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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 USD 237.73
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Dart River 'Funyak' Canoe and Jet Boat Tour from Queenstown
USD 237.73
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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Reviewed 3 days ago
A unique experience in an awesome location!

Funyaking is an activity that you can't afford to miss out on. Between the thrill of the hour long jet boat to get you there, and the relaxation of a gentle paddle through the braided dart river and tranquil chasms, it's definitely a day to...More

Thank oliverbruton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Fantastic full day activity!

Very enjoyable day!! Weather was ok, little bit of rain, little bit of cloud, little bit of sun. First we got picked up at the bus stop across the road from us, with many more pickups along the way. Thanks to Siobhan our bus driver,...More

1  Thank Lauren M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Best experience, loved all of it

No regrets and would recommend it to everyone who visits Queenstown to do this activity. Celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary and can't wait to come back and do it again with the whole family. Special thanks to the staff Tobi and Gareth for the...More

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

Kia ora, thanks so much for leaving 5 stars. Really appreciate it. Nga mihi, Amelia

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
What a great day.

We had the best day, jet boating and Funyaking in some of the most spectacular scenery I have seen for some time. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. Funyaking down the river in your own yak with the only sound you can hear is...More

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

Kia ora Simon, thank you for leaving such amazing feedback. Safe travels, Amelia

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The guides are great and there are some amazing views along the river. If you aren't into getting wet or paddling don't sign up for the funyaks trip, you ruin the experience for the people on the tour who want to paddle and learn about...More

Thank Road490691
Amelia H, Marketing Coordinator at Dart River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora Amanda, thank you for leaving feedback and explaining that the trip wasn't as amazing as it could have been. I will pass this on to the business manager. Nga mihi, Amelia

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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 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.