Dart River Safaris is a New Zealand owned and operated company. We've been operating since 1988. In 1996 we were acquired by Shotover Jet Limited.
The purchase of the company by Shotover allowed us to further improve the quality of the Dart River experience, as we improved our boats, enhanced our safety procedures and generally made a Dart River Safari an even better experience!
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.
Come and experience a Dart River Safari with "the Dart's" real professionals.
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The Safari - 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 back road journey by coach through "Paradise", home to several Lord of the Rings film locations. Allow 6 hours return.
Funyaks - You'll travel by jetboat to the upper part of the Dart River, and then at your own pace paddle downstream, exploring some of the many safe and intriguing chasms and byrnes along the way down. The colour of the water in these areas is spectacular. Enjoy a sumptuous buffet lunch and return through Paradise.