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Meet The Team

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Meet The Team

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Sophie

My Job At Dart River: Customer Services

Why I Love Working At Dart River: Hailing from Exeter, England; Sophie doubles as Reservations & a Funyak Guide. She’s been with us since December 2012 and says the amazing Dart team is what she loves the most. When she’s not working you can usually find her up Coronet Peak in the snow.

Bill

My Job At Dart River: River Operations Manager

Background:Born & Grew up in Ranfurly

What I Do When I’m Not Down The Dart: Outdoors Man

Why I Love Working At Dart River: The best thing about working at Dart are the surroundings, staff and customers.

Iain

My Job At Dart River: Bus Driver / Backcountry Guide

Why I Love Working At Dart River: Iain is one of our story tellers. Found guiding the back-road portion on the Wilderness tour, Iain’s favourite place is Paradise - which is lucky considering it’s his job to show it off to customers each day! He was born and raised in Akaroa and joined the Dart team in 2005.

Geoff

My Job At Dart River: Head Jet Boat Driver

Background:Born in Invercargill

Morgan

My Job At Dart River: Bus Driver / Backcountry Guide

Background:Born and raised in Warkworth

What I Do When I’m Not Down The Dart: Hunting, Fishing, Paddleboarding. Getting out in other peoples jet boats.

Why I Love Working At Dart River: Working in the national Park every day with a great team.

Elliott

My Job At Dart River: Jet Boat Driver

Background:Born in Christchurch, grew up in Glenorchy.

What I Do When I’m Not Down The Dart: Getting outdoors, walking.

Why I Love Working At Dart River: Get to show people my backyard which I love every day.

Daniel

My Job At Dart River: Jet Boat Driver

Background:Born Whangarei and grew up in Southland – White Water Raft Guide

What I Do When I’m Not Down The Dart: Mountain biking

Why I Love Working At Dart River: Making dreams come true

Ethan

My Job At Dart River: Jet Boat Driver

Background:From the tropical North Island – Arborist

What I Do When I’m Not Down The Dart: Can find me outdoors, usually hunting or fishing or doing something new!

Why I Love Working At Dart River: Spotting trout or deer up the valley and showing our clients, the funyak lunches aren’t too shabby either!

Mark

My Job At Dart River: Jet Boat Driver

Background:Jetboating / Tourism – From Nelson

What I Do When I’m Not Down The Dart: Get outdoors, biking and wintersports

Why I Love Working At Dart River: Sharing the Dart with all our visitors – strangers become friends

Toby

My Job At Dart River: Funyak Team Leader

Background:North Islander – Raft Guide

What I Do When I’m Not Down The Dart: Spend time with my family and backcountry snowboarding

Why I Love Working At Dart River: It’s a beautiful environment to work in and I get to meet loads of great people

Howard

My Job At Dart River: Mechanic (and all round handy man!!)

Background:Automotive Mechanic

What I Do When I’m Not Down The Dart: Gold Mining

Why I Love Working At Dart River: The people!

Finn

My Job At Dart River: Jet Boat Driver

Background:Local South Islander – Olympian!

What I Do When I’m Not Down The Dart: Enjoy mountain biking, kayaking and Queenstown life!

Why I Love Working At Dart River: It’s the most beautiful office in the world and the best crew work with.

Robbie

My Job At Dart River: Bus Driver

Background:Once young Southland farmer then banking before 'retiring' in Queenstown

What I Do When I’m Not Down The Dart: Cooking, playing bridge, reading, golf and spending time with family

Why I Love Working At Dart River: Working with great people at Dart River is a privilege and right at the top of all the careers I have had.

Brad

My Job At Dart River: Bus Driver

Background:5 years in Queenstown but originally from Australia sorry.

What I Do When I’m Not Down The Dart: Snowboarding in winter, hiking in summer

Why I Love Working At Dart River: I get to take people to paradise and show them the best views in NZ everyday!

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