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Address: Queenstown Information Centre | Corner Camp and Shotover Streets, Queenstown 9372, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-442 9992
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Description: Dart River Jet experiences are unique combinations of breathtaking 'World...
Dart River Jet experiences are unique combinations of breathtaking 'World Heritage' scenery, exhilarating wilderness Jet Boating, Maori heritage and inspiring adventure - truly authentic discoveries of everything that makes New Zealand an exceptional destination. Join us, the only operator on the Dart River, on a diverse adventure travelling deep into the pristine Dart River Valley and spectacular Mt Aspiring National Park to explore this awe-inspiring 'World Heritage' area and experience 'New Zealand's Most Sensational Journey'.
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Excellent day on the Dart!

What a great way to spend a day in absolutely stunning surrounds! The funyaking was a great trip and was even better than we expected! The guides were awesome. I was a little bit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

What a great way to spend a day in absolutely stunning surrounds! The funyaking was a great trip and was even better than we expected! The guides were awesome. I was a little bit nervous as it was cold with a fresh blanket of snow on the hills and it was raining on and off but I couldnt have picked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

It's winter, it's cold and the last thing you would think of would be spending time on or in the water - not with Dart River Funyaks!!! They give you warm clothes and keep you safe on the river. The jetboat ride is fun and the funyaks even better. Stunning scenery and one lady took the chance to jump off... More 

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Seaford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Great fun to be had here, informative guides & beautiful scenery. These boats have so much grunt but it is also very safe.Great commentary from all of the guides l encountered. Good value for money too!

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The river is stunning, the ride is exciting, and the boat pilots are clearly expert (and very pleasant). I was with Elliot - awesome. The full trip is way worth it. I went in bad weather (though it went in and out, providing for an ultimately more dramatic experience). I would absolutely recommend it - felt very well taken care... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This experience began badly. We arrived at the company's headquarters in Glenorchy only to find their facility jammed with people. This was very disappointing since we had been told that our jet boat would have only 11 or 12 passengers and that didn't seem possible based on the number of people in attendance. We decided to leave but were told... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We took the walk & the jet boat tour and we were positively surprised.The little guided stroll through the forest is great when you don't have much time to explore the mount aspiring national park yourself. I liked that it was for every age and nobody was left behind. We weren't really lucky with the weather though but it was... More 

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Alexandria, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We originally booked the jet boat and nature walk but decided to upgrade to the funyak day trip. We're so glad we did. There's no better way to experience the awesome beauty of the Dart River region. The entire staff was friendly, knowledgeable and funny. Even though the weather wasn't great, we still had an amazing time. The LOTR filming... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Despite being very late in departing Queenstown it was an excellent jet boat trip on Dart River - beautiful weather and stunning scenery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Highly recommend this. Great day out, one of the best activities ever done. Very profressional and friendly staff, I was proud to see great young kiwis expertly leading this tour. Did the funyaks and the chasm experience is truly unique and magical, well worth the cost. Do this, you wont regret!

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shrewsbury, england
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This was a little expensive but it was for a full half day tour. The drive to Glenorchy was very scenic. The forest walk and drive into Mount Aspiring park were interesting and we got to see quite a few locations for various films. The jet boat ride was really fun and so scenic. The river is beautiful as are... More 

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