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Dart River

Address: Queenstown Information Centre | Corner Camp and Shotover Streets, Queenstown 9372, New Zealand
Phone Number: +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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Professional team of friendly and expert drivers and guides. Lunch was delicious, set amongst pristine forest. Floating down the Dart was fun and relaxing and paddling into the canyon amazing. All in all, thanks to all the team, especially Dan (for the steering tips!) and Sean (who taught us how to skim stones). And the scenery... well... if you haven't... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Good jet boat safari - all the usual Jet Boat stuff but a real trip into the national park, seeing the start of several tracks into the wilderness. Some good explanations of the area

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

What a well run professional bunch. From the moment we got picked up from the jetty to our return I was impressed. I was impressed with the equipment ( wet suits boots life jackets and bags). The trip in the jet boat is thrilling but try sit nearer the front otherwise the wind is unpleasant and if there is rain... More 

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Auckland, NZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I changed our itinerary to ensure we did the Dart River experience after being highly recommended by locals - so glad we did! Outstanding crew and an even better experience of exhilirating jetboat ride through some spectacular scenery! Next time, I will def try the funyaks too!! PS: make sure you slather on the bug-repellants as the sandflies are vicious!!!... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

First of all, thank you to all the staff especially Libby and Grace for looking after us! You guys are really passionate about your job!! We booked the Funyak on its website about a month (in December) before we went to New Zealand. This is the best activity we have done in our NZ trip. The weather was perfect and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

drawn to the trip by the idyllic advertising video. should have a balancing video for bad weather days as is starkly different and brrrr cold. nevertheless am rating highishly due to staff who were excellent, enthusiastic and friendly especially Stuart who laughed heartily at my terrible New Zealander jokes (I am from Oz).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

It was an amazing experience. The guides were very friendly, informative and courteous. I would definitely do it again.

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Louisville, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

A lovely day. A bit overcast, but nothing too bad. Had a great bus driver up to Glenchory, and then into the park, stopping at a site from several movies to take pics. The walk through the beech forest was interesting. From there, on to the jet boats. The weather started clearing, which was wonderful. The splash jackets were a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I had booked the Funyak tour on the Dart river. It was a bit pricey and I wondered what could warrant such a fee. Well, that day, I was taken to Paradise...literally. First, I got picked up from my hotel by taxi. The drive to Glenorchy alone is gorgeous. Then we get set up for a jet boat ride and... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We were staying in a very nice hotel in Queenstown where the bus come to pick us up, the driver was very friendly and on the approx. 1 hour journey to Glenorchy we made a stop at very scenic lookout overlooking lake Wakatipu and towards the Glacier carved 'The Remarkables' Mountain ranges. When arrived at the dart river office site... More 

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