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Dart River Safaris – Queenstown
Dart River Safaris - Queenstown

Dart River Safaris is a New Zealand owned and operated company. You’ll find the Dart River crew are professional, friendly, fun-loving kiwis. We are passionate about this uniquely beautiful area of New Zealand and we like nothing better than to share it with our visitors.

You’ll jetboat deep into the pristine wilderness up a stunning aquamarine “braided” glacial river, beneath magnificent snow capped peaks mountains, walk amongst ancient beech forest, and enjoy a backroad journey by coach through “Paradise”, home to several Lord of the Rings film locations.

Trip in detail:

The most scenic Jet Boating in New Zealand. A 1½ hour ride along the Dart River amongst towering mountains and the refreshingly beautiful wilderness of the Mt Aspiring National Park.

Then take a short and easy walk, of 20-40 minutes, through ancient forests, unchanged for 80 million years. Hear an informative and entertaining commentary on the area and its history – including the quest by early Maori for highly prized pounamu (greenstone).

Board your back road coach for a journey to Paradise and beyond.

This 40-50 minute trip allows the opportunity to explore a region filled with spectacular vistas which have inspired many talented film makers to bring their projects to this area, including Lord of the Rings.


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