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Dart River Wilderness Jet Boat Ride

The only operator on the Queenstown's Dart River, this jet boating wilderness experience will take you right into the heart Mt Aspiring National Park.
Dart River Wilderness Jet Boat Ride


  • Complimentary return shuttle from Queenstown

  • Learn about the Greenstone trail and renowned Māori legends

  • Exhilarating wilderness jet boating along the glacier-fed Dart River

  • Enjoy air conditioned vehicles

This jet boating on the waters and banks of the Dart River in the spectacular Queenstown region of New Zealand will take you on a thrilling and scenic adventure through the alpine peaks and pristine waters of Mount Aspiring National Park. The ultimate, original half day Wilderness Jet boat adventure takes you on an unforgettable journey along the braided, glacier-fed Dart River.

Perform spins and various other high-speed manoeuvres amongst the shallow and winding channels of the Dart River aboard a powerful jet boat, then join your experienced, friendly and professional wilderness guide to explore the World Heritage-protected Mt Aspiring National Park with its great mix of inspiring scenery and native wildlife.

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  • Complimentary return shuttle from Queenstown on selected departures
  • Air conditioned vehicles
  • Exhilarating wilderness jet boating along the Dart River (approx 70 minutes)
  • Life jackets are mandatory and supplied along with spray jackets


  • On the area’s longest exhilarating wilderness jet boat journey, complete with thrilling jet spins, you'll navigate the ever changing shallow channels of the glacier fed Dart River’s braided river system, with your expert jet boat driver stopping along the way to highlight and discuss points of interest that make this unique area of natural and cultural importance.
  • This relaxed pace tour is ideal for those looking to take their time and make the most of being in this phenomenal place. With plenty of time to connect with the area and take in the scenery, your guides give you their authentic touch, sharing stories of the area’s rich history, the Greenstone trail and renowned Māori legends.


  • Self-drive will meet at Dart River Glenorchy base. Please arrive 15 mins prior to booked times. for check-in. We recommend allowing a minimum of 1 hour for the journey each way.
  • Complimentary shuttle services depart from the Station Building Queenstown. Please arrive 15 mins prior to your booked time slot to allow time for check-in.
  • Summer Season September - April
  • Winter Season May - August


  • Allow 4 hours from Queenstown return.

What To Bring

  • Summer - Sunglasses, sun hat, sunscreen and warm outer layer recommended
  • Winter - Wear warm clothing plus hat, gloves, windproof outer jacket and sunglasses

Additional Information

  • Minimum age 3 years. Infants 3 and 4 years old free with fare paying adults.

  • Minimum child height of 1 metre applies.

  • Please ensure you wear suitable supportive footwear

  • IMPORTANT NOTES ON TRANSPORT OPTIONS Transport Options from Queenstown: Transport available: SUMMER 1st Sep - 30 April, 8.15am check in for a 9.30am departure,

  • Transport available: WINTER 1st May – 31st Aug, 11.45am check in for a 1pm departure,

  • Transport available: SUMMER 1st Sep - 30 April, 12.45pm check in for a 2pm departure

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience.
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction.
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Prices are seasonal and are constantly changing. The from price displayed may not always be the price you are going to pay, as once you click on your specified date, the price will change to reflect the price for that date/season. Please note that in some cases where you cannot click on a date to obtain the price, please call us so we can assist you
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control. We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

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