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Jet boat travelling up crystal clear blue braided rivers

Wilderness Jet Experience


Journey deep into the heart of world-renowned Mount Aspiring National Park, where myth, heritage and fantasy come to life. 


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 breath-taking scenery and an exhilarating ride as we take you deep into Mount Aspiring National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Area.

With unrivalled National Park access, we cover up to 90km of river on a trip making Dart River Adventures the longest jet boat ride in the region. This relaxed pace tour is ideal for those looking to take their time and make the most of being in this phenomenal place. With plenty of time to connect with the area and take in the scenery, your guides give you their authentic touch, sharing stories of the area’s rich history, the Greenstone trail and renowned Māori legends.

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

Crystal clear waters of Dart River with jet boat powering up

Breath-taking Scenery

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

Woman with woolen hat and lifejacket shown sitting in jet boat

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Jet boat stopped in calm shallow clear water next to native bush

Journey Into an Untouched World.

Venture into the corners of Mount Aspiring National Park accessible by no other means.