Dart River Jet

Ex. Queenstown

from $245 pp*

Dart River Jet offers 2 amazing trips that go deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mt Aspiring National Park.

Dart River Wilderness: Take a 90 min jetboat ride on the Dart River deep into the World Heritage area, followed by a 30min easy walk finishing with a 40min back road valley drive. Duration 6 hours including transfers from Queenstown.

Dart River Funyaks: Funyak inflatable kayaks offer a fun and unique way to explore the Dart River as well as its hidden side streams, rock pools and dramatic chasms. Take it slow as you drift and paddle your way along the Dart River into the serene surroundings that provided the backdrop to Peter Jackson’s Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies. Then travel a back-country route passing by locations used in the movies to illustrate Middle Earth. Duration 9 hours including transfers from Queenstown.

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Dart River Wilderness - Ex. Queenstown
Adult $245 pp*
Child (aged 5-15) $147 pp*
Dart River Funyaks - Ex. Queenstown
Adult $362 pp*
Child (aged 5-15) $264 pp*
Dart River Wilderness

It’s more than a jetboat ride each safari is a total wilderness experience into the Mt Aspiring National Park World Heritage Area. This journey into Middle Earth combines 1.5 hours jetboating amidst the spectacular scenery of the Southern Alps; a gentle walk in ancient forests amidst birdsong and cultural heritage, and a backroad journey through the high country farmland and forests around Paradise – film location for “Lord of the Rings”.

We provide Lifejackets and spray jackets and return transfers from Queenstown hotels. Please dress warmly and wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring sunglasses or prescription glasses. Money for optional purchases, such as snacks, photographs or drinks.

Trip Notes – Dart River Wilderness
  • Door to door pick ups from all major Queenstown hotels.
  • 90 minute jet boat ride on the Dart River.
  • Wetsuits, booties, lifejackets (plus a fleece jacket in cold weather) are provided.
  • Children Discounts available for children aged 5 to 15 years.
  • Departure Times: 8:00am – 1:30pm / 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Dart River Funyaks

Jet boat an exciting 75 minutes up-river through the shallow braided river channels of the Dart River and deep into the World Heritage Area of Mt Aspiring National Park, then paddle/drift our unique ‘Funyak’ inflatable canoes two hours down stream before taking a 40 minute back-road glacial valley drive.

Be thrilled and excited by the amazing abilities of our Jet boats. Explore by Funyak the hidden side streams with their deep emerald-green pools, ancient native forest and waterfalls, plus marvel at the sky piercing mountain peaks in the spectacular region of New Zealand. Enjoy a back road glacial valley drive learning about the developments of this area and stopping to see ‘Lord of the Rings’ film locations.

Includes a delicious wilderness buffet lunch. No experience necessary however a degree of mobility is essential. Duration 9 hours from Queenstown.

Trip Notes – Dart River Funyaks
  • Door to door pick ups from all major Queenstown hotels.
  • 75 minute jet boat ride on the Dart River.
  • 2 hour in a Funyak canoe.
  • 40 minute drive along the glacial valley.
  • Buffet lunch
  • Wetsuits, booties, lifejackets (plus a fleece jacket in cold weather) are provided
  • Children Discounts available for children aged 5 to 15 years.
  • Children aged 4 years and under are not permitted to do this activity
  • Departure Time: 7:30am – 5:00pm

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