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Dart River Wilderness Jet Half Day Adventure

Adventure into the upper reaches of the spectacular Dart River, take a guided walk through ancient beach forest and a 4WD exploration of spectacular New Zealand wilderness.

Highlights

  • Thrilling jet boating adventure in the spectacular wilderness of the Dart River
  • Guided walk to explore ancient beech forest
  • 4WD Journey through impressive backcountry scenery
  • The ultimate Jet Boat trip. One of the best in the World!

Taking one of the worlds' Top 10 scenic drives your journey begins from downtown Queenstown and ventures along the edge of Lake Wakatipu to Glenorchy, the gateway to Mt Aspiring National Park - a spectacular World Heritage area of unsurpassed nature and wilderness.

From Glenorchy you travel deep into the Dart River Valley on an exhilarating jet boat ride, complete with speeding turns and thrilling jet boat spins. Stopping along the way up the river your guide points out important landmarks and discusses the unique features that make this area so naturally and culturally significant.

Next your wilderness journey takes you exploring ancient beach forest by foot. Your expert guide will share with you an intimate knowledge of the areas unique vegetation and wildlife largely preserved as it was 80 million years ago on the ancient super continent Gondwanaland.

Traveling backcountry routes by 4WD you will encounter some of New Zealand's most spectacular scenery including many backdrops and scenes used in famous movies such as Lord of the Rings. Enjoy photo stops and more history and tales of this truly special corner of the world.

Don't miss this unique day of exhilaration, adventure and discovery on 'New Zealand's Most Sensational Journey'

Transport information:

Your trip includes a complimentary return shuttle from Queenstown. Pick-ups and drop-offs are provided on a scheduled transport circuit and we pick up from most accommodations. Please provide your pickup details as you proceed to checkout. The exact departure location and time will be reconfirmed at the time of booking.

Alternatively, you can meet us at The Station Building (corner Camp and Shotover Streets, Queenstown) for Queenstown departures OR the Dart Visitor Centre, Mull Street, for Glenorchy departures.

Summer departure times (1st Oct - 30th Apr):

  • 8am and 12:30pm ex Queenstown
  • 12:30pm and 5pm ex Glenorchy

  • Duration: Allow 6 hours Queenstown return or 3 hours Glenorchy return

    Adult $279.00
    Child $185.00 ((5-15yrs))
    Family $743.00 (2 Adults and 2 Children)

    What's included

    • Life jackets are mandatory and supplied along with optional spray jackets
    • Your trip includes a complimentary return shuttle from Queenstown.

    Restrictions

    • Guided walk requires moderate fitness.

      Minimum age is 3 years old.

      Minimum child height is 1 metre but may be increased to 1.2m in some conditions.

      The Wilderness Jet is not suitable if you are pregnant.

    Notes

    • *** PLEASE NOTE*** Bookme tickets cannot be used in conjunction with any other special offers or discounts.
    • Please note: The exact departure location and time will be reconfirmed at the time of booking.

    Available Bookings from February 18 to February 24

    Change Dates

    All prices are shown in NZD ($)

    Tue 18 Feb
    Wed 19 Feb
    Thu 20 Feb
    Fri 21 Feb
    Sat 22 Feb
    Sun 23 Feb
    Mon 24 Feb

    4spaces priced from:

    • Adult$279.00
    • Child$185.00
    • Family$743.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$279.00
    • Child$185.00
    • Family$743.00

    12spaces priced from:

    • Adult$279.00
    • Child$185.00
    • Family$743.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$279.00
    • Child$185.00
    • Family$743.00

    6spaces priced from:

    • Adult$279.00
    • Child$185.00
    • Family$743.00

    12spaces priced from:

    • Adult$279.00
    • Child$185.00
    • Family$743.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$279.00
    • Child$185.00
    • Family$743.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$279.00
    • Child$185.00
    • Family$743.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$279.00
    • Child$185.00
    • Family$743.00

    12spaces priced from:

    • Adult$279.00
    • Child$185.00
    • Family$743.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$279.00
    • Child$185.00
    • Family$743.00

    12spaces priced from:

    • Adult$279.00
    • Child$185.00
    • Family$743.00

    Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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    Mark from New Zealand wrote on 28 April 2018

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    Dart river jet boat

    Awesome trip amazing scenery jet boat trip up dart river waz awesome staff very friendly and informative.

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    Jeffrey from United States wrote on 17 January 2018

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    Jetting the Dart

    Not the sunniest of days, 30 December, but we are about to take an insane/thrilling jet boat ride up the Dart River from Glenorchy. We were picked up in Queenstown by the Dart Bus Charter and arrived in a timely manner to get geared up for this ride. 75kph in less than 10cm of water is my kind of thrill... and the environment...just bury me there when it’s time. The 180’s are pure adrenaline fun. Simply amazing to see how this whole landscape was created by glaciers. The history about Lake Wakatipu is fascinating. Also, the bus ride to some of the LOTR movie shots were fulfilling...Fanghorn Forest, the site of Isengard, the location where Boromir was slain by the Orcs...

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    Natascha Vanegas from New Zealand wrote on 03 January 2020

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    Great time

    Was great

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    From Dart River Wilderness Jet Half Day Adventure

    Kia Ora Natascha, The wilderness trip is awesome, and we are so glad you loved it! Ngā mihi, Jake Cockburn Customer Experience Representative DDI +64 3 442 9992 / 0800 327 853 Email: [email protected] Web: www.dartriver.co.nz

    Sean Rooke from New Zealand wrote on 13 January 2019

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    Awesome!

    Soaked in the scenery from Queenstown to Glenorcy. Then went on the adrenaline pumping jetboat ride up Dart river. Thanks to our driver Jimmy. Throughly enjoyed the spins and learning about the history of the region. Shelley, our guide and bus driver was great too. Awesome memories for our family. Thanks

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    Jakki from Australia wrote on 20 October 2018

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    Thrilling Adventure in the Scenic NZ Wilderness

    Fantastic for the whole family to enjoy an incredible 2 hours jet-boating on the Dart River!

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