Wilderness Jet

Journey deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mt Aspiring National Park, where myth, heritage and fantasy come to life.

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.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. It’s a complete Queenstown to Glenorchy experience in an untouched natural wonderland.

Prices (seasonal)

Adult

$259

Age 16+

Child

$159

Age 5–15

Family

$677

2 Adults
2 Children

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Itinerary

Jet Boat

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

Walk

Learn about the flora, fauna and rich history of the area on a walk through ancient beech forest with your friendly guide.

Explore

Hear tales of the early settlers who carved successful sheep and cattle stations from the harsh and rugged landscape.

4WD coach drive

Discover parts of Middle Earth, Narnia and many other treasured movie locations on a back-road 4WD adventure.

Wilderness Jet, Dart River Adventures
Wilderness Jet, Dart River Adventures
Guests having fun on the Wilderness Jet, Dart River Adventures

Testimonials

Amazing scenery and outdoor experience. A great way to get amongst New Zealand beauty. Finn was a great tour guide and a very competent driver! Thanks for taking us to those special tucked away spots.

Highly recommend this experience to anyone wishing to explore a beautiful part of New Zealand. Thanks team!

Hong Kong

We loved everything about this trip - a thrilling ride with some of the most beautiful scenery you will ever see. Friendly staff, and great service made this a must-do adventure.

Australia

What an amazing experience! Truly something to be experienced first hand and I would highly recommend this trip to everyone. Exceptional experience enhanced with outstanding local hosts. Thanks to Sue, Ian, Daniel and Ethan for making today something truly special and memorable.
Thanks for an amazing opportunity, one I will share with many friends and family.

Hong Kong

Trip Information

When will you be visiting us?

Wilderness Jet

Departs Glenorchy:

9:00am

1:30pm

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:

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

Restrictions:

  • Minimum age is 3 years old.
  • Minimum child height is 1 metre but may be increased to 1.2m in some conditions.
  • 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 provided on a scheduled transport circuit and we pick up from most accommodation. You can select this when you book-in.

Queenstown

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Glenorchy

Departs

8:00am

12:30pm

Glenorchy

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Queenstown

Departs

12:30pm

5:00pm

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 6 hours Queenstown return or 4 hours Glenorchy return.

Wilderness Jet

Departs Glenorchy:

9:00am

1:00pm

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 3 years old.
  • Minimum child height is 1 metre but may be increased to 1.2m in some conditions.
  • 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 provided on a scheduled transport circuit and we pick up from most accommodation. You can select this when you book-in.

Queenstown

arrow

Glenorchy

Departs

8:00am

12:00pm

Glenorchy

arrow

Queenstown

Departs

12:30pm

4:30pm

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 6 hours Queenstown return or 4 hours Glenorchy return.