Green & Gold

Unearth the unique heritage of this land by combining Dart River Wilderness Jet and Nomad Safaris for a full day scenic adventure.

If there is one tour that captures the diversity and richness of the mountains and valleys surrounding Queenstown it is undoubtedly Green & Gold.

Your scenic journey starts by travelling past Glenorchy and far up the Dart River into the lush green forests and snow-capped mountains of Te Wāhipounamu World Heritage area, where the early Māori found and traded the highly valued Pounamu (Greenstone).

Then follow in the footsteps of the European pioneers on their quest for gold in locations around the Queenstown Basin. Explore the Golden Hills of the high country and marvel at scenery used to illustrate Middle-earth in the Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit movies.

Prices (seasonal)

Adult

$429

Age 16+

Child

$229

Age 5–15

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Itinerary

Jet Boat

Wilderness Jet

Let our guides take you on an invigorating hour long jet boating journey into Te Wāhipounamu World Heritage Area.

Bus

4WD Nomad Safari

Cross rushing rivers in Arrowtown, scale the Remarkables mountains and travel in to dramatic Skippers Canyon in a true off-road vehicle.

Explore

Gold panning

Experience your own moment of gold fever as the glistening flakes of precious metal reveal themselves as you pan for gold.

Walk

Explore

Hear about flora, fauna and history. Learn about the Pounamu (Greenstone) and visit movie locations used in the filming of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

4WD at Skippers Canyon Lighthouse Rock
Dart River Adventures Wilderness Jet
Dart River Adventures, Forest and Greenstone trail

Trip Information

When will you be visiting us?

Green & Gold

Departs Queenstown Information Centre

8:00am

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:

Kruse GPS triggered audio commentary is available in Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish FREE to enhance your experience.

Restrictions:

  • Minimum age is 5 years old.
  • Minimum child height is 1 metre but may be increased to 1.2m in some conditions.
  • Not suitable if you are pregnant.

Transport Options

Shuttle

Your trip includes a complimentary return shuttle from Queenstown Information Centre. Pick-ups and drop-offs are provided on a scheduled transport circuit and we pick up from most accommodation. You can select this when you book-in.

Queenstown Information Centre, Shotover Street

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Glenorchy

Departs

8:00am

Self-drive

If you have your own transport then you can drive yourself to the Queenstown Information Centre (corner of Camp & Shotover Streets) and check-in at the Dart River counter. Please check-in 10 minutes prior to departure.

Green & Gold

Departs Queenstown Information Centre

8:00am

What we provide:

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

What to bring:

  • Warm clothing
  • Windproof jacket
  • Warm gloves
  • Warm hat
  • Scarf or buff
  • Sunglasses
  • Insect repellent
  • Supportive footwear
  • Small bag, carried at own risk
  • Camera, carried at own risk

Language options:

Kruse GPS triggered audio commentary is available in Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish FREE to enhance your experience.

Restrictions:

  • Minimum age is 5 years old.
  • Minimum child height is 1 metre but may be increased to 1.2m in some conditions.
  • Not suitable if you are pregnant.

Transport Options

Shuttle

Your trip includes a complimentary return shuttle from Queenstown Information Centre. Pick-ups and drop-offs are provided on a scheduled transport circuit and we pick up from most accommodation. You can select this when you book-in.

Queenstown Information Centre, Shotover Street

arrow

Glenorchy

Departs

8:00am

Self-drive

If you have your own transport then you can drive yourself to the Queenstown Information Centre (corner of Camp & Shotover Streets) and check-in at the Dart River counter. Please check-in 10 minutes prior to departure.

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