Adventure into the upper reaches of the spectacular Dart River, take a guided walk through ancient beach forest and a 4WD exploration of spectacular New Zealand wilderness.
Taking one of the worlds' Top 10 scenic drives your journey begins from downtown Queenstown and ventures along the edge of Lake Wakatipu to Glenorchy, the gateway to Mt Aspiring National Park - a spectacular World Heritage area of unsurpassed nature and wilderness.
From Glenorchy you travel deep into the Dart River Valley on an exhilarating jet boat ride, complete with speeding turns and thrilling jet boat spins. Stopping along the way up the river your guide points out important landmarks and discusses the unique features that make this area so naturally and culturally significant.
Next your wilderness journey takes you exploring ancient beach forest by foot. Your expert guide will share with you an intimate knowledge of the areas unique vegetation and wildlife largely preserved as it was 80 million years ago on the ancient super continent Gondwanaland.
Traveling backcountry routes by 4WD you will encounter some of New Zealand's most spectacular scenery including many backdrops and scenes used in famous movies such as Lord of the Rings. Enjoy photo stops and more history and tales of this truly special corner of the world.
Don't miss this unique day of exhilaration, adventure and discovery on 'New Zealand's Most Sensational Journey'
Your trip includes a complimentary return shuttle from Queenstown. Pick-ups and drop-offs are provided on a scheduled transport circuit and we pick up from most accommodations. Please provide your pickup details as you proceed to checkout. The exact departure location and time will be reconfirmed at the time of booking.
Alternatively, you can meet us at The Station Building (corner Camp and Shotover Streets, Queenstown) for Queenstown departures OR the Dart Visitor Centre, Mull Street, for Glenorchy departures.
Summer departure times (1st Oct - 30th Apr):
Duration: Allow 6 hours Queenstown return or 3 hours Glenorchy return
Kia Ora Natascha, The wilderness trip is awesome, and we are so glad you loved it! Ngā mihi, Jake Cockburn Customer Experience Representative DDI +64 3 442 9992 / 0800 327 853 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.dartriver.co.nz
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