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Our Team & Story


Dart River Adventures has been operating from Glenorchy for over 30 years.

As the only operator allowed to operate on the Dart River we love sharing our knowledge as we take people on journeys of exploration deep into the Te Wāhipounamu South West NZ UNESCO World Heritage Area. 

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Who are we?

Dart River Adventures is owned by Ngāi Tahu Tourism. As the original inhabitants of this part of Aotearoa (New Zealand), we have a long term guiding vision that is about people. Ngāi Tahu's tourism roots extend back to when our ancestors were the guides for many of the first European explorers. 

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 our own whānau.