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Address: Queenstown Information Centre | Corner Camp and Shotover Streets, Queenstown 9372, New Zealand
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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$250.21*
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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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First, I will say that this was a standout highlight of our 5 week trip to Australia and New Zealand. We did the jet boat on a day that was absolutely cloudless. The river, the... read more

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

First, I will say that this was a standout highlight of our 5 week trip to Australia and New Zealand. We did the jet boat on a day that was absolutely cloudless. The river, the lake, the mountains were all gorgeous. And the jet boat is a thrilling way to see it. The Dart River jet boat is very expensive... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This day on the Dart River Wilderness tour was the highlight of our trip to Queenstown and that's saying something, as there are heaps of awesome things to do here. Our boat driver Ethan was awesome and our bus driver, Blair was very informative and quite funny at times. Blair has a great sense of humour and a big character.... More 

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an amazing trip on the Dart river with a stop off in the forest. The jets are fast and fun. Our guide Gavin was terrific. The views were incredible. We loved every minute.

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south west france
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Booked this trip way back in September when planning our NZ trip and expected it to last for about an hour or so. We presented ourselves at Glenorchy on a beautiful clear day and were kitted out (life jackets and waterproofs) by the friendly and helpful staff. Into a bus with our driver/guide Rob Henderson and taken way up river... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

For a great day out book on a Dart river cruise. A well informed guide takes you on a walk in an ancient beech forest and tells you all about the area's history . This is followed by a jet boat ride up the Dart river and back. It's a thrilling ride!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The jet boat ride itself was pretty short considering the longish bus ride and some tourism fluff in between. The ride itself is pretty tame, bug the views alone are worth the price. The staff was all really nice, just needs to get to the actual boat tour.

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was skeptical of this, but it is really a fantastic ride. Sit in shallow bottom boats powered by twin Chevy engines. Speed through the Dart River at 60 mph with periodic 360 degree spins. We were there on the most beautiful sunny day imaginable which added to the wonderment. Great way to see the scenery. Outstanding thrill.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our holiday home lady tipped us off that the Dart River Wilderness trip was excellent value if we wanted to experience more than just a local jet boat ride and she was spot on! From the start it was extremely well organised and excellent value. We got a small bus pick up close to home and a very enjoyable 45min... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views from the river are simply amazing. Each vista more beautiful than the next. The crew were outstanding, making for a really fun filled and exhilarating experience! The jet boat spins are fantastic and a great way to get your blood pumping! Mark our pilot was great and had fun all afternoon. Highly recommend this activity.

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Traverse City, Mi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great fun racing up the Dart River, swerving and skidding, with a few splashy 360 degree spins! Then a very enjoyable paddle part way downstream in inflatable canoes (Funyaks). Great guide, Ed, was quite knowledgeable and capable, plus interesting and engaging. Not for the faint of heart or small children or pregnant women!

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