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Group Bookings


At Dart River Adventures we have access to some of the most spectacular panoramic landscapes that Aotearoa has to offer.

If you are travelling as a large group – extended family/friends or work colleagues, talk to us today about our group booking options. We offer flexible trips and can work with you to put together something unique and extra special for your group.


Why Dart River Adventures? 

 Dart River Adventures has been operating since 1989. We are the only operator permitted to operate on the Dart River, we can take you to places which are inaccessible by any other means. 

We are owned by Ngāi Tahu Tourism, who are one of the largest tourism operators in Aotearoa (New Zealand). Manaakitanga (hospitality) is one of the core values that drives the way we do business. As hosts, we care for our customers and our team as whānau (family).

If you are looking for an adventure activity suitable for a large group, with a wide range of ages, interests and abilities, both our Funyaks Trip and Wilderness Jet are ideal options.

The Wilderness Jet trip is not your typical hard and fast jet boat ride. We offer a guided experience which will connect you to the landscapes, culture and history of the area with the fun factor of a jet boat added in! 

The Funyaks Trip combines the exhilaration of the guided Wilderness Jet boat, with a serene downstream paddle giving you a chance to sit back, relax and really take in the spectacular scenery. Get up close and personal on our easy to use Funyaks (inflatable canoes) - explore hidden side streams, an ancient chasm and take in the beauty of the native flora and fauna. The Funyaks trip is not strenuous or difficult, with the river current assisting the paddling most of the way.

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Group and School Bookings

If you are travelling as part of a group of 10 or more, or are interested in bringing your school group to Dart River Adventures,  get in touch with our team to arrange a quote and manage your reservation. 
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Exclusive Trips

Our Dart River Adventures team love to create extra special, bespoke experiences, whether it be for a milestone birthday, family celebration or special surprise. We offer highly customisable exclusive trips, and we can work alongside you to put together an experience loaded with special touches and hidden surprises along the way!

Contact us today to see what special arrangements are available.

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Corporate Groups

Looking to celebrate the achievements of your team and build company culture? We’re experts at putting together a special package, unique to your business - whether it’s a small executive team or a 200 person all company day. We can work within your budget, numbers and time constraints to support you in putting together an unforgettable experience which will be talked about for years to come. Contact us today with an outline of your numbers and dates to see what we can do for you!

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