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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 #32 of 168 Activities in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Dart River Jet experiences are unique combinations of breathtaking 'World Heritage' scenery, exhilarating wilderness Jet Boating, Maori heritage and... more » 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'. « less
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Thank you Dart River Jet Safaris for the best trip ever. From when Jared pick me up our driver for the day, he had a very friendly easy way with him and his knowledge of the area was very interesting. The Four wheel drive bus tour is great and again interesting with lots of reference to movie scenes and stops... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

One of the best experiences I've ever had, it is so beautiful and makes you feel so unbelievably blessed to experience it, special mention to our guide Matt !! Hilarious and up for a bit of healthy competition, flogged you mate ;) 110% would recommend to everyone

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

If, you're doing Jet ride than you must go to the dart river. Reason: it is like you are playing criss cross game in river drivers are very good. He gave us greenstone :D vege soup was relieving in that cold. bus driver was very firendly he clicked our pictures as well without us asking him :)

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Phoenix, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

For $ 219 I expected more. They said that the tour duration is 6 hours, but it was less. We had Jet Boat ride that was really amazing. After that they drove us to the forest where we spent around 30 minutes. Then, they returned us to the village where we had more than 1.5 hour free, waiting for our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Such an enjoyable day and saw so many beautiful things I've never seen or experienced before. It was so worth it and I really enjoyed that there were different things to do throughout the day like jetboating, kayaking and driving through Glenorchy. It was one of my favourite things I did during my visit to Queenstown. Our instructors, Dan, Morgan... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This was really good and outstanding value for money. You got the boat ride and then a walk through the forest and bus ride back through places where parts of Lord of the Rings were filmed. The whole thing took a few hours. The boat driver Aaron and bus driver Ben were both really nice and helpful- the best activity... More

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Nelson/Wellington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The tour includes a drive through Paradise (we had Rod, a local with a tonne of knowledge) and a small loop walk in a beech forest. The boat ride is about 1.5 hours and is a lovely scenic trip, take your camera and take some photos along the way. You have 45-odd minutes at the end to wander around Glenorchy,... More

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The reason that we sought out the Dart River Jet Safari was because a guide on an Auckland tour, Kenny, recommended it to us. It wasn't just a thrill ride (though the 360 spins were awesome!), it was a great way to see the incredible scenery of the Dart River which was used over and over again in LOTR. The... More

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Another wonderful day out at just on 4 hours this is a great way to experience parts of New Zealand. We loved the Jet Boat ride it is exciting and mostly dry The guided coach trip highlights some beautiful and interesting movie locations.

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

this was my favourite activity in glenorchy ... and if I had to choose between the river jet and the 4x4 LOTR safari I would say the river jet experience wins hands down ... not only has thrills of speed etc but you really feel you're getting more 'outback' ... good knowledge esp from our bus driver back from river... More

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