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Address: Queenstown Information Centre | Corner Camp and Shotover Streets, Queenstown 9372, New Zealand
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+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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US$247.53*
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Dart River 'Funyak' Canoe and Jet Boat Tour from Queenstown
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Dart River Jet Boat Ride and Wilderness Jet from Queenstown
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Ultimate Nature Experience from Queenstown: Dart River Jet Boat Ride and Lake...

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Took our kids aged 13 and 9 on the Dart River Safari. Great fun. The drive in was beautiful followed by an informative walk through the native forest before boarding the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Took our kids aged 13 and 9 on the Dart River Safari. Great fun. The drive in was beautiful followed by an informative walk through the native forest before boarding the exhilarating jet boats. We had more than an hour on the river, hurtling at up to 70kmph through stunning scenery. Whilst our kids enjoyed the Shotover more, I preferred... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Would absolutely recommend this trip to anyone. The afternoon flowed so effortlessly despite the operation being logistically heavy i.e. coaches and transfer, jet boats, walking trails, canoes. Plus we happened to be there on one of the busiest days of the year (around New Years). Our Guide, Morgan, did a terrific job of keeping us moving and motivated whilst telling... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour is a great mix of everything- a nice drive with commentary about the area, a walk thru the forest with some photo opportunities and the jet boats. As a first time jet boater I enjoyed the mix of tricks (love those 360's) and some amazing scenery (at a fast pace). All the staff we dealt with on the... More 

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

Kia Ora, Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you had a fun day out on your Wilderness Trip with Dart River. The scenery is quite amazing isn't it. Hopefully you got some amazing memories and photos to look back on. I will be sure to pass on the positive feedback to our friendly staff. Safe travels.... More 

Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Jetboats in Sydney were more stunt rides. Here, you had to go a long distance too so it was more swerving and speed and collision avoidance with trees, driftwood, rocks, etc. I enjoyed this more. Plus it was freshwater so splashes were not crusty salty gross the rest of the day. Because they put you in wet suits (smart!) the... More 

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

Kia Ora, Thank you for your review. As Dart River and Shotover Jet are owned by the same company we work together. However there is definitely a bit of friendly competition and we just scored some major points with your positive comments. Safe travels. Kind Regards, Aloise. More 

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great family experience for a family with teens- it is like an amusement ride on steroids! The drivers are experienced and I felt safe but it's not for the fain of heart - as we zipped around large rocks at 90 KM/hr I MIGHT have closed my eyes! The scenery is amazing, guides well informed and everyone had fun.

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

Kia Ora, Thank you for your review. We are so pleased to hear you had a great family experience on your Wilderness Trip with Dart River. Our drivers are well experienced with doing an additional 70 hours of training in addition to what is required before taking their commercial license. The scenery is certainly amazing in the Glenorchy and we... More 

Boca Raton, United States
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 5 was picked up near our hotel and shuttled to the Dart River Wilderness Jet Boat offices. We were issued our wetsuits and booties along with windbreakers. We then drove to the takeoff point for the jet boats. There were 2 boats to accommodate the travelers. Off we whizzed up the river. The scenery was amazing. The... More 

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

Kia Ora, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear that your family had a blast on your Funyak Trip with Dart River. By seeing the amazing Glenorchy scenery from our Jet Boats certainly gives passengers a breath taking experience. Hopefully you were able to capture some amazing photos to show... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For those who don't want to jump off bridges, fall from great heights or otherwise engage in the extreme adventures this part of the world offers, this jet boat ride is great fun. You also get to take a walk in the forest and have a fun bus trip (especially if you are lucky enough to have Robbie as your... More 

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

Kia Ora Keith and Catherine, Thank you for writing your review. We are so pleased to hear you had fun on your Wilderness Trip with Dart River. Hopefully you were able to capture some beautiful photos from your trip to share with family and friends. I will be sure to pass on your compliments to Robbie. We love your recommendation... More 

Edmond, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are an off-the-beaten path family. We like adventure, but not the prime tourist events. Our travel agent wanted to book us on the shotover jet and we said no because we thought it was too touristy. She booked this for us as a more unique experience. I'm glad we got to see Glenorchy. The drive and driver were wonderful.... More 

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

Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are pleased to hear your family enjoyed your Wilderness Trip with Dart River, especially during the easy walking tour and Jet Boat ride. All of our guides have good knowledge about the area and we are happy to hear you enjoyed the details learnt. Safe travels. Kind... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Flying down the Dart river was a fun time. I used my GoPro to record most of the ride. The scenery is great but watch out for that crafty driver doing donuts in the river -- sit in the front if you don't want to get wet! They will take your picture at the end in the boat and you... More 

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Westchester County, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This absolutely fantastic journey was top or 2nd favorite activity for my whole family of 5. The outfit is top notch and very caring to the environment. Our jet boat guide was very informative and the views were tremendous!! There was so much filmed in this valley and you would never know as there are no signs of lots of... More 

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

Kia Ora, Thank you for your review. We loved to hear that you had an absolutely fantastic journey on your Wilderness Trip with Dart River. Glenorchy certainly shows off the pure beauty of our nature here in New Zealand and we hope that you were able to capture some amazing memories and tremendous photos to share with family and friends.... More 

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