Dart River Experience

This unmissable experience combines the thrill of the Dart River wilderness jet boat ride, and allows you to get even closer to the untouched wilderness with a unforgettable float downstream on our inflatable canoes (Funyaks!).

If you have ever wanted to experience a Jet boat then this experience is for you! Take an exhilarating and spectacular journey from Glenorchy and travel from the head of Lake Whakatipu along the braided Dart River through iconic landscapes, towering mountain ranges and ancient native forests. Learn the culture and history of Te Wāhipounamu UNESCO World Heritage Area from your passionate and knowledgeable driver on this unforgettable adventure.


Stop and enjoy a delicious wilderness lunch before continuing in your inflatable canoe called a ‘Funyak’, where you will travel downstream to ‘Paradise’ using a back-country route passing by locations used in movies to illustrate Middle Earth.


For more information and to book, contact us on [email protected] or 03 409 0401





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We spent three nights at Camp Glenorchy and loved every minute. Our cabin was beautifully appointed, warm and unbelievably clean and maintained. The communal kitchen, dining and lounges are simply stunning and foster a real sense of community while you are there. The use of reclaimed timbers and...

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