Jet Boats

Experience a unique combination of breath taking scenery and exciting jet boating on braided, glacier fed rivers; a spectacular journey deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mount Aspiring National Park. With unrivalled access, they cover up to 90km of river on a trip, making Dart River Adventures the longest jet boat ride in the region. Trips are 2hrs long.


Combine wilderness jet boating with unique ‘Funyak’ inflatable canoes for a fun way to explore the Dart River as well as hidden side streams, rock pools and dramatic chasms. Stop and enjoy a delicious wilderness lunch before continuing downstream to Paradise, after which you’ll head home via 4 wheel drive coach to explore locations used in movies ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’.

Trips operate year round and all equipment is provided. Please note that due to weather and our ever-changing wilderness environment, every trip is different and we can’t always guarantee you will visit the same locations. The vistas are stunning everywhere you look so rest-assured you will always experience the beauty of this untouched paradise!

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Practical details:

Life jackets are provided and compulsory, spray jackets are available for your comfort. Please take/wear:

sun hat
camera (taken at own risk)
insect repellent
warm layer recommended
supportive footwear

May – November:
Woollen hat or beanie
Warm insulated jacket
Thermal layer

Minimum age for the Wilderness Jet is 3 years old. Minimum age for the Funyaks Tour is 5 years old.

Children must be over 1 metre tall, but this may be increased to 1.2 metres in certain river conditions.

Cancellation Policy

Up until 24 hours prior to the booking the customer may change or even totally cancel the booking.

Within 24 hours any modification to the booking is at the absolute discretion of the Operator and may incur a fee up to a maximum of 100% of the price paid for the activity or service.

In the event of a no-show without any notification, no reimbursement will be given.