Glenorchy & Queenstown
Dart River Funyak & Wilderness Jet
Embark on an exhilarating Dart River jet boat adventure deep into the forested wilderness of Mt Aspiring National Park. A spectacular ride through remote alpine scenery that is just a short drive from central Queenstown. Retrace the footsteps of early Maori and learn the stories of the European pioneers who settled and farmed these valleys.
The Dart River empties out of part of the larger Te Wahipounamu part of Mount Aspiring National Park which is one of only a few places in the world with UNESCO 'World Heritage' status protecting a natural heritage site. The amazing scenery throughout this area has made it a prized location for countless films. You will pass by scenes used in the Lord of the Rings movies to illustrate Middle Earth. The 46km drive from Queenstown to Glenorchy is rated one of the top ten scenic drives in the world by both Conde Naste and Lonely Planet.
Dart River Wilderness Jet
Journey deep into the World Heritage area of Mt Aspiring National Park by jet boat. Learn from your guide about the areas history, the Greenstone trail and lore of the Māori. Walk amongst the ancient beech forest, and drive back through ‘Paradise’.
Departs 9am, 1pm* | Duration 3 hours *peak period only
Dart River Funyak
An amazing journey deep into the Mt Aspiring National Park. Get involved with nature and enjoy exploring the Dart River as well as hidden side streams, rock pools and dramatic chasms. Enjoy a delicious wilderness buffet lunch before continuing downstream to ‘Paradise’.
Departs 9am, 11am* | Duration 7 hours *peak period only
Family rate for 2 adults and up to 2 children. Queenstown trips commence 1:20 before Glenorchy departure times
Queenstown hotel pick-up available
Price: $139 to $369
Trips start at the Dart Visitor Centre, Mull Street, Glenorchy OR at either the Corner of Camp & Shotover Streets in Queenstown.
CHILD POLICY Family Friendly. Under 15 years child rate. Minimum age/height
CANCELLATION 24 hours 100% | cancellation due to weather or mechanical reasons Full Refund
SEASON Open year round
CHRISTMAS Closed Christmas Day