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The Dart


Immerse yourself in an authentic New Zealand experience

The Dart Experience

Unique Exciting Experiences

DART Mt Earnslaw and Dart River valleyDaily Queenstown eco tours to Glenorchy and beyond.  Immerse yourself in an authentic New Zealand experience. Choose between the exploration of rivers and forests with our half day Wilderness Jet trip or get truly involved with nature with a Funyak drift trip down the river and into marvellous side streams.  

Queenstown’s Dart River Jet experiences are combinations of: 

• Breathtaking ‘World Heritage’ Scenery in the Te Wai Pounamu World Heritage area
• Exhilarating Wilderness Jet Boating
• Captivating Maori history
• A 30 minute Nature walk through mature Red Beech forest
• One of the world’s top ten scenic drives
• A movie fantasy land
• Early pioneering heritage


Wilderness Jet

Dart Wilderness jet boat customer entrancedYour Wilderness Jet trip will journey from Glenorchy at the head of the lake deep into the World Heritage area of Mt Aspiring National Park. Experience a unique combination of breath taking scenery and exciting jet boating on braided, glacier fed rivers. Learn from your guide about the areas history. Walk amongst the ancient beech forest, unchanged for 80 million years. Pass by scenes used in the Lord of the Rings movies to illustrate Middle Earth. An authentic New Zealand experience to an untouched world.

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Dart FY valley driftFunyak drift trip is an amazing journey deep into the Mt Aspiring National Park. Get involved with nature. Combine wilderness jet boating with unique ‘Funyak’ inflatable canoes for a fun way to explore the Dart River as well as hidden side streams, rock pools and dramatic chasms. Stop and enjoy a delicious wilderness picnic lunch before continuing in your ‘Funyak’ downstream to ‘Paradise’. Then travel a back-country route passing by locations used in movies to illustrate Middle Earth. 

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