Queenstown – Glenorchy and Dart River Jetboat – 29 March

From $478

per person


Start with a spectacular scenic drive from Queenstown to Glenorchy along the lake edge where you will enjoy scenic photo spots and entertaining stories from your local guide about Lake Whakatipu and its legends.

Arrive in Glenorchy and explore the lakefront including the iconic red boat shed, before continuing up toward Diamond Lake and Paradise. Take in the incredible snow-capped views over the Dart and Rees Rivers while your guide sets up a uniquely Kiwi morning tea to enjoy, and optional costumes to recreate your favourite movie scene photo.

You will be dropped back in Glenorchy to enjoy free time, with the opportunity to visit a local cafe for lunch, take a short walk by the lakeside, or pick up a local souvenir from Mrs Woolly’s General Store.

That afternoon, Dart River Wilderness Jet will host you for a spectacular two-hour jet boat ride on the Dart River into the heart of the world-renowned Mt Aspiring National Park and The Wāhipounamu UNESCO World Heritage Area. Their highly experienced drivers will showcase the area’s fascinating history, the Greenstone trail, and Māori legends, covering 90 km of river. Throughout the jet boat experience, your driver will take you on a short walk in the national park, allowing you to see further into this remote area, and learn about the flora, fauna, and history.



Join Altitude Tours and Dart River Adventures for a full-day tour experiencing this awe-inspiring area by road and jetboat.. The 8 hour Glenorchy Full Day with Dart River departs daily at 9am, returning at 5pm.


  • Take in the view on one of the most scenic drives in New Zealand
  • Explore Glenorchy township, its lakefront, and the iconic red boat shed
  • Go beyond and visit Paradise, Diamond Lake, and famous LOTR locations
  • Tuck into a Kiwi-style morning tea including cheese rolls, sweet treats, L&P, and Whittaker’s chocolate
  • Enjoy free time in Glenorchy township with time to get lunch
  • Join a two-hour jet boat experience on the spectacular Dart River
  • Take a short (easy) walk in a remote area in the national park
  • Be hosted by a friendly and knowledgeable local guide and experienced jet boat driver

Additional information

To avoid cancellation charges, all cancellation or change requests are to be made at least 48 hours prior to your departure date/time.

From $478

per person

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