Dart River Adventures

Dart River Wilderness Jet Experience

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What you need to know

The Dart River Wilderness experience takes you on an unforgettable 2-hour journey along the braided, glacier-fed Dart River, located in the spectacular Queenstown region of New Zealand. The boat will take you on a thrilling and scenic adventure through the alpine peaks and pristine waters of Mount Aspiring National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Area.

With unrivalled National Park access, the Wilderness experience covers up to 90km of river on a trip making Dart River Adventures the longest jet boat ride in the region. 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.

The ever-changing environment makes every trip unique. With daily and seasonal changes to the flora and fauna, colour of the bush, river structure & colour, water clarity, birds, wildlife and snow level, returning for a second adventure can mean you explore a whole new world.


  • Complimentary return shuttle from Queenstown (morning departure only)
  • Air conditioned vehicles
  • Exhilarating 2 hour 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.
  • Travel into a remote untouched world, to places which are inaccessible by any other means


  • This excursion currently departs Thursday to Monday (weather permitting), and 7 days from October 1st, 2022
  • Return transport is included for the morning departure. Check-in is at 8.15am, inside the Station Building, Queenstown
  • Afternoon departure is a self-drive option only, check-in directly at the river base in Glenorchy at 12.45pm
  • Round trip experience with transport is approximately 4 hours


  • Round trip experience with transport from Queenstown is approximately 4 hours

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

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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