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Address: Queenstown Information Centre | Corner Camp and Shotover Streets, Queenstown 9372, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-442 9992
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Dart River Jet experiences are unique combinations of breathtaking 'World...

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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Exhilarating and breathtaking!

As this was part of my preplanned trip itinerary, I did not know much about this excursion. Needless to say, probably one of the more enjoyable activities I've done during my 2... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As this was part of my preplanned trip itinerary, I did not know much about this excursion. Needless to say, probably one of the more enjoyable activities I've done during my 2 weeks here in NZ! This activity package was about 5 hours. I was picked up right outside of my accommodation in QTown promptly at 11:45 and dropped off... More 

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Kiwionwheels, Marketing at Dart River - Wilderness Jet, responded to this review

Kia ora Thanks for your review and particularly the feedback on Blair. It's great to get that sort of feedback for the staff and it will take pride of place on the staff newsletter for the next while. Kind regards Nigel Kerr More 

Denmark, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were so glad that we booked this day trip. The bus ride up was through beautiful countryside and allowed opportunities for photography. The boat trip is very professionally conducted with a very talented driver who took us on a thrilling ride up the Dart river, often skimming 10 cm above the bottom at breakneck speed, before launching into a... More 

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Kate_NTT_Southern, Marketing Coordinator at Dart River - Wilderness Jet, responded to this review

Kia ora, Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you had an exhilarating Wilderness Jet trip with Dart River. The whole trip from start to finished is through incredible scenery isn't it. Lots of photo opportunities so hopefully you were able to capture some memorable moments. Our staff love sharing the breathtaking surrounding they work in with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the jet boat tour as part of our Milford sound scenic flight, and I'm damn glad we did! We have done jet boating before in the Gold Coast, but this was completely different and a whole lot cooler. Winter tours don't go as far up the river, but the water is crystal clear and you might get lucky... More 

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Kate_NTT_Southern, Marketing Coordinator at Dart River - Wilderness Jet, responded to this review

Kia ora, Thank you for your review. This would have been quite a different experience from the Gold Coast - a little fresher and more scenic. We are so pleased you had an awesome trip. It would have been quite spectacular combining it with a flight to Milford Sound. We hope you got some incredible photos including the secret inlet.... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This adventure has it all. It’s not only the thrilling boat ride, not only the scenery, but both and more like an informative walk through an ancient beech tree forest, delicious soup and stunning pictures you’ll have afterwards. The ride to Glenorchy from Queenstown is unbelievably beautiful and a great start of the rest you’ll see and experience, which is... More 

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Kate_NTT_Southern, Marketing Coordinator at Dart River - Wilderness Jet, responded to this review

Kia ora Jordi, Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you have an adventurous Wilderness Trip with Dart River. We believe all the elements balance one another and visitors get the best of all that the area has. The warm suit is quite a treat especially on a cold day. Hopefully you got some great photos to take... More 

San Rafael, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tour. Boat ride was exciting and picturesque. The guided walk and bus tour were super interesting and informative. They were spot on on their timing estimate, but the bus part was not clear to me from their website. Even if you drive yourself you will have a portion of the tour by bus. You travel up the dart river,... More 

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Kate_NTT_Southern, Marketing Coordinator at Dart River - Wilderness Jet, responded to this review

Kia ora Chris, Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you had a great Wilderness Jet trip with Dart River. We feel quite spoilt to be working in an amazing part of the world. Our staff love sharing this with visitors. Hopefully you were able to get some great photos. Glenorchy is definitely worth spending some more time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well what can we say, we first saw dart river safaris back in 2012 and vowed we would do this adventure when we returned to Queenstown. Four years later and we weren't disappointed from the moment we were picked up to the moment we were dropped off we were looked after and made so very welcome. Blair our human relocation... More 

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Kate_NTT_Southern, Marketing Coordinator at Dart River - Wilderness Jet, responded to this review

Kia ora Helen, Thank you for your review. We are so happy that your trip with Dart River four years after you first visited Queenstown was a memorable one and worth the wait. It is quite spectacular up the Dart River. Hopefully you were able to capture some amazing photos to show your family and friends. We will be sure... More 

Mill Park, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great way to see this beautiful place, a must do. Very informative and we had a beautiful sunny day.

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Kate_NTT_Southern, Marketing Coordinator at Dart River - Wilderness Jet, responded to this review

Kia ora Liz, Thank you for your review. We glad the weather was sunny for you and you had an informative trip with Dart River and we definitely agree that Queenstown is beautiful and a must do. Hopefully you got lots of photos. Safe travels. Kind Regards, Kate More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My parents (in their 80s ) and I took the afternoon Jet boat Trip last week . We had the most wonderful trip. The scenery was absolutely spectacular and the jet boating exciting. Finn our driver was informative and made sure everyone was enjoying the trip. He went out of his way to ensure the safety and comfort of all... More 

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Kate_NTT_Southern, Marketing Coordinator at Dart River - Wilderness Jet, responded to this review

Kia ora Jennie, Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you had a wonderful trip with your parents on Dart River. Hopefully you were able to capture some family memories on your camera. It is definitely cooler with the snow around the the stunning scenery helps. We will make sure we pass on your compliments to Finn. Safe... More 

Emerald, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We debated whether to do this or Shot over jet and are all so glad that we chose this...we got the adrenaline of shooting upstream over mere inches of water darting in and out of the namesake river and had an amazing tour of the beauty of the region along with a hike!!! For anyone wanting value for money with... More 

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Kate_NTT_Southern, Marketing Coordinator at Dart River - Wilderness Jet, responded to this review

Kia ora Renee, Thank you for your review. We are so excited to hear that your trip on Dart River was one of the highlights of your trip to New Zealand. It is amazing how little water the boats need to operate on isn't it. You definitely get the adrenaline with the beauty on this trip. We love your recommendation... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is well worth the cost and effort. The drive from Queenstown to Glenorchy is great. From the time you start the trip on the 4WD bus, passing a number of high country stations, to the walk through the forest and culminating with the jet boat experience along the Dart River, it is fantastic. This is movie country! All the... More 

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Kate_NTT_Southern, Marketing Coordinator at Dart River - Wilderness Jet, responded to this review

Kia ora Michael, Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you had such a fantastic and memorable trip with Dart River. There is so much to take in from start to finish so we hope you managed to learn a few things and take some memorable photos of your trip to show family and friends. Our staff thoroughly... More 

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