Dart River Jet Boat Ride and Wilderness Tour from Queenstown

Highlights

  • Multiple activities in one trip: jet-boat ride, forest hike, and off-road tour 

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off for the utmost convenience

  • Air-conditioned vehicle ensures passengers' comfort

Summary

Begin your day in the wilderness with pickup at your hotel; bring only your necessities for the day and a water bottle. As you venture deep into Mt. Aspiring National Park, listen to engaging commentary from your naturalist guide as you travel. Enjoy the scenery (which has been featured in the Chronicles of Narnia and Lord of the Rings films) while your guide takes care of driving and directions. Next, transfer to a jet-boat for a thrilling, high-speed ride on the Dart River. Then hike through an ancient forest, listening to your naturalist guide talk about the native animals and plants and its the area’s longtime native Maori inhabitants. Finally, take an off-road ride through the South Island's off-the-beaten-path scenery, during which you'll have plenty of time to snap photos.

Tour info

Duration
4 hours
Group Size
Pricing (From)
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Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

Go deep into the Dart River wilderness without worrying about lugging all your own gear or the safety precautions involved when exploring unfamiliar territory. With a naturalist guide by your side and all equipment included, you’ll take a jet-boat ride, trek through the forest, and embark worry-free on an off-road backcountry tour through Mt. Aspiring National Park. Hotel pickup and drop-off adds extra convenience.

What’s included?

  • Air-conditioned vehicle

  • Use of Life-Jackets (Mandatory) and optional spray jackets

  • Round trip transport from Queenstown

  • Jet boat ride

  • Professional Guide

  • Food and drinks

  • Gratuities

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 4h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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About operator:

Jet boating and Funyaking. Join us - the only operator on the Dart River - for a diverse adventure from Queenstown to the frontier township of Glenorchy at the head of mighty Lake Wakatipu. Into the pristine Dart River Valley and the spectacular Mt Aspiring National Park. Here you’ll explore little known areas inaccessible by other means and discover a unique and dramatic environment rich in both natural and cultural heritage and legend. If there is one Queenstown experience that delivers the diversity and essence of what is 'New Zealand' - it is without doubt a trip with Dart River Adventures. Explore this awe-inspiring 'UNESCO World Heritage' area with the full or half day option that suits you best and experience 'New Zealand's Most Sensational Journey.'

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