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Dart River

Queenstown Information Centre | Corner Camp and Shotover Streets, Queenstown 9372, New Zealand
+64 3-442 9992
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Ranked #31 of 202 Activities in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Dart River Jet experiences are unique combinations of breathtaking...
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Owner description: 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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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

This is a very pretty valley between snow capped peaks and the best way to see it by jet boat is going upstream i.e. your boat leaves from the dock in Glenorchy. Only half of riders get to do this, the rest ride a bus to a point in the beech forest upstream and board there for a downstream ride... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Choose this as weather wasn't good for flying while we were in Queenstown. Was so pleased we did. Fantastic value for money. The tour guides were really great and seemed genuinely interested in the tour considering they must do it every day.

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Noblesville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

We did a private jet boat tour for 4. Aaron was our driver and he is exceptional. We went up the river as far as we could go and stopped to see waterfalls and do 360's in the open water. We also went into two glacial streams. We took a hike up one to see a waterfall 150' above the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Firstly our tour guide really made it! He was awesome! Everything from the jet boat to the food was perfect. Scenery is spectacular and incomparable... especially if you are a LOTR or Hobbit fan! The Funyaks were so much fun! A great day in all! Go on spend the extra $$s it's really worth it. Can pass up those memories... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

All is nice for this trip except for the lunch. The lunch is so different with the pictures in the brochures that were given by the travel agency. Nice weather... It is very recommended to come during early summer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

7th December. This is the best value jet boat and adventure package. You might think it's a bit pricey but for what you do and see during the day its worth every cent. My son booked the tickets and couldn't have picked a better day. Looked like rain when we left Queenstown but it turned into a bright sunny day.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This was the highlight of my queenstown stay, well organised tour with great guides (sean, Luke) the tour sounds a bit pricey but its worth every cent. the journey down to Glenorchy by bus is beautiful, once you arrive they organise you into all the gear for the trip. The Jet boat ride is fantastic, this is not a scary... More 

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Glenorchy, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for a most enjoyable day last Friday. I had a fantastic time. The staff were helpful, friendly and professional. The lunch was a treat – fresh, tasty and well presented. The jetboat was exhilarating and the kayaking relaxing and not too strenuous! The young man (Matt?) who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Elliott was awesome as our jet boat driver. Dart River itself was plain gorgeous. A bit pricey but worth it

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Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The Dart River jet boat trip was fantastic! Our driver, Elliot was incredible, amazing maneuvering skills, but always with safety. The scenery was just magnificent. The bus ride and driver were excellent as well. Terrific experience!

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