All morning trips are CANCELLED. Another update at 11am on aftternoon trips. Our kaimahi (staff) are working hard to get in contact with all those affected. All 2 hour horse-rides will be CANCELLED but 1-hour may run. Our kaimahi (staff) will be in contact with all affected customers with options.
The current Spark outage is unfortunately affecting our communications. We are working to re-direct phone access where we can. We apologise for any inconvenience called. Check spark.co.nz for more details.
Last updated 7.58 am 8 December
Bringing back birdsong
IS BRINGING BACK NATIVE BIRDSONG TO THE ROUTEBURN AND DART VALLEYS FOR ALL TO ENJOY. WE'RE DOING THIS BY FUNDING PROJECTS THAT ARE CREATING AN "INLAND SANCTUARY" FREE FROM INTRODUCED PESTS AND FULL OF NATIVE WILDLIFE.
The Routeburn and the Dart Valleys are home to a wide range of native New Zealand birdlife. Species still found here include Möhua, Robin, Kakariki, Rifleman, Kaka, Kea, Whio, and Rock Wren. The valleys are also home to New Zealand’s only native land mammal the Pekapeka or bat. Local people and visitors value the Routeburn and Dart Valleys very highly and for many they are the highlights of their lives and their visits to this region.