Activities in New Zealand
Yes, we know it sounds crazy, but there is more to do in New Zealand than look around from the windows of your Campervan or Motorhome!
We hope that you will find inspiration in some of the following activities.
Two Jet Boat Rides
The Shotover Jet in Queenstown is the most famous jet boat ride in New Zealand. It winds its way through the Shotover River and its spectacular canyons, at speeds designed to take your breath away.
But if visitors want to combine thrillseeking with rich local history, the Dart River Jet Boat Safaris take some beating. The Dart River Jet travels through a stunning World Heritage area, amidst towering peaks, glaciers and ancient forests. The adventure begins 45km out of Queenstown, at the peaceful hamlet of Glenorchy.
Adventurers can take a two hour boat ride that includes a short walk through the greenest bush on earth, or go the 4WD (four-wheel drive) option. This involves a 4WD trip from Glenorchy to Paradise (named after a duck, but fitting for the location), a 20-30 minute bushwalk, then 75 minutes of jet boating up and down the Dart River.
Guides are extremely knowledgeable about the history of the area, revered by Maori for its pounamu (greenstone or jade).
Tip: The boat rides can be extremely bracing, to say the least, anytime other than summer, so warm clothing is a must, as are sunglasses that fit well
Phone: +64 3 442 9361
Mobile: +64 21 531 931
Dart River Safaris
Phone: +64 3 442 9992
Fax: +64 3 442 9075
Some Quick Links for other activities.
- 4WD(four-wheel drive)
- Hang gliding
- Mountain climbing
- Rock climbing