Dartriver Jetboat & 4WD Combo

Green & Gold

The Best of Middle-Earth!

Combine Dart River Jet Safaris with Nomad Safaris for a full day adventure activity and a journey of rare and special beauty. Capture the diversity and richness of the mountains and valleys surrounding Queenstown, from the rainforest of the Mount Aspiring National Park to the high dry alpine landscapes of Central Otago.

Dartriver Jet & 4WD Highlights

  • Scenic Jet Boat ride along the Dart River
  • Guided forest walk & back country drive through Paradise
  • 4WD tour around the Wakatipu Basin with river crossings
  • Gold panning

Dartriver Jet & 4WD trip info

Departs: 8:00am

Allow: 9 ½ hours

Includes: Pickup from Queenstown Town Centre, Jet boat with Dart River Jet Safaris, 4 hour 4WD tour, gold panning & refreshments.

Full Itinerary

Take a scenic Jet Boat ride along the Dart River, surrounded by the towering mountains and beautiful wilderness of Mt Aspiring National Park.

Stroll through ancient forests, unchanged for 80 million years. Experience informative and entertaining commentary on the area and its rich history and learn about the search for highly prized Pounamu (Greenstone) by the early Maori tribes. Journey by back road to Paradise, and explore a region filled with spectacular vistas used as the backdrop for various films including the

Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

Take a True Off-Road Adventure

Take a true off-road adventure in a Safari-equipped 4WD vehicle. Explore the breathtaking, diverse scenery on offer in the Wakatipu Basin, travel through Historic Arrowtown and try your hand at panning for gold in the river.

Experience the thrill of 4WD river crossings through the Arrow River, and view the stunning lake and mountain views from the Remarkables

Road and the Skippers Canyon Saddle.

Visit striking scenery used in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, including the Misty Mountains, the Pillars of the Kings and the

Ford of Bruinen.

Your Full Day Adventure Activity:

  • 7.45am: Pick up from Queenstown accommodation by Dart River Jet Safaris, with scenic transfer to Glenorchy.
  • About 60 minutes Jet boat ride, 20-40 minute guided forest walk & 40-50 minute back country drive through Paradise before scenic return transfer to Queenstown. Lunch may be purchased in Glenorchy
  • 1.45pm: Transfer onto Nomad Safaris
Scenic 4WD tour around the Wakatipu Basin with river crossings and stops for commentary and photos. Afternoon Tea included
  • 5.30pm: Drop off at Queenstown accommodation


Max 6 per vehicle (4WD Part)
Adult: $499 Child: $275

Max 4 per vehicle
On Application

Child rate: 4-14 years old when accompanied by an adult. 0-3 years free of charge.

Cancellation: within 24 hours full charge, no shows full charge.

Prices valid from 01/10/19 to 30/09/20


What should I wear/do I need to bring anything?

Comfortable clothing suitable for outdoor adventure and comfortable walking shoes. Dart River Jet provide life jackets but you may get splashed! It is advised that you wear sunscreen and definitely bring your camera as there are plenty of stunning photo opportunities!

Can my child come on this tour?

Children are more than welcome on this tour, as long as they meet the minimum height requirement of 1 metre.

Where can we get lunch?

There is time after the jet boat to buy your lunch in Glenorchy