We recommend that all year round customer be prepared with a warm layer of clothing, comfortable footwear for walking and sunglasses/eyewear. During the summer months sunscreen, insect repellent are a must; while in the winter warm hats and gloves and an extra layer of clothing are strongly advised. A small bag is allowed to be carried with you for the entire duration of the tour, should you require any extra items.
We provide all customers with a wetsuit, wetsuit booties, fleeces, spray jackets and dry bags. Sunglasses/eyewear are recommended all year round and during the summer months you should come prepared with your swimwear, sunscreen, insect repellent, sun hat and water. During winter we advise that all customers come with warm hats and gloves, woollen socks, and thermal layers.
For both tours cameras are recommended, however are carried at your own risk.
Lunch is not provided on this tour. The tour duration is 3 hours and all customers are allowed to bring with them a small bag, should they need to take any refreshments with them.
For this full day tour you will stop along the way and enjoy a wilderness picnic lunch. A dry bag is also provided for each customer, should you need to take any extra snacks with you.
The stunning scenery of the Dart River and Mt Aspiring National Park certainly invites you to take photographs, and our guides will regularly stop for excellent photo opportunities. Of course, as we do operate in a wilderness area, you do carry your camera at your own risk, and we do not recommend using your camera during the 360 spins on jet boats. However, our drivers will always warn you before a spin, so you’ll have time to tuck your camera away safely!
The guided nature walk through the Paradise Beech forest is very gentle, just a 30 minute meander through the native New Zealand Bush filled with lots of informative photo stops. If you have any queries about a particular injury or health concern please contact our reservation team.
Unfortunately we are unable to guide pregnant women on our Jet Boats.
We do have staff at base that speak English, Chinese and some French.
We do not have translators on the trips HOWEVER the Dart River Wilderness Jet has GPS triggered commentary in Chinese, Japanese, German, Spanish and French.
This is a substantial commentary covering the backroad route, landscapes, glaciers, movies, history and the forest walk. Please request it in your booking by asking for the KRUSE system.