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From NZ$209 per adult

Dart River Jet Safaris Queenstown

Queenstown’s Dart River Jet Safaris experiences are a unique combination of exciting braided river jet boating, breathtaking scenery, Maori heritage and inspiring adventure truly authentic discoveries of everything that makes New Zealand an exceptional destination.

Dart River Safaris, the only operator on the Dart River, can take you on the longest and most sensational jet boat journeys available in the Queenstown area. They are diverse adventures from the head of mighty Lake Wakatipu into the pristine Dart River and spectacular Mount Aspiring National Park.

Activity Options

Dart River Wilderness Jet

Jet Boating-Ancient Forest Walk-Scenic Back-Road Tour

  • Spectacular 1.5 hour Dart River Jet Boat journey – view breathtaking snow-capped mountains, ancient native forest, waterfalls and glacial valleys frozen in time.
  • Easy guided 30 – 40 minute walk through the ‘Heritage Trail’ at Paradise, learn about the ancient native beech forest, the flora and fauna and fascinating Maori & colonial history.
  • You’ll also journey by 4WD coach via a scenic back-road, while hearing stories about the surrounding countryside and stopping to view scenery filmed on ‘The Lord of the Rings.’
  • Allow 6 hours

Dart River Funyaks Queenstown:

Jet Boat Action – Funyak Rafting – Scenic Back-Road Tour

  • An exciting 1 1⁄4 hours up the Dart River by jet boat; jet spins, shallow river jet boating
  • Then begin your Funyak rafting journey in a unique inflatable ‘Funyak’ canoe. After full instructions, you’ll be free to canoe and drift for a spectacular 2 hours downstream (under the watchful eye of your professional guide).
  • You’ll stop amongst the ancient beech forest to enjoy a wilderness buffet lunch, before canoeing downstream to Paradise, where you’ll be taken by 4WD coach to Glenorchy.

Other Information on Dart River Jet

  • Life jacket and spray jacket provided
  • Wilderness Jet minimum age 3 years
  • Funyaks minimum age 5 years
  • Minimum child height 1 metre


  • Wilderness Jet: October – May 8 am & 12.30 pm, June – September 8 am daily
  • Funyaks: All year round 7.45 am daily

* Times are from the Dart River Safaris info desk at Queenstown Information Centre, corner Camp and Shotover Streets, Queenstown.


  • Wilderness Jet: Queenstown return 6 hours or Glenorchy return 3 hours
  • Funyaks: Queenstown return 9 hours or Glenorchy return 7 hours

What to bring:

  • Summer: sunglasses, sunhat and sunscreen recommended
  • Winter: wear warm clothing – hat, gloves, jacket, windproof outer jacket and eyewear
  • Funyaks – bring swim wear and towel. No experience required.


Dart River Safaris info desk at Queenstown Information Centre, corner Camp and Shotover Streets, Queenstown

Book the Dart River Jet

You can book Queenstown jet boat tours separately or as part of one of our New Zealand holiday packages. We bundle activitiesaccommodation, and transportation together for convenient, affordable New Zealand holidays.

These popular holiday packages include the Dart River Wilderness Jet:

Contact New Zealand Travel Organiser today to plan your Queenstown activities.

Tour Prices

* All pricing is in New Zealand Dollars

* Children: 5-15 years, minimum age is 5 years old

* Family: 2 Adults and 2 Children

* Select item(s) above and submit with your other New Zealand accommodation, activity and transport needs. A travel consultant will contact you in less than 12 hours with availability and best available price. Upon your approval and payment you will then receive confirmation.


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• Wilderness Jet Adult from NZ$209 - NZ$229 PP
• Wilderness Jet Child from NZ$138 - NZ$158 PP
• Wilderness Jet Family from NZ$557 - NZ$637
• Funyaks Adult from NZ$319 PP
• Funyaks Child from NZ$229 PP
• Funyaks Family from NZ$867
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