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Wilderness Jet Experience


Dart River’s original jet boat experience ventures deep into the awe-inspiring Mount Aspiring National Park.


The ultimate, original half-day Wilderness Jet boat adventure takes you on an unforgettable journey along the braided, glacier-fed Dart River. Experience the unique combination of breathtaking scenery and an exhilarating ride as we take you deep into Mount Aspiring National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Area.

Our exclusive jetboat access to the largest sections of the Dart River means we can cover up to 90km of scenery during a group trip. Our jet boat tour is the longest ride in the region, which is perfect for those looking to take their time to see the sights and truly immerse themselves in the natural beauty. Dart River Adventure’s knowledgeable guides lead our eco tours with passion and authenticity. Their stories bring the scenery to life—from Māori legend to the area’s Greenstone trail—there is something to learn around every corner.

The ever-changing environment makes every trip unique. With daily and seasonal changes to the flora and fauna, colour of the bush, river structure & colour, water clarity, birds, wildlife, and snow level, returning for a second adventure can mean you explore a whole new world.

The Wilderness Jet Experience is a 2-hour trip with morning and afternoon departures. Timings are detailed in the "Trip Details" section below.

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Dart River Wilderness Jet


Valid for bookings from 1st October 2023 to 30th September 2024
Adult (aged 16 years+) $299
Child (aged 5-15 years) $205
Family Pass (2 adults, 2 children) $803
Complimentary bus transfers between Queenstown and Glenorchy are available for the 9.30am and 2pm departures during Summer Season (September - April). During our Winter schedule, (May-August) transport available for 1pm only.

The Trip Details

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Stunning Scenery on the Dart River

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Dart River Adventures: a jet boat journey into an untouched world.

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Area of Mount Aspiring National Park with our exclusive access.