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Old 17 April 2013, 03:09   #11
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Been to Quuenstown and we opted for the longer ride on the River Dart at the other end of the lake, they still throw the boats around a bit but not so much. You actually get off the boat and have a walk through some of the amazing countryside where they have been filming hobbits and other furry animals! Check it out!
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Old 17 April 2013, 12:59   #13
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Me and the wife went on the Shotover in 2001, really was tremendous fun. A week later it hit the canyon wall, and put some Aussies in Hospital.
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Then talked to enterprise company they said nobody would be interested in taking this type of trip in Scotland, this comment I found more offensive than the first two as these guys are meant to know what's going to work and what's not
I now own a sea safari company and I am always asked on every trip to go faster!!
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Old 17 April 2013, 15:10   #17
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crazy people do crazy things...
Totally stupid, this beautifull river gets raped by these idiots.
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Been to Quuenstown and we opted for the longer ride on the River Dart at the other end of the lake, they still throw the boats around a bit but not so much. You actually get off the boat and have a walk through some of the amazing countryside where they have been filming hobbits and other furry animals! Check it out!
We chose to go on the Dart River trip too and would definitely recommend it. The other one we did was the Haast River Safari which was also excellent http://www.haastriver.co.nz/ more safari than white knuckle ride but it really goes to some fantastic places.
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One killed, 11 injured as tourist jet boat crashes in New Zealand - Australasia - World - The Independent
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Fair point, 30 yrs and 1.75 million passengers. I bet there's been more fatalities on your local buses! Low bridges and double dockers!
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