At the start of your exciting Dart River Jet Boat & Wakatipu Basin 4WD Safari adventure you will be picked up from your hotel in Queenstown and driven down to Glenorchy.
Here, you will be treated to the longest and most sensational jet boat journey available in the Queenstown area. The 1 ½ hour ride through towering mountains and refreshingly beautiful wilderness takes you from the head of mighty Lake Wakatipu into the pristine Dart River and spectacular Mount Aspiring National Park.
After the jet boat ride, take a 20 to 40 minute walk along the Heritage Trail at Paradise. Your knowledgeable guide will provide an informative and entertaining commentary about the ancient native beech forest, the unique flora and fauna, and the fascinating Maori and colonial history of the area.
Next, a 4WD coach will pick you up and take you on a 40-50 minute trip to see stunningly beautiful locations used in the “Lord of the Rings” movie trilogy. Enjoy an entertaining and informative commentary including plenty of “Lord of the Rings” trivia.
At the end of the morning you will return to Queenstown where your safari-equipped 4WD vehicle will be waiting. The knowledgeable driver/guide will take you on a truly breathtaking excursion through the diverse scenery on offer in the Wakatipu Basin.
You will visit iconic places such as Arrowtown, Gibbston Valley, Skippers Canyon and the Remarkables and view key “Lord of the Rings” movie locations.
During the day you will enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch with a selection of meats and smoked salmon, breads, cheese, olives, fruit, slice, and sweets.
After a day of exploring the best that this area has to offer, you will be driven back to your accommodation in Queenstown.