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About Dart River Adventures
Jet boating and Funyaking. Join us - the only operator on the Dart River - for a diverse adventure from Queenstown to the frontier township of Glenorchy at the head of mighty Lake Wakatipu. Into the pristine Dart River Valley and the spectacular Mt Aspiring National Park. Here you’ll explore little known areas inaccessible by other means and discover a unique and dramatic environment rich in both natural and cultural heritage and legend. If there is one Queenstown experience that delivers the diversity and essence of what is 'New Zealand' - it is without doubt a trip with Dart River Adventures. Explore this awe-inspiring 'UNESCO World Heritage' area with the full or half day option that suits you best and experience 'New Zealand's Most Sensational Journey.'
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Dart River Jet Boat Ride and Wilderness Tour from Queenstown

Go deep into the Dart River wilderness without worrying about lugging all your own gear or the safety precautions involved when exploring unfamiliar territory. With a naturalist guide by your side and all equipment included, you’ll take a jet-boat ride, trek through the forest, and embark worry-free on an off-road backcountry tour through Mt. Aspiring National Park. Hotel pickup and drop-off adds extra convenience.
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4 hours
from US$147.86

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

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 picnic lunch.
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8 hours 15 minutes
from US$211.53
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Sue D wrote a review Yesterday
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Thanks for a great informative thrill ride Bill. Scenery was awesome and it was great to hear all the facts of this spectacular location. My mother (85yrs) thoroughly enjoyed it as did we all! Totally recommend!
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Date of experience: May 2022
jules2764 wrote a review Apr 2022
Paraparaumu, New Zealand26 contributions8 helpful votes
Fantastic trip up the Dart River. Stunning scenery. Our driver/guide, Ed was great - informative and a good mix of jet boating and 360s. This is a must do trip if you’re in the Queenstown area. Well worth the money.
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wdlafergusson wrote a review Apr 2022
Hamilton, New Zealand3 contributions
A brilliant day on the river with Ben driving the jet boat and James with the Funyaks…total professionalism, beautifully warm gear to wear and so much fun in the most stunning environment. Worth every second of the experiences….thank you!
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Date of experience: April 2022
Idrean C wrote a review Mar 2022
Hamilton, New Zealand21 contributions
Jet boat ride was good, very informative guide and good driver, scenery was amazing . The only thing is we couldn't do the last 10 kms because of other boats on the river, I think we should have been told that, 10 kms is quite a lot.
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Date of experience: February 2022
815murray wrote a review Feb 2022
Tauranga, New Zealand5 contributions2 helpful votes
Fantastic afternoon out - jet boat driver expert with great local knowledge. A truly great experience showcasing the spectacular braided rivers of the region. As kiwis we loved the experience of continual jet boating up the Dart river and back - great unforgettable experience - get out and do it!! You won't be disappointed excellent value.
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Date of experience: February 2022