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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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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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Great, even on rainy day

Not too much of summer here today, chilly and rain, but was still a great day. Nice ride over to Glenorchy from Queenstown. Took a ride through the countryside and a forest... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not too much of summer here today, chilly and rain, but was still a great day. Nice ride over to Glenorchy from Queenstown. Took a ride through the countryside and a forest walk. Saw many movie locations. Jet boat was awesome with its turns. Raining, but it didn't dampen the fun.

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

Kia Ora, Thank you for writing your review. We are delighted that you had a great day on the Wilderness Jet with Dart River despite the rain. The rain can make for a refreshing experience but at least all of our Jet Boats have heated handrails to keep your hands warm. Safe travels. Kind regards, Aloise. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on the Dart River wilderness jet boat today. What a great experience looking through the natural beach tree forest nature walk then onto to jet boat. Our guide/ coach driver Alix and for the boat Daniel were great. We run and organised group. A must do.

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

Kia Ora Peter, Thank you for your review. We are excited to hear that you had a great experience on your Wilderness Jet trip with Dart River. I will be sure to pass on your compliments to Alix and Daniel. Safe travels. Kind regards, Aloise. More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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Aloise_NTT_Southern, Marketing Intern at Dart River - Wilderness Jet, responded to this review

Kia Ora Andy, First of all thank you for taking the time to write a review about your time with us. We are so pleased that you and your family had great fun on the Wilderness Jet with Dart River. The drive out to Glenorchy is one of the greatest drives in New Zealand with the beautiful scenery. Hopefully you... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Kia Ora Hilary, Thank you for writing your review. We always appreciate hearing back from customers. We are delighted that you had a fantastic experience on your Wilderness Jet with Dart River. I will be sure to congratulate Morgan on doing a terrific job during the busy period. Safe travels. Kind regards, Aloise. More 

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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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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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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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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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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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