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Address: Queenstown Information Centre | Corner Camp and Shotover Streets, Queenstown 9372, New Zealand
Phone Number: +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$247.86*
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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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Best adventure!!

Do the funyak! We were lucky enough to have Ree as our river guide. Very good, kept us safe, made for a really wonderful day. Great weather made the experience even more fun... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Do the funyak! We were lucky enough to have Ree as our river guide. Very good, kept us safe, made for a really wonderful day. Great weather made the experience even more fun and lovely. Gorgeous country. Love the tour and the professionalism. Experts in the river. Thanks guys! Cheers! Jen&Robert from Portland.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on the Dart River jet boat this morning. What stunning scenery and a well-run business that allows you to make the most of this area. The guides were also friendly and knowledgeable on all stages of the trip. The trip involved jetboating up the Dart River - a spectacular location and rightfully a heritage protected area. After the jetboat,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a terrific driver of our jet boat who took us to see some of the most beautiful spots along the Dart River. There were also a few "spins" along the way for some excitement. But the views were everything. It's expensive, but worth the money if the weather is good (we had mostly sunshine).

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Oviedo, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walk thru undisturbed native forest was enlightening. Loved the jetboat ride as good as a roller coaster. Needed the heated handrails the day we were there. Guides were all great.

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Caught the Coach to Glenorchy from Queenstown. It was a wild day out on the River the day we went. Top marks to Tim for giving us an hour long great experience though. The weather was gloomy, cold and rainy when we went which made the ride quite extreme. On a summers day it would have been even more spectacular.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This attraction is one of the best in Queenstown and the perfect mixture of exploring fascinating landscape, a thrilling jet boat experience and interesting stories...I highly recommend this trip!

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a 9AM Wilderness Jet and it was raining. There are no options to refund or change your timming. Basically when you are out in the water the fog was covering everything so all you see is rain, and fog. Not to forget it was freezing with the wind and rain (it was raining not drizzling, river flow was... More 

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

Kia ora Thank you for your review and very disappointed to read about your experience. I'm not sure how this situation occurred because even in light rain our policy is to offer weather options. Which means you have the option to get a full refund or move your trip. So I would really hope that you will send me details... More 

Danville, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On our three weeks visit to New Zealand our trip on the Dart River Wilderness Jet Boats was far and away the worst experience. Perhaps the worst of our entire travel lives. The trip is only useful as a way to stash teens tired of their parents on a vacation. The focus was entirely on 50 mph jet boats roaring... More 

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

Kia ora Greg Really disappointed to read your review. Was obviously an inclement day and cold, as NZ spring days often are. Normally you would have been issued a lined spray jacket to go under your life jacket and the boats have screens which cut the wind meaning if you have a beanie and glasses you are all wrapped up... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my 5th trip to Queenstown, and I've done heaps over the years here. This half day, though, is possibly the best overall activity I've done. You start with a scenic trip to Glenorchy, stopping to take in one of the most magnificent views anywhere. Then there's the off-road trip up to Paradise and the setting of many movies... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jet boats and natural history, all in a stunning setting at the top of Lake Wakatipu. A minbus picked us up from the hotel and took us to Glenorchy. The jet boat ride was thrilling and you get to see parts of the river you wouldn't see any other way. Even though the weather was cold, Finn our guide kept... More 

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