Experience Highlights

  • Scenic transfer from Queenstown passing renown filming locations, seen in movies such as the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and X-Men Origins - Wolverine.
  • Exhilarating jet boat ride along the shallow Dart River with a dramatic backdrop of the Mount Aspiring National Park mountains
  • Paddle and drift downstream in a funyak, an inflatable canoe, while taking in the awe-inspiring scenery
  • Enjoy a buffet style lunch amongst the riverside ancient beech forest
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes to 9 hours
  • Type: Group Experience


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Your Dart River adventure begins with a scenic drive along the shores of Lake Wakatipu, through some of New Zealand's Lord of the Rings filming locations, to Glenorchy. This is where the adventure starts with an exhilarating jet boat trip up the Dart River, with adrenaline-pumping 360 jet spins. Race along the braided shallow river into the heart of the dramatic Mount Aspiring National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Disembark on the river edge for part two of your Dart River Adventure, drifting and paddling downstream in an inflatable canoe. Stop amongst an ancient beech forest for a sumptuous buffet style lunch. Continue your downstream paddle to 'Paradise' where your adventure concludes and transfer to Queenstown awaits. This action-packed full day of exploration takes you in to the natural, untouched beauty New Zealand is so famous for.


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