Dart River Wilderness Jet & Funyaks, Queenstown

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Dart River Jet, Queenstown

Queenstown’s Dart RiverJet experiences are unique combinations of breath-taking ‘World Heritage’ scenery, exhilarating wilderness Jet Boating, Maori heritage and inspiring adventure – truly authentic discoveries of everything that makes New Zealand an exceptional destination.

Choose the option that suits you best and join us, the only operator on the Dart River, on a diverse adventure travelling deep into the pristine Dart River Valley and spectacular Mt Aspiring National Park to explore little known areas inaccessible by other means and discover a unique and dramatic environment rich in both natural and cultural heritage and legend.

If there is one Queenstown experience that delivers the diversity and essence of what is 'New Zealand' - it is without doubt an adventure with Dart River Jet. Explore this awe-inspiring area and experience ‘New Zealand’s Most Sensational Journey'.

Tours on the Dart River

WILDERNESS JET

Your Wilderness Jet trip 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.

The sheer diversity of what’s on offer means you experience a unique combination of breathtaking scenery matched with exciting jet boating on braided, glacier-fed rivers. Highly informative guides add the personal touch, talking about the area’s history, the Greenstone trail and Maori legends. Walk amongst ancient beech forest unchanged for 80 million years and view the scenic backgrounds for many Middle Earth movie scenes. An authentic New Zealand experience in an untouched world.

The Wilderness Jet trip includes:

  • Sit back, relax and enjoy the fantastic lakeside scenery on our complimentary courtesy bus to Glenorchy with an entertaining narrative from your local driver describing Lake Wakatipu and its legends. The spectacular 46km drive from Queenstown to Glenorchy is one of the world’s Top 10 scenic drives.

  • More than an hour and a half of thrilling high-speed wilderness jet boating skimming across the clear waters of the Dart River into the Te Waipounamu World Heritage Area.

  • Hear about flora, fauna and history on a 30 minute forest walk with your friendly guide.

  • On a backroad tour of Paradise immerse yourself in scenes and backdrops from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies.

  • Learn about the Pounamu (Greenstone) that made the Dart River a key trading route for early Maori.

  • Tales of early settlers who carved rich farms from the rugged landscape.

FUNYAK

‘Funyak’ is an amazing journey deep into the heart of the world renowned Mt Aspiring National Park. Get up-close with nature with a gentle paddle on crystal clear waters.

Combine wilderness jet boating with unique ‘Funyak’ inflatable canoes for a fun way to explore the Dart River as well as hidden side streams, rock pools and dramatic chasms. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this stunning area at your own pace as you float downstream on sparkling water, then enjoy a sumptuous buffet lunch before heading past ‘Paradise’ and on to Glenorchy.

The Funyak day includes:

  • Sit back, relax and enjoy the fantastic lakeside scenery on our complimentary courtesy bus to Glenorchy with an entertaining narrative from your local driver describing Lake Wakatipu and its legends. The spectacular 46km drive from Queenstown to Glenorchy is one of the world’s Top 10 scenic drives.

  • Enjoy an hour of highspeed wilderness jet boating through the clear waters of the Dart River into the Te Waipounamu World Heritage Area and your Funyak launch site.

  • Professional, friendly guides take you on an inspiring adventure as you gently drift in your own Funyak.

  • Take your time and find those ‘special spots’ where flora, fauna and the power of nature combine to create magic.

  • Stop along the way and enjoy a sumptuous buffet lunch.

  • Learn about the Pounamu (Greenstone) that made the Dart River a key trading route for early Maori.

  • Travel a backcountry route to Glenorchy and immerse yourself in scenes and backdrops from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies

Prices for Dart River Jet Safaris

Quoted in NZ$, Subject to Change.

 

 

 Current

Oct – Dec 2016

Jan - Mar 2017

Apr - Dec 2017

Wilderness

Adult

$           229

 $       239

 $        249

 $         239

 

Child

$           129

 $       139

 $        139

 $         139

 

Family

$           587

 $       617

 $        737

 $         617

Funyak

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adult

$           329

 $       339

 $        349

 $         339

 

Child

$           229

 $       239

 $        239

 $         239

 

Family

$           887

 $       917

 $        937

 $         917

*Family = 2 adults and 2 children. Child age = 5 - 15yrs.

Dart River Wilderness Jet & Funyaks, Queenstown Enquiry Form



Address:

Queenstown Info Centre, Cnr Camp & Shotover Sts
Queenstown, New Zealand - OR - Dart Visitor Centre, Mull St, Glenorchy
Queenstown

Phone: +64 3 442 9992

Freephone: 0800 327 853

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Dart River Wilderness Jet & Funyaks, Queenstown Enquiry Form