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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$143.53

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$227.06
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Shayne J. wrote a review Jun 2021
7 contributions7 helpful votes
Very professional and great value for money. These guys know how to provide an awesome service. We turned up 25 minutes before the trip left but there was no problem. Ben, our guide, gave relevant insight into the area including the history and natural elements. He was fun and
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Response from Olivia M, Customer Service Representative at Dart River Adventures
Responded 1 Jul 2021
Kia Ora Evezup, Thank you so much for your great review. So pleased to hear you enjoyed your trip with us and found Ben to be fun, informative and a great driver. Maybe see you again some day Na mihi Olivia
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Curiosity33191046439 wrote a review Jun 2021
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We chose this trip as it combined it all. What a day we had. Started by getting all our gear and onto the jetboat with Bill who’s very skilful with it then with James for the rest of the day on kayak. It rained to start with but then brightened up to finish an amazing day. We
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Response from Olivia M, Customer Service Representative at Dart River Adventures
Responded 1 Jul 2021
Kia Ora Curiosity33191046439, Thank you so much for your great review. So pleased to hear you enjoyed your trip with us and the early rain cleared to give you an amazing day to finish the trip. Maybe see you again some day Na mihi Olivia
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Kelly W wrote a review Jun 2021
Sydney, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
James was a professional, fun and friendly tour guide! We had a great time jetboating with Bill and funyaking was awesome with spectacular views!! Party kayaking with our fellow tour mates was another highlight and made the experience more special :) will definitely come back
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Response from Olivia M, Customer Service Representative at Dart River Adventures
Responded 1 Jul 2021
Kia Ora Kelly W, Thank you so much for your great review. So pleased to hear your Funyaks tour was a highlight of trip with us and you found James and Ben to be professional and friendly. Hope to see you back in the Dart Valley one day. Na mihi Olivia
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tudman wrote a review May 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand57 contributions10 helpful votes
James was a an excellent unflappable guide. The scenery is amazing, and James explained a lot of stories about the area. Loved the chasm trip. Wasn’t too happy about my dip in the river, but James had spare fleecies, and pulled me out with the help of a friend. We felt
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from Olivia M, Customer Service Representative at Dart River Adventures
Responded 1 Jul 2021
Kia Ora tudman, Thank you so much for your great review. So pleased to hear you enjoyed your trip despite a dip in the river and that you felt safe with James. Maybe see you again some day Na mihi Olivia
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Auntylily2015 wrote a review May 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand23 contributions5 helpful votes
Wow this experience is a must when in Queenstown. Jet boat up the river and funyaks (inflatable kayaks) back down the river. It was an amazing day with an excellent guide the scenery is just amazing and the water is so clear and drinkable too. Hi highly recommended for all ages.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from Olivia M, Customer Experience Representative at Dart River Adventures
Responded 17 May 2021
Thank you for your great review. So pleased to hear you enjoyed your Funyaks Experience so much and your day in Paradise. It really is a very special spot that we are lucky enough to operate our tours in.
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