Glenorchy Discovery

Explore Glenorchy in half a day on this Chinese language guided tour, taking you through Mt Aspiring National Park on jet boat, foot and bus.

This is your chance to see glaciers and snow-capped mountains on a thrilling jet boat ride through the braided Dart River, followed by a forest walk where you can learn about the New Zealand environment.

Then climb aboard a bus to enjoy a back-road 4 wheel drive adventure through Paradise and past Diamond Lake, stopping to view locations from treasured films such as 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit'. You will also stop to see farm animals such as cows, sheep and even horses!

Prices (seasonal)

Adult

$259

Age 16+

Child

$159

Age 5–15

Itinerary

Jet Boat

Jet Boat

From your jet boat you will see glaciers, snow covered mountains and the beautiful scenery of the Mt Aspiring National Park.

Walk

Guided Walk

Let your Chinese speaking guide take you on a gentle forrest walk, on which you will learn about the native trees and wildlife.

Bus

Bus Valley Tour

Take a back-road 4 wheel drive bus tour viewing New Zealand movie locations & farm animals.

LRG Dart WJ jet boat Asian fun
LRG Dart WJ forest walk tall trees
Dart GYD Horse feeding friends2

Testimonials

The view is really nice. Fantastic drive and awesome Chinese tour guide. I was very impressed with the maintenance of the reserve. I would recommend this to my friends!

Australia

Enjoyable half day excursion with wonderful Chinese speaking guide. DISCOVERING THE WONDER OF New Zealand.

Hong Kong

It's a fantastic trip which met our curiosity. We enjoyed the views and culture. All of the experiences here are amazing.

China

Trip Information

When will you be visiting us?

Glenorchy Discovery

Departs Glenorchy:

2:30pm

What we provide:

  • Life jackets (compulsory)
  • Spray jackets (optional)

What to bring:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Warm outer layer
  • Supportive footwear
  • Small bag, carried at own risk
  • Camera, carried at own risk

Language options:

This experience comes with a Chinese speaking guide to ensure you get the most out of your adventure. 

Restrictions:

  • Minimum age is 3 years old.
  • Minimum child height is 1 metre but may be increased to 1.2m in some conditions.
  • Children under 5 (meeting height conditions) are free with fee paying Adult
  • Glenorchy Discovery tour is not suitable if you are pregnant.

Transport Options

Shuttle

Your trip includes a complimentary return shuttle from Queenstown. Pick-ups and drop-offs are available from the Queenstown Information Centre and Real Journeys bus stop only.

Queenstown

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Glenorchy

Departs

1:45pm

Self-drive

Glenorchy is a 45min/ 48km scenic drive from Queenstown. But we suggest you leave at least an hour to include photo stops.
For the full trip we suggest you allow 5 hours Queenstown return or 3 hours Glenorchy return.

Glenorchy Discovery

Departs Glenorchy:

1:00pm

What we provide:

  • Life jackets (compulsory)
  • Spray jackets (optional)

What to bring:

  • Warm clothing
  • Windproof jacket
  • Warm gloves
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Insect repellent
  • Supportive footwear

Language options:

This experience comes with a Chinese speaking guide to ensure you get the most out of your adventure. 

Restrictions:

  • Minimum age is 3 years old.
  • Minimum child height is 1 metre but may be increased to 1.2m in some conditions.
  • Children under 5 (meeting height conditions) are free with fee paying Adult
  • The Wilderness Jet is not suitable if you are pregnant.

Transport Options

Shuttle

Your trip includes a complimentary return shuttle from Queenstown. Pick-ups and drop-offs are available from the Queenstown Information Centre and Real Journeys bus stop only.

Queenstown

arrow

Glenorchy

Departs

12:00pm

Self-drive

Glenorchy is a 45min/ 48km scenic drive from Queenstown. But we suggest you leave at least an hour to include photo stops.
For the full trip we suggest you allow 5 hours Queenstown return or 3 hours Glenorchy return.

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