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Dart River Jet Safaris

Queenstown Information Centre | Corner Camp and Shotover Streets, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64-3-442-9992
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Ranked #30 of 168 Activities in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Dart River Jet Safaris experiences are unique combinations of breathtaking ‘World Heritage’ scenery, exhilarating wilderness Jet Boating, Maori... more » Owner description: Dart River Jet Safaris 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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London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Daniel, our guide for the day was outstanding keeping us entertained, fed and safe in our Funyaks. This trip was outstanding with amazing scenery along the way. A jet boat ride to the start was full of excitement too. All wet and cold weather clothing provided was more than adequate and boy we needed it. We had our 9, 15... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We initially were not going to do the Dart River Safari having already taken the Shotover Jet Boat trip but we were very happy we did. The scenery is absolutely magnificent and will bring you right into Middle Earth. The river is very different from the Shotover and quite fun and the walk through the Beech forest was an unexpected... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I have been on this trip before in the summer and returned with family visitors for a winter version as we enjoyed it so much the first time. just as spectacular whatever the weather and we were well wrapped up with fleecy blankets and heated hand rails to hold. not so many stories from this jet boat driver (I guess... More

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Dallas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Picked up at our hotel on time. Staff had us all decked out in raincoats and life jackets in no time at all. Had a good time in the jet boat; very skilled driver. Got very wet and it was very cold. Even snowed. ! But hey, it is winter in NZ ! After the boat ride, we took a... More

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ShotoverJet, Marketing at Dart River Jet Safaris, responded to this review

Kia ora Thanks for reviewing Dart River Wilderness Jet. However we were very surprised to read your comment about "refreshments will be provided". Nowhere in any of our brochures or marketing material do we say this. The soup should be a surprise on a cold day - not an expectation. I'd really appreciate it if you could let us know... More

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

WOW is all we can say! If you're wanting to really see the wonders of this area this is a must do and well worth the price. The drive to Glenorchy is so spectacular that by the time you get there you know you're in for a treat. The whole tour was packed with information about the area with a... More

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