Hear it ALL in Chinese, German, French, Spanish or Japanese.



Queenstown’s Dart River Jet is in ‘Kruse’-mode thanks to the addition of personal audio translators to its Wilderness Jet trips deep into the heart of world-renowned Mt Aspiring National Park.  

Known for delivering a quarter of a century of pioneering wilderness adventure on one of New Zealand’s most distinctive waterways, Dart River Jet has introduced the Kruse translation units to help those for whom English is not a strong first language. These are supplied FREE when you book online and add them to your order.

The units installed for Wilderness Jet trips offer information in Mandarin, Japanese, German, French and Spanish. 

A small lanyard worn around the neck carries the audio unit which is triggered at key points throughout the trip and delivers essential background information via small, comfortable headphones. 

Travelling up the Dart River and walking among ancient beech forest is a journey with a large element of discovery covering flora, geology, history, contemporary stories and movie sites. For someone whose first language isn’t English, understanding the commentary can be challenging if not impossible.  When people really understand the significance of what they’re looking at or what they’re being told, obviously that makes a huge difference to their enjoyment of the trip and that’s what we aim to achieve.

The Kruse translation units carry over 30 pieces of interpretation on the Backroad and Forest tours alone, a key area the commentary is delivering on. 

Japanese passenger Nina Doko recently did the Dart Wilderness Jet Tour with her partner Takehisa Ueda.  “The Kruse system was really impressive, giving us a lot of information with perfect timing and without any noise,” she said.  “We’ve never experienced such a clear, high-quality and comprehensive audio guiding system; it was perfect. I would highly recommend it for anyone from Japan or any of the other countries with commentary in their own language.”

When booking online with us be sure to request a FREE personal GPS audio device in one of our five languages.