Dart River Wilderness Jet

A Wilderness Jet journey takes you deep into the World Heritage area of Mt Aspiring National Park on a braided, glacier fed river.

Queenstown, New Zealand
3 hrs to 6 hrs
Start time
Pick up & Drop off
Minimum age
All ages
Translation devices available
Not included
FromNZD $249
Children: NZD $139
Family 2 Adults & 2 Children: NZD $617
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  • An exciting 1.5 hour Jetboat ride through the Dart River Valley
  • Exploration through the Mt Aspiring National Park and Tewahi Pounamu UNESCO area
  • 30-40 minute guided walk through the native forests
  • 4WD Coach Scenic back-road route through many famous filming location
  • Knowledgeable & experienced guides


Explore the world heritage area of Mt Aspiring National Park on our Dart River Jet Boat Ride and Wilderness Safari. We offer a unique combination of breathtaking activities, including an exciting jet boat ride along glacier-fed rivers, an incredible scenic walk through ancient beech forest, and a beautiful drive through the rugged land used in many Middle Earth movie scenes. The diversity of what's on offer means you'll get to encounter a truly authentic New Zealand experience in an untouched world.


Our highly informative guides are what make the trip so unforgettable - they know everything there is to know about the area's history and the Maori heritage and legends.


  • Discover the beauty of Mt Aspiring National Park. 
  • Walk amongst ancient beech forest
  • Jet boat along the Dart River 
  • Explore the ever-changing braided river system
  • Surround yourself with snow-covered peaks, waterfalls and hidden valleys 
  • Learn about Maori Heritage
  • View scenery that formed the backdrop for many films including The Lord of the Rings



Departure Times


Summer - 8am and 12.30pm (see below for seasonal schedule)

Departs from the Dart River Jet Safaris booking office inside  Queenstown's Information Centre, on the corner of Camp and Shotover Streets. 

9am and 1.30 pm
Departs from the Dart Visitor Centre, Mull Street, Glenorchy. 

Pick ups and drop offs are provided on a scheduled transport circuit and pick up from most accommodation.  If you select your accommodation when booking online we will tell you the time and place to meet.  
Allow 6 hours Queenstown return or 3 hours Glenorchy return. 

Summer and Winter Departures
SUMMER departs Queenstown at 8am and 12.30pm from 1 October to 30 April.  Departs Glenorchy at 9am and 1.30pm.
WINTER departs Queenstown at 8am and 12 Noon from 1 May - 30 September.  Departs Glenorchy at 9am and 1pm.
  • Life jackets are mandatory and supplied along with optional spray jackets
  • Summer: Bring sunglasses, sun hat, sunscreen, insect repellant and a warm outer layer is recommended
  • Winter: Wear warm clothing plus hat, gloves, windproof outer jacket, insect repellant and sunglasses
  • Year round: Please ensure you wear suitable supportive footwear.  The guided walk is 30 minutes long on a rolling track through the forest.



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Any cancellations within 24 hours prior to departure will incure a 100% charge.

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Dart River Wilderness Jet & Funyaks
Dart Visitor Centre, 45 Mull Street, Glenorchy, NZ


FromNZD $249
Children: NZD $139
Family 2 Adults & 2 Children: NZD $617
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