Your Dart River Wilderness Jet is an exhilarating and spectacular journey deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mt Aspiring National Park with the only jet boat operator allowed on the Dart River. Experience a unique combination of breath taking scenery and exciting jet boating on braided, glacier fed rivers. Learn from your guide about the areas history, walk amongst the ancient beech forest, unchanged for 80 million years, and pass by scenes used in the Lord of the Rings movies to illustrate Middle Earth. An authentic New Zealand experience to an untouched world. This is one of the very best Jet Boats Trips in the World, a genuine foray into the heart and soul of New Zealand
Taking one of the worlds’ Top 10 scenic drives your journey begins from downtown Queenstown and ventures along the edge of Lake Wakatipu to Glenorchy, the gateway to Mt Aspiring National Park – a spectacular World Heritage area of unsurpassed nature and wilderness and an area shrouded in ancient Maori legend.
From Glenorchy you travel deep into the Dart River Valley on an exhilarating jet boat ride, complete with speeding turns and thrilling jet boat spins. Stopping along the way up the river your guide points out important landmarks and discusses the unique features that make this area so naturally and culturally significant.
Next your wilderness journey takes you exploring ancient beach forest by foot. Your expert guide will share with you an intimate knowledge of the areas unique vegetation and wildlife largely preserved as it was 80 million years ago on the ancient super continent Gondwanaland.
Traveling backcountry routes by 4WD you will encounter some of New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery including many backdrops and scenes used in famous movies such as Lord of the Rings. Enjoy photo stops and more history and tales of this truly special corner of the world.
Price: Adult $209 pp (age 16 to 99)
Child: $138 pp (aged 5 to 15)|
Family: $557 (2adults + 2 children)
Departs: 9:30 am & 1:30 pm
Tour Duration: Allow 7 hours Queenstown return or 5 hours Glenorchy return
7:40am and 12:00 pm from the Queenstown Information Centre, corner Camp and Shotover Streets, Queenstown
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9 am and 1:30 pm from the Dart Visitor Centre, Mull Street, Glenorchy