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Dart River

Camp and Shotover Streets | Queenstown Information Centre, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 9992
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USD 255.47*
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Dart River 'Funyak' Canoe and Jet Boat Tour from Queenstown
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USD 180.11*
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Dart River Jet Boat Ride and Wilderness Jet from Queenstown
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USD 300.69*
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Ultimate Nature Experience from Queenstown: Dart River Jet Boat Ride and Lake...
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Immerse yourself in an authentic New Zealand experience in some of the world’s most amazing scenery. The adventure begins in Queenstown, moves along Lake Wakatipu to Glenorchy before heading into the pristine Dart River Valley and the World Heritage area of Mount Aspiring National Park. Enjoy the rich cultural heritage of this area overlooked by Te Koroka, the mythical sleeping giant in the hills famed for its abundance of pounamu. This truly is some of New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery and includes mountains, glaciers, alpine lakes and ancient beech forest which have formed a recogniseable backdrop to Middle Earth and many other well know movies. Both jet boating and kayak tours are available ensuring that both adrenaline lovers and those looking for a more leisurely and immersive experience are catered for.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beech forest” (70 reviews)
“fun yaks” (29 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Camp and Shotover Streets | Queenstown Information Centre, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 9992
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Firstly, I would like to say a huge THANK YOU to Aaron who was our guide for our Funyakking experience. The young Scotsman was patient, fun, caring, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, genuine and a really nice person. As to our day, it was awesome. We were a...More

Thank Shoonie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks for a lively day. The weather was great, the scenery was stunning and the lunch was great. It was very well organized, we were kept warm and dry. The jet boat up the river for 45km was fun, the funyaks were nice and cruisey,...More

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Thank Judy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We jet-boated up the Dart River in 2015 and, on our second trip to NZ, we were eager to return and give the Funyak trip a go. We are very glad we did! Much as we loved the jet-boat experience a couple of years ago,...More

Thank Medon L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the boat ride with great view of the mountains. The water looks really nice too. Would be fun to do kayaking. Do bring a pair of sunglasses as I did the ride in the afternoon and the sun was really glaring.

Thank winterpine
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our one "big ticket" adventure on our 4 day trip to Queenstown and we are so very glad we did it. This experience combined the Jet boat ride with history and culture allowing both my husband (adventure seeker) and myself (academic, lover of...More

Thank AGEmum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great trip. Such an excellent way of getting close to your surroundings. Brilliant day trip and really good people. Clear to understand why this tops all the rating lists, it really is the "must-do" attraction

Thank Nigel W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our Dart River Wilderness jet boat experience. It was a great ride and very educational as well. Royce was a good captain as well as guide. We also enjoyed learning about the beach trees and native plant life.

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You have to do this. We went with our 6 and 9 year olds to the dart jet and they LOVED it, were from NZ but we learnt so much on this trip. The entire team on this package was awesome. A special thanks to...More

Thank Noni P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is something one must do when in Queenstown. I will start with staff because that is the most important part of any activity you do. Ed picked us up from the hotel and he was very informative about the journey and shared his experiences....More

Thank Nirav G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely a 'Must-do' in Queenstown! What a perfect day! Drive through the breath-taking Glenorchy road on which we got to see both sunrise and sunset, then jet boat tour with Ethan along the Dart river, and funyak with Tobby. All staff members are amazing, super...More

Thank drozobzzz
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Dana L
26 June 2017|
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Response from Sarah B | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the answer from judyden6. Layer layer layer! The water is cool in the summer so would be cold in the winter!!
13 May 2017|
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Response from Johanna K | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. It will be cold. Ring them and ask. We did the jet boat etc not funyaking. Wrap up warmly and they give you big water proof fleecy lined coats
12 October 2016|
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Response from Sarah B | Reviewed this property |
I didn't have nay issues on this trip and I cannot do anything that has any spinning. The 360 turns are done one at a time - not several in a row. Hope this helps!