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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 #33 of 165 activities in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
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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Robbinsville, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

No better way to see some of the surrounding area than to take a walk through a rainforest followed by a high speed boat ride. The entire family loved this. The high speed ride was spectacular and seeing the rainforest and local breathtaking views was just awesome.

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Kincumber, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Even though this was a very early start and the fact that we were dressed up like penguins to combat the cold it proved to be on of the best days of the whole trip. Loved the jet boat and even better getting the hang of canoe paddling. Good food provided and the guides were great, good sports and full... More

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Melbourne
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Our group had a full day trip up the Dart River just before the ski season started. It was very cold and dry but the company provided us with all the waterproof ponchos etc that you needed. We were picked up before dawn at the Hilton (see separate review) and driven to Glenorchy, the base of the safari company. We... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The Dart River Jet Safari is the ultimate jet boat experience in the pristine area of Glenorchy and Paradise. Yes, the area is called Paradise and is the best place a visitor could go to experience the adventures New Zealand hold as well as an awesome jet boat experience. I go to this area nearly every time I am back... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I chose this tour primarily for the awesome 1-hour wilderness jet boat ride on the Dart River. It was amazing how shallow the water was which still didn't pose any problems. Our driver was amazing and did several 360's. The tour of Paradise where many scenes have been shot from Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit was just spectacular.... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My husband was skeptical of the trip at firs,t but it was truly the highlight of our trip to Queenstown! Our bus driver picked us up at the hotel (Heritage) and drove us to Glenarchy. He stopped along the way to let us out and take pictures at a scenic spot. Once we got to the headquarters, we were split... More

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Such a chilled out awesome day with such amazing scenery. Great for families, couples and singles alike. Our guide Dan was awesome, as was Dave our Jetboat driver. Everyone we encountered throughout the day, including the crew who greeted us once we returned to the shop at the end of the day, was super enthusiastic and cheerful. All around great... More

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Auckland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My wife and I decided to do the full day Funyak tour, and it was well worth it. Had a great jetboat ride up the river (including spins) to the starting point of the Funyak trip, and then floated down river. Very peaceful, and amazing scenery wherever you look. It was quite cold, but not bad once we were fully... More

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This trip was totally awesome. The jet boat ride was incredible, the guides were lovely and super knowledgeable without being boring and the surroundings just stunning. All in all the Jet boat safari is such good value for money and totally keeps you interested and really is fun for every kind of person from families to older couples. I will... More

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I initially didn't want to go for this activity. I read some negative reviews on TA and thought I didn't want to risk it as QT has many many other amazing activities. And plus it's very pricey too. But then my sister recommended it. In fact they strongly recommended it. So after few more thoughts, I finally cancelled the other... More

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