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About Dart River Adventures
Jet boating and Funyaking. 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. Into the pristine Dart River Valley and the 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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Go deep into the Dart River wilderness without worrying about lugging all your own gear or the safety precautions involved when exploring unfamiliar territory. With a naturalist guide by your side and all equipment included, you’ll take a jet-boat ride, trek through the forest, and embark worry-free on an off-road backcountry tour through Mt. Aspiring National Park. Hotel pickup and drop-off adds extra convenience.
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Auntylily2015 wrote a review 14 May
Auckland Central, New Zealand23 contributions5 helpful votes
Wow this experience is a must when in Queenstown. Jet boat up the river and funyaks (inflatable kayaks) back down the river. It was an amazing day with an excellent guide the scenery is just amazing and the water is so clear and drinkable too. Hi highly recommended for all ages.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Daniel Piper wrote a review 3 May
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This is a great tour and I highly recommend it to anyone who is visiting Glenorchy. Our driver Ben was friendly, knowledgeable and made you feel comfortable that he was behind the wheel - as I suspect all their drivers do. Overall, it's a great value trip and the best jet boating I've done anywhere. The jet boating itself was great fun and the scenery is truly spectacular. My wife and I found ourselves both keen to go back and do it again. For us, it's a must do.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Matt M wrote a review Apr 2021
Queenstown, New Zealand11 contributions
Fantastic trip, through unbelievable scenery. Combined two awesome activities with jet boating and 'Funyaking' back down the Dart River. We had excellent guides who were really personable, knowledgeable and managed the groups day very well and adapted to the days conditions!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Alfrado10 wrote a review Apr 2021
Wellington, New Zealand88 contributions33 helpful votes
What an awesome ride. The driver gave interesting local information on little stops along the way which was great. we have done all the Queenstown Jet Boat rides and this is by far the best it's does everything all the others do and then some the staff are awesome and knowledgeable on local history all the while your getting a true rive jetboat ride and yes when crossing the lake with the spins but it's the river ride that takes your breath away simply a must do
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Terry Goodall wrote a review Mar 2021
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Excellent guides (take a bow - Bill, Toby, James) & booking service (Oilivia, Sue). Very good value with good gear and organisation. Highly recommended
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from Jane_Dart_River, Customer Experience Representative at Dart River Adventures
Responded 6 days ago
Kia ora Terryali Thank you for you review and shout out to our team - we are very proud of them and the great job they do showing off our spectacular part of the world. Enjoy the rest of your holidays and we hope to see you again in the future.
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