Experience it all on this amazing three-in-one adventure to the Dart River and the world-renowned Mt Aspiring National Park!
Your amazing journey begins with an exhilarating jet boat ride up the Dart River deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mt Aspiring National Park. You'll then travel back down river at your own pace in the unique "Funyaks" (inflatable kayaks) exploring pristine waters as they flow from the Southern Alps to Lake Wakatipu, hidden side streams with amazing rock pools and dramatic chasms.
But wait, your adventure isn't over yet! You'll then enjoy a gourmet buffet lunch before heading to locations used in the movies to illustrate Middle Earth from 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit'.
Get set for an unforgettable day kayaking, jet boating and exploring the beautiful scenery of the Dart River on this excellent day trip – book your spot online with us!
Depart from Queenstown with complimentary pick-up, or meet in Glenorchy.
Enjoy an hour of high-speed Wilderness Jet boat ride through the waters of the Dart River into the Te Waipounamu World Heritage Area.
Take an adventure down the river as you gently drift in your own "Funyak", guided by professional and friendly guides.
Stop along the way and enjoy a wilderness picnic lunch.
Head out in a 4WD coach to locations used in 'The Hobbit' and 'Lord of the Rings'.
Return to Glenorchy and receive complimentary transfers back to Queenstown.
Departing from Queenstown:
Departure time: 7:30 am, 10:00 am (until April)
Meeting point: Queenstown Information Centre, corner of Shotover and Camp Streets (The Station Information Centre, Shotover and Camp Streets after 1 May 2019)
Duration: 9 hours
Departing from Glennorchy:
Departure time: 8:30 am, 11:00 am (until April)
Meeting point: Dart Visitor Center, 45 Mull Street, Glenorchy
Duration: 7 hours
Car: Glenorchy is a 45 minute scenic drive from Queenstown. We suggest you leave at least an hour from Queenstown to Glenorchy to include photo stops.
Child ticket: Ages 5 - 15 years
Children under the age 5 cannot take part in this activity.
A minimum height of 1 metre applies. The operator reserves the right to extend the minimum height to 1.2 metres in certain river conditions, to ensure passenger safety.
Please note double kayaks are used.
We do not recommend pregnant women, people with disabilities or recent injuries take part in the kayak activity.
This is a high-risk activity, we recommend purchasing travel insurance which includes cover for this activity.
While no previous experience is necessary, a good level of fitness and agility is required.
A minimum of 8 people are required to book this activity for it to proceed.
Life jackets (mandatory)
What to bring:
Warm outer layer
Warm underwear or swimwear
Change of underwear
Camera, carried at own risk (note that you will get wet)
Upon booking this product, you will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher.
Please present the voucher on your mobile device on the day of the tour.
Your tour operator's contact details are included on the tour voucher.