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Dart River 'Funyak' Canoe and Jet Boat Tour from Queenstown

  • Thrill to an exciting high-speed jet boat ride up the Dart River
  • Explore the river’s often overlooked nooks and crannies in a funyak
  • Enjoy a buffet lunch in a gorgeous setting in Mount Aspiring National Park
Dart River 'Funyak' Canoe and Jet Boat Tour from Queenstown
From US$263.57
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Dart River 'Funyak' Canoe and Jet Boat Tour from Queenstown
From US$263.57
Cruise the Dart River by jet boat and “funyak” (inflatable canoe) on a full-day tour of Mount Aspiring National Park. Start with an energetic, high-speed ride up the river, then use easy-to-maneuver funyaks to explore hidden streams, rock pools, and chasms. This tour offers more time and more fun amidst the river’s nature and wildlife than a jet boat–only tour, plus a buffet lunch.
What to Expect

Get picked up at your Queenstown hotel for the trip to Glenorchy, then get suited up with a lifejacket, wetsuit, fleece, and dry bag for the jet boat trip up the Dart River through Mount Aspiring National Park.

Hold on tight as you maneuver the river’s twists and turns, with a guide to point out the park’s landmarks. Once you’re deep inside the wilderness, trade the jet boat for an inflatable canoe that seats two or three people. Paddling a funyak, you can access places too narrow and shallow for jet boats, exploring the nooks and crannies that make the Dart River so beautiful. Pull to the water’s edge for a buffet lunch served in a grassy clearing, then continue paddling through scenic terrain, watching for native birds and animals.

This Dart River tour concludes with return transfer to your original departure point.

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Reviews (113)
1 - 5 of 88 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Amazing Experience

Had the best day!! What an experience, with some great tour guides that make the day even better. The views are unreal and Funyaking was great fun. We had Amber as our guide, she was fabulous at making sure we all enjoyed ourselves.

1  Thank hayleyfletcher39
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing day trip!

This trip is a must do if you're visiting Queenstown! It's SUCH a fun trip and a full day so well worth the money! We had beautiful weather for our trip and just had the best day. The staff were all so friendly and really...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Katherine P
Reviewed 1 week ago
You have to try this !

What a day my best friend and I had experiencing Dart River. The scenery for one, was incredible. Floating down the River and trying to take in this Jurassic-like environment was just surreal. The drive from Queenstown to Glenorchy was beautiful and our driver was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jessstowe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fabulous scenery, jet boating up the Dart River or funyaking down - excellent day

Changing into fleece sweaters, wet suits, wet books, jackets and life preservers was the start of a fabulous day. We were bused to the Dart River, where 14 of us we climbed aboard a jet boat. We sped up the Dart River, barely missing overhanging...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Beverley R
Amelia H, Marketing Coordinator at Dart River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora, thanks so much for leaving such a positive review. Safe travels, Amelia

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Such a beautiful setting!

Me and my boyfriend had a brilliant day on the funyaks, zooming up the river on the jet boat and floating back down in the kayaks. We stopped for a lovely river side lunch and then kayaked through the beautiful Rockburn Chasm. Once we reached...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rosiecrowder
Amelia H, Marketing Coordinator at Dart River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora Rosie, thanks for leaving such a wonderful review. So pleased that you had an awesome time. Nga mihi, Amelia

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Oliver G
8 November 2018|
Response from stevenpT5912IT | Reviewed this property |
Call who you booked through and ask if card was run thorough, if so ask for receipt of credit to account. Because there are many cancellations for weather on this and other trips like Milton Sound in many cases they do not... More
30 July 2018|
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Response from Thejuddos | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely fantastic experience. The Dart River Crew will make sure you are appropriately attired for the trip.
Quynh L
9 April 2018|
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Response from dadndoc | Reviewed this property |
You'd definitely need to ask the organisers. We were in two person Funyaks which meant both people had to steer and row. There's always the chance of someone falling into the river which can be quite treacherous. We had some... More