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Queenstown in Winter

Things to Do in Queenstown in Winter

8 April 2020

Queenstown is a picturesque and highly popular tourist destination in the heart of New Zealand's South Island. This beautiful part of the world is bustling during the winter months, with people attracted to the natural delights and adventure activities of the local area.

Family feeding a horse at Dart River Adventures

Queenstown with Kids

8 April 2020

Queenstown is a popular tourist destination for people of all ages. Located in the heart of New Zealand's South Island, this beautiful part of the world is part peaceful getaway and part adventure paradise. While Queenstown is not the first destination that springs to mind for parents with young children,...

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Over $5K raised to protect endangered birds in Queenstown area

21 November 2017

Dart River Adventures hosted its 10th annual ‘Locals’ Weekend’ on 28 and 29 October, raising more than $5,300 for the Routeburn Dart Wildlife Trust, which works to protect endangered birds in the area around the Dart and Routeburn Valley.

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8 Must-Do Things in Queenstown This Summer

7 October 2016

Despite being an absolute dream for anyone who prefers the colder, snowy climates and winter activities, Queenstown in summer is an alpine oasis of fun. There are certainly still a lot of things you can do in summer that will get your adrenaline pumping and we’ll get into that.

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Dart River Jet Locals’ Weekend

2 October 2016

October 3 2016Dart River Jet Locals’ WeekendLeading tourism operator Dart River Jet is inviting Wakatipu locals to experience the wonders of the Dart River Valley and stunning Mt Aspiring National Park, as part of its annual Locals’ Weekend on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 October 2016.

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Conservation week

21 September 2016

New Zealanders young and old have been encouraged to celebrate our natural environment and get ‘out into nature’ thanks to Conservation Week. One of New Zealand’s leading tourism companies is doing its bit to help by planting over 1,000 native seedlings in the DOC Paradise Reserve next to the pristine...

Dr Wolfgang Arlt announced Dart Rivers gold award at the Chinese Tourist Welcome Awards

Dart River Wins Chinese International Tourism Gold Award

21 April 2016

One of New Zealand’s leading tourism businesses has won a major Chinese international tourism award.

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Winter in New Zealand

18 April 2016

New Zealand is a world-­renowned winter holiday destination, with its ski season beginning in June. As the snow falls over the islands, skiers and snowboards from all over begin their pilgrimage to the pristine snow, for a winter holiday in New Zealand.

New Business Manager on Board for Dart River

13 December 2015

Ngai Tahu Tourism operator Dart River has welcomed on board experienced tourism management professional Harald Ulriksen as its new business manager.

Dart River and QRC join forces for nature

14 October 2015

When: Saturday 19th September 2015

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