Dart River Wilderness Jet Boat Adventure

Get ready for a thrilling Wilderness Jet Boat into the World Heritage area of Mt Aspiring National Park!

map Queenstown, New Zealand
3 to 6 hours
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
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Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
All ages
Translation devices available
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Family: NZD $809
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What's Included

  • 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 at Station Building opp: 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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  • Warm clothing
  • Windproof jacket
  • Warm gloves
  • Warm hat
  • Scarf or buff
  • Sunglasses
  • Insect repellent
  • Supportive footwear
  • Small bag, carried at own risk
  • Camera, carried at own risk
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  • 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.
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Terms & Conditions:

  • Participation in all adventure activities carries a degree of inherent risk and by participating in the activity provided by the Operator you are expressly assuming those risks personally and are, to the maximum extent permitted by law, waiving and releasing the Operator and it’s officers and employees and any subsidiary or related company from any liability, claims, losses, damages or expenses caused by any event including, but not limited to: a. Personal injury or death; b. Property loss of damage; c. Acts which may be construed as negligent or accidental; d. Any other loss, damage, suffering, emotional or nervous disorder. 

  • You agree that your successors, executors, administrators and next of kin are bound by these terms and conditions

Please note that the bookings are processed manually and please chat to us before making the booking or you can book with us and your booking is confirmed only once confirmed by the tour operator.

Cancellation Policy:

In the event that a booking is cancelled, the following fees will apply:

  • Cancellations more than 24 hours before departure: no fee
  • Cancellations within 24 hours of departure: 100% of the cost



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Child: NZD $219
Family: NZD $809
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