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Dart River Safaris

Immerse yourself in an authentic New Zealand experience in some of the world’s most amazing scenery. The adventure begins in Queenstown, moves along Lake Wakatipu to Glenorchy before heading into the pristine Dart River Valley and the World Heritage Area of Mount Aspiring National Park. The Mount Aspiring National Park is New Zealand’s third largest National Park covering an area of 355,543 hectares. This alpine country is a combination of glaciated and partly glaciated mountain ranges. Mica Schist Mountains with a wealth of glaciers, hanging valleys, cirque basins and U-shaped valleys give the park its spectacular character. Join Dart River Safaris on one of their exciting and spectacularly scenic adventures.

Dart River Safaris are based at Glenorchy and you can self drive there, allow say an hour for the lakeside drive from Queenstown with a photo stop or two, or you can include Queenstown transfers in your booking.

Dart River experiences are the half day Wilderness Jet and the Full Day Funyaks Trip.

Dart River Jet Boat Safari

The Dart River Safari (4 hours ex Glenorchy return, 6 hours ex Queenstown return)

Let our guides take you on an invigorating hour long jet boating journey into Te Waipounamu World Heritage Area.

Learn about the flora, fauna and rich history of the area on a walk through ancient beech forest with your friendly guide.

Hear tales of the early settlers who carved successful sheep and cattle stations from the harsh and rugged landscape.

Discover parts of Middle Earth, Narnia and many other treasured movie locations on a back-road 4WD adventure.

Dart River Funyak Safari

Funkyaks with Dart River Safaris (Allow most of the day. Bus departs Queenstown 8.00am, ex Glenorchy 8.30am, 3.30pm bus returns to Queenstown)

Your amazing journey begins with an exhilarating jet boat ride up the Dart River deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mt Aspiring National Park.

From here you’ll then travel back down river at your own pace in our unique Funyaks exploring pristine waters as they flow from the Southern Alps to Lake Wakatipu, hidden side streams with amazing rock pools and dramatic chasms. Stop along the way and enjoy a wilderness picnic lunch.

Just when you think your Funyaks adventure is over, you will enjoy a gourmet buffet lunch before heading via 4 wheel drive coach to locations used in the movies to illustrate Middle Earth from ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’


This service is available as part of one of our Custom Itineraries or holidays, please visit our home page to learn more about how we can help you with your holiday.

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