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Dart River Adventures

Camp and Shotover Streets | Queenstown Information Centre, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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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 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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Camp and Shotover Streets | Queenstown Information Centre, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was my first time horse riding but decided that this holiday was a good time to try something new. My horse Nick was so friendly and guided himself most of the way. The trainers definitely know what they’re doing and point out some interesting...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great day doing the funyaks and jet boating. Weather was raining all day but they rug you up before you go and that kept us warm. The lunch was a bit of a let down, nice, but we were told it was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The trip is in various parts. Drive from Queenstown is very pretty. Then a short bus ride to the forest which is overrated. The walk through the forest should have been a lot longer. Not enough time to appreciate the beauty. The jet boat ride...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the best day ever!! Went for a nice scenic ride to glenorchy where we were greeted by Gareth who was super funny and gave us all the equipment needed to gear up for funyakking! Then we head off and hopped on the dart river...More

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

Kia ora Anya, thanks so much for your lovely review. Ill be sure to pass that feedback on, particularly about Alex! Very pleased that you had such a great trip. Nga mihi, Amelia

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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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Amelia H, Marketing Coordinator at Dart River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia ora Krissi, thanks so much for the lovely review. So pleased you had a great time. Nga mihi, Amelia

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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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Amelia H, Marketing Coordinator at Dart River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia ora, Double review?! thanks so much! Nga mihi, Amelia

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Ems0130
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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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