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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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$177*
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95%
Ranked #30 of 199 Activities in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 NEW

We had an amazing excursion. I highly recommend this activity and it is worth every penny. We had a scenic bus ride to Glenarchy and they stopped along the way to let us take photos. They provide all of the gear that you need- which is an essential benefit to the trip. They give you a wetsuit, water booties, fleece... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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32 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is a must - the boat ride was amazing. We were zooming through inches of water. Driver was great! Seated hand grips were a nice surprise and felt great! Bus ride there is pretty spectacular too!

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Our dart river jet safari was the most exciting ,exhilarating experience on our holiday in the South Island. The weather was magnificent and this enhanced the majestic scenery. The bus trip to Glenorchy was interesting,as was the four wheel bus trip to the forest walk. The guides certainly made our trip interesting. Then the fantastic trip up the pristine waters... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We had a fantastic experience, very friendly guides kept us informed and energised the whole way. It started with 90 minutes on the her boat through some great scenery as well as exciting jetty boat country. The 360 spins and the sideways drift kept everyone well engrossed in the ride. When we finally were forced to get off, we then... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Funyaks - what a fun and beautiful day out! Scenery like no where else in the world.. truly amazing. Great guides. Good lunch halfway. Jet boat ride is fantastic as well!

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I can't recommend this trip enough. The professional friendly team at Dart River Safari's were amazing! Super friendly people who made the days experience even better. Sean gave a great talk along the bus ride and told good interesting stories. Toby Libby, Sean, Finn and Dan. Even Sheridan who saved me with some panadol. We started the day with a... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We loved loved loved this boat ride up the Dart River from Glenorchy. Our driver and guide was Ben and he made the trip just fantastic. We stopped along the way for pictures and for information...it was just great. Afterwards we went for a short walk in the forest to visit some ancient trees and then a bus ride back... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Dart river safari was excellent! We have tramped the area for many years but this was a completely different way of seeing it, and we learnt new things. The scenery was brilliant. Very professional operation from start to finish! We had Elliot as the boat driver/guide - he was great! $219 looked like a lot of $$ at the start... More

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Timaru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

A day with the Dart River funyak crew is a wonderful mix of soft adventure and exploring the great outdoors. The operation is very slick- there are ample staff/guides and they are all friendly and well informed - willing to share their knowledge and experiences. You catch the bus from Queenstown so their are no transport hassles- you are well... More

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Perth, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This is a fantastic day out in this truely amazing part of the world. We did the funyak tour which includes a jet boat ride out on the Dart River to where your guides and funyaks are waiting. An amazingly fun day with stunning scenery and crystal clear blue fresh water. Our guide Sean was brilliant. Lunch is included as... More

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