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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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Fabulous day, incredible wild scenery, great staff

The day we spent on the Dart River with the Funyaks (Thursday 16th)was the highlight of out trip to Queenstown. A true wilderness experience, and thanks to Dan, Gareth and Finn we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

The day we spent on the Dart River with the Funyaks (Thursday 16th)was the highlight of out trip to Queenstown. A true wilderness experience, and thanks to Dan, Gareth and Finn we had the best time. The jetboat trip was cold but we were well equipped with the gear they provided (though it would be good to take along some... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Thanks to Dan, Finn and Gareth for an awesome day on the dart river for our family. Our 3 girls had a great time (aged 7,9 and 10). Nothing was a problem although the ride up in the jet boat was very cold. Rug up for the journey in the jet boat. Highly recommended, great people, great fun and scenery... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Today was awesome in the true sense of the word. We were blessed with cloudless blue skies, it really was a special experience. Our guide Gareth was authentic and personable. Lunch, a lovely picnic, was in a magic spot. The jet boat ride is brilliant but make sure you rug up. Funyaking is a perfect mix of challenge and lots... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

If you want your trip to be more than about just high-speed spills and thrills and you want to see wildly scenic areas of the South Island then roll up. The regular road to Glenorchy hugging the lake is beautiful enough, but it gets better and better as you 4wd it to the Dart River and once there, wow. Just... More 

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Cortez, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We had a fantastic time! The jet boat ride was a thrill! The scenery was incredible! The walk through the Old Growth Forest after the jet boat ride was quite interesting, too. (I was fascinated by what I learned about some of the trees and am doing further research because of it.) Seeing the area around "Paradise" where so many... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

If you like spherical landscapes the Dart River Funyak Trip is a "must go". At first you have fun on a Jet Boat and then on a Funyak. Even it is foggy and the sun is coming out - unique impressions. The stuff is very well trained and quite cool and the lunch is pretty good. Don´t forget a big... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We took an impromptu booking with the bus tour and jet boat ride. Had a wonderful time. It was a great way to see the Southern Alps from a picturesque vantage point. I would definitely do this again. It is a fun and fast ride but not jerky or crazy.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

An amazing jet boat ride, a lazy drift down the Dart, spectacular chasm, and magnificent lunch, then more drifting down the Dart, all under the watchful eye of our extremely professional guide Sean. A truly amazing experience all very professionally handled from go to woah. Will do it again.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Big surprise! We thought we had signed up for a water based thrill boat trip and found an inspirational story about Maori descendents protecting a great natural resource. The boat trip was spectacular and fun while viewing great natural beauty. The surprise was provided by learning that the company was owned by descendants of a local tribe and our boat... More 

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Kawartha Lakes, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

April 1st we took the jet boat/forest walk/4x4 coach tour. Adventure attractions are expensive and sometime we don't feel we get good value. This was good value. The staff are helpful, pleasant, polite and capable. The scenery is second to none. All equipment was in very good shape and well maintained. This all made for a very full and very... More 

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