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“Absolutely brilliant!”

Dart River Adventures
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Jet boating, Funyaking and Horseriding. Join us, the only operator on the Dart River, for a diverse adventure from Queenstown to the frontier township of Glenorchy at the head of mighty Lake Wakatipu and into the pristine Dart River Valley and spectacular Mt Aspiring National Park. Here you’ll explore little known areas inaccessible by other means and discover a unique and dramatic environment rich in both natural and cultural heritage and legend. If there is one Queenstown experience that delivers the diversity and essence of what is 'New Zealand' - it is without doubt a trip with Dart River Adventures. Explore this awe-inspiring 'UNESCO World Heritage' area with the full or half day option that suits you best and experience 'New Zealand's Most Sensational Journey.'
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Fantastic half day! Picked up from our hotel, driven to Glenorchy, changed to a four-wheel drive bus, short informative forest walk and and absolutely brilliant jet boat ride which took more than one hour. Highly recommendable.
Our boat had all age groups from kids (probably age 10 and above) to elderly people and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. Even though boat reaches speeds up to 80km/hour the ride was smooth and we did not feel unsafe for one second.
All staff from bus driver to jet boat pilot were very friendly and seemed to love what they were doing. Do take a warm jacket and warm hat, a wind stopper and sunglasses are recommended. Life jackets are provided and mandatory, splash jackets available and handed out depending on circumstances.

Thank AMS-Tokyo
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Amelia H, Marketing Coordinator at Dart River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Kia ora, thanks for leaving such a comprehensive review. Its such a wonderful family experience! Completely agree about the warm clothing. It can get a little chilly in this part of the world. Nga mihi (regards), Amelia

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We did the wilderness adventure and it was FANTASTIC!! Brendon was our boat driver and WOW, we had the BEST time thank you. Robbie took us on the 4WD bus and the walk and was great, he told us where and what Movies had been made in the area.
Great adventure thoroughly recommended

Thank Sharon T
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Amelia H, Marketing Coordinator at Dart River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Kia ora Sharon, thanks for your feedback and particularly for mentioning Robbie. I will make sure to pass on your feedback. Nga mihi (regards), Amelia

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We enjoyed this tour. The information the drivers provided on our drive to the facility and the drive to the boat tour were interesting facts about NZ as a whole and NZ's film industry. The Jet Boat up the river was fun and had stunning views. There had been big rains a few days prior so I think it may have actually been a bit tame, but still fun.

Thank CB1020
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Amelia H, Marketing Coordinator at Dart River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Kia ora, thank you for leaving a 5 star review! Hope you had a wonderful rest of your journey. Nga mihi (regards), Amelia

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

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