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Jet Boating

At Dart River Adventures we pride ourselves on being more than a jet boat ride – we are a journey of discovery.

Glenorchy boasts some of the Queenstown area’s most spectacular scenery, showing off dramatic mountain terrain, glaciers, alpine lakes and ancient beech forests.

Jet boats were originally designed to allow access into remote farming areas and can operate in very shallow (as little as 10 cm) water. Compared to a thrill ride, like Shotover Jet, Dart River Adventures uses this jet boat technology to take you into beauty of the UNESCO world heritage site of Te Wāhipounamu World Heritage Area with exhilarating 360-degree spins along the way.

The Dart River is a dynamic and technically challenging river as it is a braided system, which changes day to day. The skill of our drivers in navigating this river – and being the only jet boat operator licensed to operate on the river – ensures that you reach hidden treasures along the way.

 

Jet boating experiences

Wilderness Jet

3 hours

Adult from $259

Have you ever explored Te Waipounamu World Heritage Area by jet boat? Glenorchy’s most successful operator is here to bring that dream to life with Dart River Wilderness Jet.

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4WD coach drive

Funyaks

Full Day

Adult from $379

Jet boat up the Dart River then float downstream on a Funyak inflatable kayak. Get up-close with nature with a gentle paddle on crystal clear waters. Includes buffet style lunch and return transport to Glenorchy.

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Picnic Lunch

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4WD Coach Drive

Glenorchy Discovery

2.5 hours

Adult from $259

We've combined three outdoor activities to explore and discover Glenorchy in just half a day. You will have the opportunity to ride a jetboat, bush walk and explore Middle Earth filming locations.

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Bus Valley Tour