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Delta Discovery

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399 Routeburn Road | Dart Bridge, Glenorchy 9372, New Zealand
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Our Chinese guests rated it the best of their holiday

I organised this as a surprise part of taking my (68 yrs and 79 yrs old) Chinese in-laws around the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Monica G
Fantastic family trip with great views!

This is a must do for young families, I did this off-road experience with my wife and 6 yr old son... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gaurav S
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Exclusive access to a unique environment, impressive 4wd vehicles, plus on board interactive multi lingual computer systems, deliver the chance to really get lost. Interact to guide, inform, and learn about all aspects of nature/geology/maori history over a 10km+ trail in comfort and safety. Ideal for all ages, we provide all you need to get a breathtaking view of this piece of paradise.
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“self drive” (12 reviews)
“dart river” (37 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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399 Routeburn Road | Dart Bridge, Glenorchy 9372, New Zealand
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"unique experience"
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"all ages"
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"take photos"
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"pristine wilderness"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I organised this as a surprise part of taking my (68 yrs and 79 yrs old) Chinese in-laws around the South Island. The fact that they rated it so highly (despite having no English) is a credit to both the experience itself and the effort...More

Thank Monica G
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DDOperator, Owner at Delta Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Lovely to hear back from you Monica. Yes, Mandarin is a bit of a challenge for me but thankfully you don't need too many words to enjoy the amazing environment here! So glad the family enjoyed the experience, and thanks for the kind review. Really...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must do for young families, I did this off-road experience with my wife and 6 yr old son. We absolutely loved the experience and the views are breath taking. Please don’t expect any speed or action, this is a nice calm drive...More

Thank Gaurav S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked last minute due to a Milford Sound tour cancellation. What a great day! The scenery is beautiful, and the vehichiles/gps system make it safe yet fun. Andy was really really nice. He took us on a bonus trail at the end, and chatted...More

Thank 256HeatherS
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DDOperator, Owner at Delta Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Heather, what a kind review, I've really got a lot to live up to now after that! My little marketing mascot will be delighted to get a mention! Hilarious! You were my last guests of my first full year in business, so cheers for...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Andy is the man. He makes sure you are prepared and safe but have the freedom to explore. We went out on a rainy day and had a blast. 3 adults to a bungy thats equiped with a gps nav. The buggy goes a respectable...More

Thank Jason N
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DDOperator, Owner at Delta Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Jason! Appreciate you going to the effort to post a review. The first of many I'm sure! You 3 were a lot of fun, (nice photo...cheers!), and made the most of the less than perfect weather conditions. Great to meet you all. Safe travels,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to get rid of all the commercial tourism in Queenstown and If you will have a unique and outstanding experience in ecological 4WD-drive, book this tour. You shall drive an electric 4WD-vehicle which is the best to protect the environment and to...More

Thank Michael F
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DDOperator, Owner at Delta Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

That's a really kind and informative review Michael, thank you! It was such a stunningly beautiful morning when you arrived, and you really took your time to enjoy this special place, I'm always happy to share my 'office' with nature lovers from all over the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing experience!! My husband and I found Delta Discovery on TripAdvisor and with incredible reviews it was a must do on our trip! The owner, Andy is an absolute pleasure to meet and is so passionate about giving his guests the best experience....More

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DDOperator, Owner at Delta Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Kirsty. Cheers for the great review. I'm glad the experience lived up to all the reviews you read! The main variable is always the weather, so thank you for trusting me to get the forecast right, and for being flexible enough to fit into...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had a ball. Andy was very thorough with his safety briefing, leaving nothing to chance. The satellites keep you on track and safe. Communication prior to the trip was excellent with Andy (the owner) keeping an eye on the weather forecasts....More

Thank Ross T
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DDOperator, Owner at Delta Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Ross, yes, it was excellent timing on your part, as you got the best part of the day there. You both really embraced the great conditions, took your time and soaked up the experience, which is what I encourage guests to do. Thanks for...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely give this a go! Unusual but fantastic way to spend a few hours learning about and appreciating the amazingly beautiful landscape and wildlife of the Dart delta. The little 4WD is so fun to drive, and Andy is so knowledgeable and friendly. Don't miss...More

Thank Holly B
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DDOperator, Owner at Delta Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Great to meet you Holly. You timed your visit to perfection, the weather held out for you, the following day would not have been as pleasant! A great way to spend your last Sunday afternoon in NZ! Safe travels home, Andy.

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were lucky to fit this trip in on our last day of our short trip south. Andy is very welcoming and provides an excellent overview of the 4x4 vehicles, the routes and how to operate the touch screen. It’s very easy...More

Thank Rose-Anna F
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DDOperator, Owner at Delta Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Cheers for the kind review R+G. Really hope to see you down here again with the family, perhaps in winter next time. Glad you managed to squeeze the activity into your busy schedule, thanks for making the effort to visit. Kind regards, Andy.

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

This was our family's first activity in NZ after two days of travelling. I can't think of a better way to kick off our adventures. We were late because of traffic on the way out to Glenorchy but Andy was so kind and accommodating and...More

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DDOperator, Owner at Delta Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Hello James Clan! Good to hear from you, thanks for the great review. I remember your visit well, the little ones had a great time out there. Yes indeed, the tour is proving ideal for folks such as yourselves with little ones, as you can...More

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kellymae58
21 February 2018|
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Response from Shaun Y | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for keeping you waiting. I just read this request today. Hopefully, you wouldn't mind. Regarding your question, it will be fine to take a child on board the adventure vehicle as it is quite safe as long as you... More
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Response from DDOperator | Property representative |
Hi. Yes indeed, there is a great minibus service from Queenstown to Glenorchy. Please have a look at the Glenorchy Journeys website. The fare is about 25 dollars per person each way, and I can pick you up and drop you back... More
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