In the south Island of New Zealand a river referred to as Ta Awa Wakatipu in the Maori language runs through the rough forests extending 60 kilometers to the south before it eventually flows through to the Lake Wakatipu. Named after its swift flow in the 1860s the river has been the backdrop for many well-known movies including The Lord of the Rings.
Before it walls on to the Lake Wakatipu the Dart River also passes Paradise and Glenorchy. Excursions to travel up the Dart River by boat are generally booked from Queenstown or Glenorchy. There are many walking and tramping locations as it contains the trailheads or some of New Zealand’s great walks such as Reese- Dart and Greenston- Caples tracks.
The Jet Safaris offered on the river are extremely famous excursions among the travelers to the area. The scenery is breathtaking and the complete experience is quite unique, owing to the many activities based around the river. This includes the Jet Boating, Maori Heritage tours and other water sports. You could also take a safari and travel deep in to the Pristine Dart River valley to experience the awe inspiring Mt Aspiring National Park known as one of the most sensational journeys within New Zealand.
The area was brought to world attention when a terrible light aircraft accident occurred here in 1989, tragically killing 10 people. There are plenty of hotels in the Queenstown area that provides comfortable accommodation to travelers who flock in numbers for the magical experience of the Dart River. Although there are plenty of places that offer reasonable accommodation in the area, a luxury hotel Queenstown that is well known for their hospitality is the Millennium Hotel Queenstown. This Queenstown hotel is equipped with world class service standards and state of the art equipment to make your stay a memorable one.
If looking for excitement, breathtaking sceneries of the mystical river banks and forests that surround them and Maori culture at its best, then a trip to the banks of the Dart River would be an ideal journey while in New Zealand.