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Dart River Adventures

Camp and Shotover Streets | Queenstown Information Centre, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Join us, the only operator on the Dart River, for a diverse adventure from Queenstown to the frontier township of Glenorchy at the head of mighty Lake Wakatipu and into the pristine Dart River Valley and spectacular Mt Aspiring National Park. Here you’ll explore little known areas inaccessible by other means and discover a unique and dramatic environment rich in both natural and cultural heritage and legend. If there is one Queenstown experience that delivers the diversity and essence of what is 'New Zealand' - it is without doubt a trip with Dart River Adventures. Explore this awe-inspiring 'UNESCO World Heritage' area with the full or half day option that suits you best and experience 'New Zealand's Most Sensational Journey.'
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“trilogy loop” (43 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Camp and Shotover Streets | Queenstown Information Centre, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had an amazing time on the Hobbits Hack horse ride. Staff were friendly and the horses were very tame and well behaved. Holly was our guide and she was very patient with all of us beginners and informative about the area. Driver Jakob gave great...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

A worthy day's adventure. The ride out to Glenorchy was very scenic and the forest walk, both beautiful and informative. The highlight, though, was the jet boat ride. Simon, our captain, was obviously skilled in handing the boat, navigating through ankle deep channels, spinning 360's,...More

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We love the ride through the river. Our driver was fun and exciting. It goes really fast up the stream and he would do turns in the middle of the river getting the crowd all excited. It lasts for almost two hours.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did the Dart River Funyak experience and it was fantastic. The guides were great, all gear supplied, and the lunch was very nice. Only complaint it the long drop loos could do with a clean. Would do it again.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Queenstown. We had a guided drive through some spectacular scenery. Then a short forest walk with our guide. Then the highlight was the jet boat. This was exciting but at the same time we felt...More

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Amelia H, Marketing Coordinator at Dart River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora, thanks for leaving such a lovely review. We agree that it certainly is a must do. The scenery that you see from the jet boat is something magical. Safe travels, Amelia

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I went for 2 hours horse riding trip, the weather is quite cold when we check in at Glenorchy, But they provide neck warmer & hot drinks make us feel warm. And they will give us some training to learn how to...More

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Amelia H, Marketing Coordinator at Dart River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora Jenny, thanks so much for the wonderful review. Couldn't agree more about bringing extra clothing! Its an incredible view but can get very cold down in this part of the world. Safe travels, Amelia

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Ems0130
25 January 2018|
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Response from Mike W | Reviewed this property |
You must wear the wetsuit and the guides will advise how cold it will be so go on their advice. We found it sufficient to just wear shorts and the wetsuit. The company provides the boots. It is a great day out, enjoy... More
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Georgina2207
5 August 2017|
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Response from Medon L | Reviewed this property |
3-4 hours, including a long lunch break. It's not a strenuous kayak at all: the current does most of the work.
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Dana L
26 June 2017|
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Response from Sarah B | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the answer from judyden6. Layer layer layer! The water is cool in the summer so would be cold in the winter!!
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