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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 and departs twice daily, from Thursday - Monday.  Our morning tour includes bus transport from Queenstown to Glenorchy, while the afternoon tour excludes transport and departs from Glenorchy.

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Seasonal Pricing: Autumn/ Winter 2022


Valid for bookings until 30 September 2022:
Adult (ages 16+) $209
Child (ages 5-15) $138
Family Pass (2 Adults, 2 Children) $557
Available on morning departure only
$20 per person

Seasonal Pricing: Spring/ Summer


Valid for bookings from 1 October 2022:
Adult (ages 16+) $279
Child (ages 5-15) $185
Family Pass (2 Adults, 2 Children) $743
Complimentary bus transport between Central Queenstown and Glenorchy is available for the morning departure if required.

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.