Dart River

  • On the Water
  • Adrenalin
  • Family

Experience this stunning glacial fed river zipping along on a jet boat or slow down with a funyak and follow the braided current

Immerse yourself in an authentic New Zealand experience in some of the world’s most amazing scenery, the pristine Dart River Valley and World Heritage Area of Mount Aspiring National Park.

Jet boats
4hrs - 9am and 1pm (1.30pm in summer)
Experience a unique combination of breath-taking scenery and an exhilarating ride as you follow the braided, glacier-fed rivers by jet boat. Guides give you their authentic touch, talking about the area’s rich history, the Greenstone trail and countless Maori legends. You'll also get the chance to tie up the boat and walk amongst the ancient beech tree forests – an atmosphere you may recognize from The Lord of the Rings films. 

Prices from $249 per adult. Minimum age is 3 years old - Minimum child height is 1 metre but may be increased to 1.2m in some conditions.

7hrs - 8.30am (additional 10.30am trip in summer)
For those looking for a slower pace, Funyaks are for you. You'll start by jet boating up the river, from there you’ll then travel back down at your own pace, exploring stunning blue waters as they flow from the Southern Alps to Lake Wakatipu, hidden side streams with amazing rock pools and dramatic chasms. A gourmet buffet lunch is then provided before heading via 4 wheel drive coach to locations used in the movies to illustrate Middle Earth from ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’.

Prices from $369 per adult. Minimum age is 5 years old - Minimum child height is 1 metre but may be increased to 1.2m in some conditions.


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