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Jet boating, Funyaking and Horseriding. 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...more
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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

Gentle ride in stunning scenery! The guides were really helpful and looking out for everyone. Perfect for beginners and families :)

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had the best day!! What an experience, with some great tour guides that make the day even better. The views are unreal and Funyaking was great fun. We had Amber as our guide, she was fabulous at making sure we all enjoyed ourselves.

Thank hayleyfletcher39
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was awesome. We did the jet safari on the Dart river and we loved every minute. Well organised as we were picked up close to our hotel and driven to Glenorchy to board the jet boat then it was a blast up the Dart...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank swannythemoose
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great day out. Ripping time on the Jet Boat and even better time on the Fun Kayaks. Fantastic guide (Matt with a moustache) who adapted what we did in-line with our paddling ability. Some much fun cruising down the river

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank rodneys244
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The day started in downtown Queenstown and included a scenic drive (what in New Zealand isn’t scenic?), a short hike in a primordial forest with trees more than 1000 years old, a four-wheel-drive vehicle to access a river and then a high speed shotover boat...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank beautifulbutterflies
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a day my best friend and I had experiencing Dart River. The scenery for one, was incredible. Floating down the River and trying to take in this Jurassic-like environment was just surreal. The drive from Queenstown to Glenorchy was beautiful and our driver was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jessstowe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Paid 259. I think it is overall worth it. The driver picked us up in the city and drove 45 mins to the destination. We had a bushwalk for 15 to 30 mins. Then we went on a jetboat. Almost did it for one hour....More

Thank markchanchan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Changing into fleece sweaters, wet suits, wet books, jackets and life preservers was the start of a fabulous day. We were bused to the Dart River, where 14 of us we climbed aboard a jet boat. We sped up the Dart River, barely missing overhanging...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Beverley R
Amelia H, Marketing Coordinator at Dart River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kia ora, thanks so much for leaving such a positive review. Safe travels, Amelia

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fab half day adventure.. there’s a lovely drive along the lake. Superb views. A walk through the woods, a visit to LOTR filming sites and the best boat ride ya gonna get to go on. We had a great time, thrilling ride...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Amelia H, Marketing Coordinator at Dart River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Kia ora, thanks for sending through this awesome feedback. Safe travels, Amelia

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Opted for the 2 hour River Wild horse riding tour. When we got there staff was welcoming and helped with fitting the necessary attire (helmet/boots). Another staff member drove us to the site where we would start our tour. We were allocated horses and lined...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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YakS7
22 August 2018|
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Response from jesssenior24 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - I did! Was absolutely fine, you don't go faster than walking
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Response from MikeW5601 | 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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G2207
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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