged on the same bus unless stated otherwise. If you wish to be on the same bus as another party /an existing reservation, please note your request with the reservation number in the comment section on the checkout page or notify us at least 24 hours prior to tour departure.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Adult: 16 years of age and older
* Child: 5-15 years of age
* Children aged 3 or 4 are free of charge if with a paying adult.
* Children under the age of 3 are not permitted.
* Minimum child height of 1 meter applies which may be increased to 1.2m in some conditions.
* Tour prices are based on New Zealand Dollar (NZD) and converted into US dollars (USD). Constant fluctuations in the exchange rate cause prices to change on a regular basis. You will be charged the price based on the applicable exchange rate at the time of payment. All transactions are final. We do not offer discounts or compensation to those citing lower prices at a later date. Bookings will be subject to penalties when modified or cancelled.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.

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