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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
399 Routeburn Road | Dart Bridge, Glenorchy 9372, New Zealand
+64 27 374 7555
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth a trip to Glenorchy to experience Delta Discovery! Amazing trip up the Dart River with such a friendly, warm and accommodating owner Andy making the experience extra special and going out of his way to personalise the tour. Plenty of photo opportunities and...More

Thank Cosmopolitan826293
DDOperator, Owner at Delta Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Really appreciate you making the effort to post a review and also a photo, thanks. Great to meet you, and so glad you got to experience the views and some proper peace and quiet out in the valley. Safe travels, Andy.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky to catch a good weather window and enjoyed every moment we had on the beautiful river delta. In addition to navigation screen in the vehicle, there were also route markers along the way. It was great seeing my wife having fun behind...More

Thank kennykht
DDOperator, Owner at Delta Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Kenny and Jess. Perfect timing to visit on such a clear spring day, glad everything worked out so well, including the lunch recommendation. It's well worth the short drive down to Kinloch, even just to soak up more fantastic views on the way! Thanks...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I loved this activity. Andy was so friendly; he explained everything clearly, and his enthusiasm was infectious. It is a great set-up, with the easy-to-follow navigation screen and informative snippets about the bird-life and geography of the delta area. It is also...More

Thank jhebennett
DDOperator, Owner at Delta Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi J and J, cheers for the informative and kind review. Trust you enjoyed the rest of your stay up here at the head of the lake. Not a bad spot is it! Great to meet you. Safe journeys, Andy.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Sorry for our late review, but we just returned from our holiday! First of all we were supposed to do the tour on 18th September, but a large dumping of 30cm of snow the day before, took everyone by surprise. And unlucky for us, the...More

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

I remember the day well. Quite incredible that we have had the same sort of snow event for the last 3 consecutive years now. Weeks of stable conditions, then a 1 day snowstorm in early spring which turns life upside down for a couple of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing fun and beautiful scenery... Andy (owner) is very nice and knowledgeable, passionate and can't do enough to make sure you enjoy your experience. After a few minutes you get the hang of it and are off, my wife and i enjoyed it as much...More

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

Great to hear back from you. Thanks for taking time to comment. Thankfully the weather has been kind so far this spring, making Glenorchy the perfect day escape for the family. Brilliant to meet you all, and so glad you had a top day out....More

Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Andy was a perfect host . The trip had a good mix of control and freedom. Andy,s passion for the area and the bird life that inhabit it was contagious. A fantastic and unique part of the world. Thanks AndyMore

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

Hello P + S. Thanks for your visit, great to welcome you here on such a great spring morning. I'm pleased you managed to spot some of the first birds to arrive back from winter migration. Wildlife is pretty thin on the ground during winter,...More

Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful day my husband I had starting from meeting Andy what a cheerful guy he has everything organised from the Sat Nav to the orange markers to guide you through the course which is very safe and comfortable down to weather gear if...More

Thank Morena C
DDOperator, Owner at Delta Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Cheers M + C, great to hear back from you. You definitely made the right call swapping to an earlier date. We had a huge snow storm on the Monday after your visit. Fantastic to look at, but we lost power, internet, phone coverage and...More

Reviewed 26 August 2018

Both my boyfriend and I loved this tour. Was so incredible to be able to drive through such incredible scenery in such privacy and in such a neat vehicle. Got lots of great photos and just generally had a really fun time. Andy was also...More

Thank MaddieO42
DDOperator, Owner at Delta Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Thanks Maddie, your kind words are much appreciated. Really pleased the weather was so settled for your visit. Trust the rest of your trip south went well. Safe travels. Andy.

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

I came across Andy’s website just before we flew into NZ and knew we had to do it! Highly recommend, hes got a great set up of vehicles and GPS equipment to guide you through the track. You are on your own in a 4x4...More

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DDOperator, Owner at Delta Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Hi Chris and Ally. Really enjoyed your visit, on yet another great winter afternoon. Good way to sign off a great weeks holiday for you in the area. Hope the trip home went well, and I wish you both all the luck in the world...More

Reviewed 11 August 2018

I went with my partner and from the get go it was such a great experience! Met Andy at his man cave with his collection of impressive set of vehicles, had our briefing and we got straight into it. The experience was so unique and...More

1  Thank VanLogan
DDOperator, Owner at Delta Discovery, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Cheers Van! We have had some fantastic calm and sunny days lately which make all the difference to the experience. You timed your visit well. And I hope you got the chance to try those waling trails I mentioned. Look forward to you coming to...More

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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
11 October 2017|
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