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Reviewed 9 September 2016

The guides are loving it as much as the guests and why wouldn't they it isnt a job to explore untouched magnifigence. I recommend September, we had sunshine and snow peaks.

Date of experience: September 2016
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DartRiverJetSafaris, Marketing at Dart River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2016

Kia ora
Have to agree with your review, it is a stunning office to work in every day and yes it can feel more like an adventure holiday than work. Glad you enjoyed our Dart River valley and hope the remainder of your holiday is full of more such gems.
Kind regards
Nigel Kerr

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Reviewed 9 September 2016

We are so glad we had the opportunity to participate in this wilderness adventure. Lots of informative conversation from our guide Ian about the river and the rainforest followed by a great fun ride on the jet boat. These drivers are so skilled and knowledgeable. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Kiwionwheels, Marketing at Dart River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2016

Kia ora Dunara
Thanks for your review and Iain will be chuffed you singled him out. He has been with us for ten years and a real font of knowledge about so many things. He gets a real Buzz from giving people what we call "memorable gems". Hope the remainder of your holiday was just as great.
Kind regards, Nigel Kerr

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Reviewed 8 September 2016

We were recommended to do this tour. 2 of our 6 were a bit unsure. Along we went on a chilly winter August morning. What a thrill On the jet boat and a fantastic trip back down the Dart River on the Funyaks in the sunshine, pristine river an surrounding snow capped mountains. Great memories for all the family. Don't be put off by the cost, worth every cent and away from the crowds.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Kiwionwheels, Marketing at Dart River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2016

Kia ora Tanya
Thanks for your review. Winter doesn't always feel like the right time of the year to go paddling but you are rugged up so warm and the isolation and snowy mountain tops just take over. Glad you were able to take the family. Hope the rest of the holiday went just as well.
Kind regards, Nigel Kerr

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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We had an absolutely brilliant day in the jet boat. The dart river was truly one of the most spectacular places we have ever been. The staff were also exceptional, with Finn (boat driver) helping us all to feel comfortable and have a great time. Iain (our bus driver) was also great, full of amazing information about the lakes and the forest. We would recommend this trip to everyone. Our kids ( 7 and 9 yrs old) had the time of their lives.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Kate_NTT_Southern, Marketing Coordinator at Dart River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2016

Kia ora David,
Thank you for your review.We are so pleased you had an amazing experience on your Wilderness Trip with Dart River. The scenery is quite spectacular isn't it. Hopefully you got some great photos for the family album. I will be sure to pass your compliments onto Finn and Iain. We love you recommendation - thank you. Enjoy the rest of your family holiday. Safe travels. Kind Regards, Kate

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Reviewed 5 September 2016

Stunning scenery, and an enthusiastic pair of riding instructors made this one of the highlights of our trip to NZ. The drive from Queenstown to Glenorchy is breathtaking.
We were kitted-out at the stables with boots and gear, then driven 10 minutes by mini-bus to where the horses are kept. We were novice riders but the instructors helped us get familiar with the horses and provided a great commentary during our ride. They made it a really fun experience. If you are looking for a horse riding trip in great surroundings book this one. We did the River Wild route.

Date of experience: August 2016
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