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Path of Pounamu


Explore two of New Zealand's most untouched environments in one day! 

Combine the best of both worlds on a full-day adventure that will let you explore two of New Zealand's most iconic wilderness areas: Dart River by jet boat and Milford Sound by air.

Your Path of Pounamu Experience

Your journey begins with an exhilarating jet boat ride from Glenorchy up the Dart River deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mount Aspiring National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  

Experience the ever-changing landscape of the Dart Valley, marvel at the braided river structure, water clarity, birds and wildlife. Our team will ensure you always experience the beauty of this untouched paradise!

With unrivalled National Park access, we cover up to 90km of river on a trip making Wilderness Jet Experience the longest jet boat ride in the region. 

Returning to Glenorchy, you will have a 1-hour break to grab a bite at one of the local cafes of your choice* and check out the local shops. A shuttle will be provided shortly after the break to take you to the Glenorchy airstrip, where you will then take flight in a modern, well-maintained fleet of helicopters and enjoy a showcase of scenery between Queenstown and the West Coast. 

Enjoy stunning views flying from Glenorchy over the Southern Alps to your first landing in Milford Sound for a scenic walk and photo opportunity. Then fly the full 16km length of New Zealand’s most famous fiord taking in the sheer cliffs, gushing waterfalls and imposing mountains of Milford Sound all the way to the coastline. Land on an isolated West Coast beach to experience the truly rugged nature of this untamed region before heading back across the mountains for one last alpine landing on the way home to Queenstown.

*Please note lunch is not included in the experience.

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Adult (aged 16 years+)

Child (aged 5-15 years)

Infant (aged 3-4 years)

Pricing $1,130 $803 $645

The Trip Details

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Breath-taking Scenery

Check out our photo gallery to discover the breath-taking landscapes of the Dart River and Mt Aspiring National Park.