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Delta Discovery

399 Routeburn Road | Dart Bridge, Glenorchy 9372, New Zealand
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One of the best experience I ever had in my life

I encountered Delta Discovery by chance (on a list of things to do in Glenorchy) and found the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Izzat A
Fantastic and unique experience

We went down for my mothers 50th birthday. We went in the cold but still had such a good time. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Georgia J
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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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“dart river” (37 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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399 Routeburn Road | Dart Bridge, Glenorchy 9372, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I encountered Delta Discovery by chance (on a list of things to do in Glenorchy) and found the concept interesting as I am pretty much a hands-on person (I don't really like passive activities like jetboating or sightseeing). Decided to give it a go and...More

Thank Izzat A
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DDOperator, Owner at Delta Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for coming to do the tour Izzat. I could tell when you phoned from Queenstown that you were really keen to do something different and I'm glad you were not disappointed by the experience! Of course it helps when the weather is so clear...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went down for my mothers 50th birthday. We went in the cold but still had such a good time. The machines are so easy to drive and we didn't have any trouble with them at all. Even my girlfriend who is a terrible driver...More

Thank Georgia J
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DDOperator, Owner at Delta Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good to hear all the crew had a great weekend in Glenorchy, despite the average weather! A top place for a birthday celebration.Cheers for the great feedback, and trust we will see you back here again one of these days. Kind regards, Andy.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Incredible once in a life time experience. The machines are family friendly but at the same time are great fun for all ages. The gentleman who owns it is a treasure to New Zealand and makes the experience what it is. The natural beauty you...More

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

Wow, thanks for the super kind review, It really is a special hidden corner of the world here, and I plan to keep this activity small and 'exclusive' to give guests that 'middle of nowhere' experience which is getting harder to find these days. Thanks...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

We have a 12 and 9 year old and they absolutely loved the whole Delta experience. Being off road and by ourselves exploring (while following the GPS to feel comfortable we knew where we were going!) was amazing and Andy could not have been nicer...More

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DDOperator, Owner at Delta Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Great to hear back from you Katie, thanks for the kind words. Good to know the youngsters enjoyed the experience. Giving them the task of navigating helps keep everyone involved and makes for a great family activity. They did a great job! Great to meet...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

We're a family with 3 children aged 10, 7 and 3. Not only do you get to see the most amazing scenery but this activity kept the kids busy from start to finish navigating and writing little messages to the owner Andy with the state...More

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DDOperator, Owner at Delta Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Hello Jacinda and family. Thanks for the great feedback. The kids had a blast, they kept me busy answering their messages the whole way round, hilarious! Great to meet you all and hope weather held out for the rest of your South Island tour. Hope...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

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 17 April 2018

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 13 April 2018 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

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

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 12 April 2018

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 4 April 2018 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 10 April 2018

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 1 April 2018

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 3 April 2018

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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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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11 October 2017|
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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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