Dart River Jet Safaris

Dart River Jet Safaris

Wilderness Safari

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Jason Smith

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Perfect experience.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Marion Geillon

France

Ranking: 9/10

Great experience. They split all guests into 2 groups. One starts with the bus trip through the off road to Paradise and the Lord of the Rings filming locations and then the Forest Road to finish with a jet boat ride. We did this and think it is the best to finish with the most exciting part. But if you do not get the choice, everything is great especially if you have sun during the day and if it rained a few days before as it makes the river more fun and interesting.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Rebecca Wharton

England

Ranking: 10/10

Bought as a present and a fantastic experience. All the employees were fantastic and made it an incredible afternoon. Lovely to see and hear how proud they are of their country.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in February 2015

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Maya Bakker-deDreu

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Good service with raincoats and warm capes. Very expensive. We missed coffee and tea after the trip. Guides and bus driver are very enthusiastic.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Ton Franke

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Very cool experience, nice surroundings, helpful people, expensive but worth it.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Jelinek

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Exceptional staff, excellent value and fun.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Sylvia & Garrit

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

It was a guided tour first transfer from Queenstown to Glenorchy, then 4WD bus to Paradise Valley and movie locations. After that a tiny walk through Beech Forest (too short), then an awesome jetboat ride on Dart River with Gavin!!!

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Nicole van Bergen

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Good guides, jet boat was superb, walking in forest and information was very good. 4wheel drive scenery beautiful.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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cruisysue

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

This was a great day out with fantastic scenery but make sure you wear insect repellent!

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Karen Stephens

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Let me set the scene - 17 people and it's my 50th.I'm a Kiwi living in Oz and so two thirds of the people who attended came from Australia . As a thank you to all my friends I decided to book this trip - a wee taste of NZ to highlight our breathtaking scenery and then a bit of excitement thrown in for the thrill seeking friends by going on the jet boat trip. Let me set you straight - I freakin hate speed!!!! Anyhoo I decided to push my boundaries. I knew prior to booking that there were people on the trip that may not have felt comfortable doing a jet boat trip but also knew I was a sooky-la-la and therefore might think "oh, okay, if she is going to do this, then so can I" Matt, our driver, who all the girls were drooling over but I did not actually register until the end of the trip (hmmm, does that what the meaning of "save the best for last" means!!) was absolutely fantastic. Bloody nice guy, knew his job and just got on with it! Felt really safe and loved the whole experience. So to all of you out there feeling a little bit of trepidation...if this little Kiwi chick can do it, believe me, so can you!!! The proof was in the pudding - my friends came up and said that they had a ball!! I need to say a big THANK YOU to all the people at Dart River - from the receptionists to the bus driver to the boat driver to the girls at the desk - you are what makes a great experience even better!!

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Mark Franklin

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Great day, totally enjoyed.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Sue Carren

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Informative. Knowledgable tour guides.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Katarina Bokor

Australia

Ranking: 7/10

Was a great experience, howvever the battery ran out and we missed out on the video.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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topsy08

France

Ranking: 3/10

The actual jet boat was fun but there was nothing personal about the experience. You have one guy pick you up, another drive you to the boat and yet another steer the boat. The group is quite large and there were people ranging from those wearing hiking boots to high heals. The take the cheesy photos which they sell for $45. Wouldn't recommend for the price.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Katie Mitchell

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

This was great, we did a little walk thru a beech forest before doing our jet boat ride. Loved it.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2008

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Robert Smith

England

Ranking: 7/10

Jet boat great fun. The walk and 4 wheeldrive safari very disappointing - just do Jet boat if booking trip.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Jackie Morris

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Transport provided up to Glenorchy from Queenstown. Very skillful driver up river, professional operation.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Stephanie Schikora

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

It was really fun, we did the funyaks as well

Reviewed about 13 years ago

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Christine

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

It was a highlight of our trip!

Reviewed over 14 years ago and experienced in February 2007