Dart River Jet Safaris Raises Funds for Community
Media Release from Dart River Jet Safaris
November 9 2009
Adventure tourism leader Dart River Jet Safaris revealed its community heart this weekend generating several thousand dollars toward a local community fundraising project.
The company held a ‘Locals Day’ yesterday (Sunday November 8) to help raise funds for a new roof needed for the Glenorchy Community Pool.
And after reducing prices on its afternoon Wilderness Safari trips from $199 per adult and $99 per child to $50 and $25 respectively, they were delighted to raise more than $3,000 towards the estimated $25,000 required for the new roof.
“We wanted to give local people the chance to experience the full three-hour Wilderness Safari which includes a spectacular jet boat ride, short bush walk and a backroad tour through the beautiful Paradise area,” said Dart River Jet Safaris manager Andy Chapman.
“We were really pleased with the numbers of locals who rang and booked, so much so that we opened up more capacity to cope with the numbers. And we were thrilled that the weather really turned it on with blue skies, warm temperatures and plenty of snow still sitting on the mountains so everyone enjoyed a great afternoon out.
“But most of all we’re really pleased that all the funds raised are going toward a worthwhile community project in Glenorchy, which has been ‘home’ to our operations base for some 22 years.”
Glenorchy resident Ann-Marie Contrucci, a spokesperson for the Glenorchy Community Association and the Swimming Pool Committee, said she was “very excited” to receive the first sizeable sum raised towards the project.
“We’re so lucky that Dart River Jet Safaris supports the community in lots of different ways and this is a great boost towards getting a new roof for the pool,” she said.
“The pool is a valuable community asset that’s used by locals and visitors, so we can’t thank Dart River Jet Safaris enough for their help, not only for this but for their recent help with running costs.”
The exact amount raised was $3,150.
About Dart River Jet Safaris
Dart River Jet Safaris is now the only company to operate on the Dart River, taking visitors on the region’s longest and most sensational jet boat ride into The Mt Aspiring National Park, within Te Wahipounamu South West New Zealand World Heritage area, one of New Zealand’s most spectacular locations. With Dart River Jet Safaris visitors can explore the remote wilderness in three very different ways – by Wilderness Safari, Jet Boat Safari or Funyak Safari.