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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$ 265.80
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Dart River 'Funyak' Canoe and Jet Boat Tour from Queenstown
From US$ 265.80
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 (135)
1 - 5 of 109 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago
Amazing day and scenery

From the booking experience and pick up the morning of our tour it was an easy process. We were greeted by James who was driving the bus and is also one of the funyack guides he was very Professional and informative with all his info...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank dazmcf
Reviewed 1 week ago
FUNyak was an amazing experience!

The jet boat ride up the Dart River was fun, the FUNyak safari was even better to see the spectaculair scenery. The tourguides where super friendly and we felt safe all the time during our trip. We stopped for a delicious picnic lunch in an...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank RoosVE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JetBoat and Funyaks.....terrific fun

Falling in the river was the highlight of our Funyak experience. Dart River Funyak and jet boat tour, was operated by very well trained and efficient young people. I can attest to that, as our diminutive and pretty young leader ,efficiently yanked my 81 kilos...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jsd8597
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wild Ride and Lots of Fun

What a ride -- jet boat was so much fun! The river was high following two days of rain, so the funyak part of our trip was a little different than expected. The guides were very helpful and our lack of paddling skills didn't hinder...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Riskybzgal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Spectacular scenery

We originally wanted to take a horse tour but there want room. I’m so glad we ended up in funyaks instead. Being down in the gorgeous river and at the base of those raw and spectacular mountains was awe inspiring. The jet boats gave us...More

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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
8 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