As one of Queenstown’s most exhilarating activities, our Wilderness Jet, half day adventure takes you on a spectacular journey deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mount Aspiring National Park.
You’ll experience a unique combination of breath-taking scenery and an exhilarating ride as we follow the braided, glacier-fed rivers by jet boat with exciting 360 degree spins along the way. Your guides give you their authentic touch, talking about the area’s rich history, the Greenstone trail and countless Maori legends. We’ll also take the chance to tie up the boat and let you walk amongst the ancient beech tree forests – an atmosphere you may recognize from The Lord of the Rings films.
Jet boat (1.5 hrs)
Let our guides take you on an invigorating hour long jet boating journey into Te Waipounamu World Heritage Area.
Learn about the flora, fauna and rich history of the area on a quick walk through ancient beech forest.
Hear tales of the early settlers who carved successful sheep and cattle stations from the harsh and rugged landscape.
This trip does not include transport and departs and returns from Glenorchy.
Glenorchy is a 45min/ 48km scenic drive from Queenstown. But we suggest you leave at least an hour to include photo stops.
The Dart River product operates in the summer months of October to the end of April. For the months of May to September we are closed.
After the scintillating jet boat ride on the Dart River, our guide Peter (who should be considered a national treasure in New Zealand) led us on a beautiful hike through an ancient Beech forest that included a picnic lunch and a visit to a cave once used by the Maori. Peter enjoys sharing his impressive knowledge of the area, tossing in bits of survival advice with a number of amusing anecdotes about his past experiences. What a great day!