Queenstown Jet Boat & Wilderness Walk | Dart River Wilderness Safari

Queenstown Jet Boat & Wilderness Walk | Dart River Wilderness Safari

The ‘Wilderness Safari’ is a diverse adventure exploring spectacular ‘World Heritage’ wilderness.

Journey from Queenstown along one of the world’s most scenic drives to Glenorchy at the head of Lake Wakatipu. Enjoy the area’s longest wilderness jet boat journey, complete with thrilling jet spins, informative guided ancient forest walk and back-country 4WD bus tour.

You will find yourself surrounded by awe-inspiring peaks and mysterious hidden valleys shrouded in native Beech forest. Walk amongst the ancient beech forest, unchanged for 80 million years. Your specialist guides will bring to life the variety of landscapes, vegetation and wildlife within this unique area, as well the captivating stories of the original Maori and early pioneers.

Join us on the ‘Wilderness Safari’, a diverse activity of exhilaration, discovery and adventure, and experience ‘New Zealand’s Most Sensational Journey‘.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Adventure Tours
From: Queenstown to Queenstown
Price:
From (NZD) $249 per person
Duration: 1 Day
Tour Code: DRWS

Inclusions

Complimentary hotel pick up and drop off
Transfers between Queenstown and Glenorchy
Exhilarating wilderness jet boating along the Dart River
Guided walk through ancient native beech forest Back country
4WD through spectacular scenery including areas filmed in “The Lord of the Rings”
Use of life jackets and optional spray jackets

Tour Departures

  • Frequency: Departs daily
  • Departure Point: Complimentary Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off
  • Departure Time: 8.00am (All Year), 12.30pm (Oct to Apr), 12.00pm (May to Sep)
  • Duration: 6 hours approximately
  • Return Details: Tour finishes at approximately 1:30 pm, 6:00 pm & and 5:00pm
  • Closed: Christmas Day

What to bring

  • Summer: Sunglasses, sun hat, sunscreen and warm outer layer
  • Winter: Wear warm clothing plus hat, gloves, windproof outer jacket and sunglasses
  • Please ensure you wear suitable supportive footwear

Important Information

  • Minimum child height of 1 metre applies irrespective of child age
  • Infants (3-4 years) can travel free of charge
  • Guided walk requires moderate fitness
  • This tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance of travel.
  • Confirmation for this product will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability.
  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated.
  • Complete operator information, including opening times and local contact telephone numbers are included on your e-voucher.

Tourism Affiliations

Qualmark Endorsed Visitor ActivityQualmark Enviro Silver

4.3/5.0

There are 3 reviews of this tour from past clients of Relaxing Journeys, averaging 4.3 out of 5.


Tour Reviews

5
05/11/2015
WOW!!!! What a rush. Finn the jet boat driver was AWESOME!!! This is a must do for anyone coming to NZ. Brad our bus and tour guide was every good and super knowledgeable. We enjoyed the trip out on the bus because Brad gave us so much info on the area and history. But as you might imagine the jet boat was the highlight of the day. We are in our sixties. Our children do not believe we did this and enjoyed it. But we have pictures:). Finn was an excellent pilot and cared for our safety first and foremost and then made it tremendous fun. We will be back and we will do it again.
Overall Tour Rating

4
20/05/2015
It had been a great experience on the jet boat ride along the Dart River where we had gone deeper where we otherwise couldn't have gone. We then went for a 30-minute walk in the forest, however we felt that could be improved. Perhaps a longer & deeper walk in the forest and explore other parts would be great. The 4wd was great too and our guide was informative to share with us his knowledge. The drive to Glenorchy was amazing too with the stunning views of the snow-capped mountain. Overall, I am pleased with the trip!
Overall Tour Rating

4
06/03/2013
This was a fun trip. The Dart River is located in a really beautiful area and the ride down the river is thrilling. The walk in the woods afterwards was very interesting. We sampled some leaves of the kawakawa tree (take some water with you if you want to do this!) and stood inside the hollowed out trunk of a large tree. On the way back the guide stopped the bus and pointed out all the locations that had been used in films such as the Lord of the Rings.
Overall Tour Rating

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Queenstown Jet Boat & Wilderness Walk | Dart River Wilderness Safari
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Tour Code: DRWS
From (NZD) $249 per person
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