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Dart River

Camp and Shotover Streets | Queenstown Information Centre, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 9992
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Immerse yourself in an authentic New Zealand experience in some of the world’s most amazing scenery. The adventure begins in Queenstown, moves along Lake Wakatipu to Glenorchy before heading into the pristine Dart River Valley and the World Heritage area of Mount Aspiring National Park. Enjoy the rich cultural heritage of this area overlooked by Te Koroka, the mythical sleeping giant in the hills famed for its abundance of pounamu. This truly is some of New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery and includes mountains, glaciers, alpine lakes and ancient beech forest which have formed a recogniseable backdrop to Middle Earth and many other well know movies. Both jet boating and kayak tours are available ensuring that both adrenaline lovers and those looking for a more leisurely and immersive experience are catered for.
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  • Average1%
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“beech forest” (70 reviews)
“fun yaks” (29 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Camp and Shotover Streets | Queenstown Information Centre, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 9992
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our family of 4 with 2 young boys aged 6 & 4 enjoyed our time with the dart river team. From pick up from our hotel to the trip proper, we had met friendly professionals who provided clear instructions. Great commentary about the area, Queenstown/Glenorchy/Paradise....More

Thank HappyBingo
Reviewed 6 days ago

Took our 3 teenagers with us as a family. Was enjoyed by all. Would HIGHLY recommend. Sensory overload.....the walk, the boat ride, the bus ride was so worth it. Great friendly tour guides, all a wealth of knowledge about the surroundings

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Thank Karen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent day spent on the Dart River with very friendly staff who really looked after us. We had a fun ride on the jet boat through stunning scenery, and then enjoyed a more leisurely paddle on the funyaks. Despite being mid-winter, we were not...More

Thank sarabV3013TL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone warned us that the Shotover Het has more 360s than the Dart Jet. But I felt ill on the Dart Jet and not on the Shotover. Another lady on our boat vomited over the side; I was lucky to make it back to shore...More

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Kate_NTT_Southern, Marketing Coordinator at Dart River, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora, Our sincerest apologies for you feeling ill during your jet boat ride with Dart River. Do you usually get motion sickness? It is not a pleasant feeling ill. We are pleased you enjoyed the forest walk and talking about the various movies that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This experience is by far one of the best days out I have had in a long time! Right from the start of the trip the staff are so friendly and professional. On the drive to glenorchy your driver willl talk about the history of...More

Thank Seanog M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best trip in QT. The views were like stepping onto another planet. Waterfalls, snow capped mountains, incredible guides, adventure and great lunch. Yes it's winter bit they give you warm winter clothes to stay dry and warm. You HAVE to do this if you are...More

Thank stephaniejob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The drive to the dart river was absolutely beautiful.The staff was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Funyakking was fun and the scenery can't be beat.

Thank Kaceyrose1234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed my day doing the Dart River Funyak tour. The guides were very knowledgable and friendly. The lunch included was very tasty and filling. Overall was a great day, it was raining but I think that made it even better. I can't fault anything....More

Thank Connor G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This experience is by far one of the best days out I have had in a long time! Right from the start of the trip the staff are so friendly and professional. There is running commentary all the way to Glenorchy which is an amazing...More

Thank pspw1604
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a trip to Glenorchy with this company. The staff were super friendly and well organised. The jetboat trip was fun and the funyaks were great. The scenery is amazing. Lunch is a picnic in a a beautiful area.

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5 August 2017|
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.
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!!
13 May 2017|
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Response from Johanna K | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. It will be cold. Ring them and ask. We did the jet boat etc not funyaking. Wrap up warmly and they give you big water proof fleecy lined coats