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Dart River Jet Boat Ride and Canoe Tour - Full Day


  • Explore the World Heritage-listed Mount Aspiring National Park
  • Thrilling jet boat ride along the Dart River from Glenorchy
  • Discover hidden streams and rock pools on an inflatable canoe

Thunder up the Dart River from Glenorchy deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mount Aspiring National Park on an exhilarating jet boat ride, then float downstream on an inflatable canoe. Use the change of pace to explore hidden channels and streams, and admire the unique flora and fauna.

What's Included?

  • Complimentary return transfers from Central Queenstown to Glenorchy
  • Highly experienced professional drivers and guides
  • Jet boats and inflatable canoes
  • Life jackets, wetsuits and booties (compulsory)
  • Fleece tops
  • Dry bags

Home to a wonder-filled mix of remote wilderness, soaring mountains and river valleys, the World Heritage-listed Mount Aspiring National Park is truly awe-inspiring. Travel to the picturesque township of Glenorchy from Queenstown for a thrilling adventure amongst nature! You'll first motor up the Dart River deep into the heart of the Mount Aspiring National Park on an exhilarating jet boat ride. Then, you'll swap the motor for a paddle and embark on a relaxing inflatable canoe tour with your expert guides.

As you float peacefully downstream along the waters from the Southern Alps to Lake Whakatipu, you'll explore tucked-away channels, streams and rock pools, and take in the native flora and fauna of the area. Take a breather on the river's edge and savour a picnic lunch as well as the songs of the native birds around you. Your adventure ends with a transfer back to Queenstown through some of New Zealand's most renowned filming locations such as the Lord of the Rings.

Session Length

  • Please allow a full day for this experience
  • Available Thursday to Monday
  • Departs Queenstown at 8:30am. Please check in 15 minutes early
  • You can opt to self drive to Glenorchy if preferred, check-in will be at 9:15am
  • You will arrive back in Queenstown by 4:30-5pm


Not suitable for pregnant women, those with specific medical conditions, including people who suffer from back or neck injuries.


  • Children must be at least five years old to participate
  • Minimum child height is 100cm, but may be increased to 120cm in some river conditions


  • Change your booking up to 24 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 24 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Numbers on the Day

Minimum of six and maximum of 16 participants.


Weather and river conditions affect this experience. The provider does not operate in fog or torrential rain.

Dress Code

Sunglasses, woollen hat or beanie, sunscreen, warm outer layer, thermal layer (in cold conditions), warm underwear or swimwear, sturdy footwear and a towel. There are free lockers at base you are able to store any valuables and personal items.

This experience takes place in Glenorchy, departing Queenstown.

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