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What’s Happening Down The Dart

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Dart River Continues to Reinvest

6 May 2015

Media Release from Ngāi Tahu Tourism Dart River Jet based in Glenorchy is continuing to reinvest in equipment, technology and the environment while putting Glenorchy on the map as a ‘must do’ authentic New Zealand experience.In the last year Dart River Jet has brought on six new 32-seat buses.

Dart locals Day 2014

28 November 2014

Dart River Jet local’s day to raise funds for Paradise Trust re-build Wakatipu locals can experience the wonders of the Dart River Valley and stunning Mt Aspiring National Park on Saturday 29 November when leading tourism operator Dart River Jet hosts its annual local’s day to raise funds for the...

Revegetation team at Dart River

Natives planted at Dart River

30 September 2014

Dart re vegetation project underwayA team of seven volunteers kicked off Dart River Jet’s re-vegetation project near Glenorchy at the weekend by planting a thousand native seedlings. The seedlings were planted at an area of the riverbank known as ‘The Narrows’ near Paradise.

The Ring was reunited with happily married Elaine and Rong media

A tale of lost and found

8 July 2014

In a perfect parody of the world-famous Tolkien books and movies, a Chinese couple are now “eternally blessed” after a stroke of good luck brought their lost wedding ring back into their lives.

Dart River Jet Safaris celebrates 25 years of fun and innovation

30 May 2014

Current owners Ngai Tahu Tourism, will welcome hundreds of former staff from as far afield as Sydney, the North Island, Christchurch along with special guest founders Neil Ross and wife Robyn to celebrations in Glenorchy on Saturday September 14.

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Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

21 September 2013

Woohoo!! We have been awarded The Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor as we are ranked in the top 10% wordwide for traveler feedback!


Wonderful Wintery Wilderness

21 September 2013

Wonderful Wintery Wilderness! Check out this recent Go Pro video footage snapped on our morning Wilderness tour.

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Dart River Recommends...

4 September 2013

Go on a Green Journey. If you are looking for an amazing holiday in New Zealand and you want to avoid the crowds and experience authentic New Zealand but don't know where to start, try Green Journeys and you can incorporate a Dart River experience into your itinerary.

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