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

Highlights
  • 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
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Dart River 'Funyak' Canoe and Jet Boat Tour from Queenstown
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Dart River 'Funyak' Canoe and Jet Boat Tour from Queenstown
From $266.62
Overview
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.

Reviews (109)
1 - 5 of 84 reviews
Reviewed 6 days 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

Thank Rosiecrowder
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Fabulous Funyaks

This is the most amazing fun filled day out .So well organised and really gets your heart pumping...from the drive to the top of Lake Wakatipu by coach...being fitted out for the day by the great Dart River Adventures team, the exhilarating jet boat ride...More

Thank Pezztraveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Super fun jet boat and funyak/kayak trip

There was a little miscommunication about what we should bring and wear on the trip. They provide a wet suit, water shoes, a fleece, a rain jacket, a life vest, and a dry bag for anything you might want to take with you. You should...More

2  Thank jsilverman83
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Best bag for the buck tour in Queenstown

Take a 45 ride minute to the end of the lake where the national forest begins...,step onto a jet boat for an hours ride up the river into the national forest....,after several 360 turns and scraping the bottom along the way you will tour back...More

1  Thank stevenpT5912IT
Amelia H, Marketing Coordinator at Dart River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora Steven, thanks so much for leaving a 5 star review. Safe travels, Amelia

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Non Stop Smiles

Picture perfect day! The sun was warm, and the skies and the water were as blue as could be! Our guide Dylan was awesome and patient while we figured out how to navigate. Our group of 8 (4 funyaks) was a great team, we laughed...More

1  Thank Salina B
Amelia H, Marketing Coordinator at Dart River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora Salina, thanks so much for leaving a 5 star review. Safe travels, Amelia

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Oliver G
November 7, 2018|
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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
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odessa1234
July 29, 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.
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Quynh L
April 8, 2018|
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Response from Road490691 | Reviewed this property |
You’re in a wetsuit for hours and there is only one bathroom stop. Even if they allow, I wouldn’t recommend it.
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