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From Queenstown/Glenorchy: Dart River Jet Boat Tour

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Enjoy a thrilling jet boat ride departing from Queenstown or Glenorchy. Listen to insightful commentary on a guided adventure and discover the glacier-fed waters of the majestic Dart River.


  • Skim the glacier-fed Dart River on the longest jet boat experience in Queenstown
  • Immerse yourself in local culture, history, and wilderness on a guided journey
  • Hear about mystical Maori legends from your local guide as you travel
  • Follow famous backdrops from iconic films and learn all about them
  • Choose the option with a transfer an enjoy a scenic drive to Glenorchy


Discover breathtaking World Heritage scenery, exhilarating wilderness, thrilling jet boating, and Maori heritage on a half-day adventure. Travel deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mt Aspiring National Park with the only jet boat operator allowed on the Dart River. Throughout the day, your experienced guides will add a personal touch, sharing the area’s history, the Greenstone trail, and Maori legends.  Enjoy 2 hours of thrilling high-speed on a jet boat ride through Dart River’s wilderness. Skim across braided, glacier-fed rivers into the Te Waipounamu World Heritage Area. You’ll travel as far up the river as possible, before returning to Glenorchy back down the Dart River to immerse yourself in scenes and backdrops from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Choose between 2 possible starting points.From Glenorchy: Drive to Glenorchy by yourself (allow a 1-hour drive from Queenstown). Check in 15 minutes prior to your departure time at the Dart River office. From Queenstown: Enjoy a return shuttle from Queenstown. Check in 15 minutes prior to your departure time inside the Station Building in Queenstown.


Transfer from Queenstown (if option selected) Boat trip Tour guide Waterproof jackets and life jackets

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