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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
From US$248,20
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Dart River 'Funyak' Canoe and Jet Boat Tour from Queenstown
From US$248,16
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.

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1 - 5 of 63 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Amazing day outing!

Loved everything about this tour, from the friendly bus pickup, our humourous guides Rob & Gareth, and exceptional jet(boat) pilot Craig. We were in great hands and loved the 360 spins, both in the jetboat and accidentally in our funyak. Thanks fellas!

Thank michael c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent service and adventure

You two teenage children and I went to do The Dart River Jet Boat tour yesterday and it was excellent. From Sue in the office, to Geoff to our driver Craig, they all looked after us beautifully are are true professionals. Thank you for the...More

Thank rossanna2018
Amelia H, Marketing Coordinator at Dart River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora, thanks so much for the 5 star review. We often receive comments about our wonderful drivers but it is lovely to hear specific feedback about some of the frontline team in the office. So pleased you and your family had a lovely time....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Beautiful Scenery!

It was an amazing day! The scenery was breathtaking, the fun-yaks where a lot of fun and food was delicious! 100% recommend to anyone

Thank amywy22
Amelia H, Marketing Coordinator at Dart River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia ora Amy, thanks for the awesome review. Safe travels, Amelia

Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile
Unreal!!

While expensive it is definately worth it. We drove to Glenorchy but you can elect to have the Dart Rive bus collect you from Queenstown. Upin arrival in Glenorchy/Dart River we had a short bus ride into the National Park and had a guided 30...More

Thank Thejuddos
Amelia H, Marketing Coordinator at Dart River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Kia ora, thanks so much for the 5 star review. It can be cold in winter but I certainly wouldn't miss out just because of the temperature. Just bring extra warm clothing and we will provide some too. Hope the rest of your travels were...More

Reviewed 20 April 2018
Awesome activity

This was by one of the funnest activities that we participated in and it was our first time in a wetsuit. The jetboat ride was fun and interesting. They do donuts on the water and you spent a lot of time trying to figure out...More

Thank Todd C
Amelia H, Marketing Coordinator at Dart River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Kia ora Todd, thanks for the awesome review. It really is breath-taking. Hope you had a wonderful rest of your trip. Nga mihi (regards), Amelia

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Quynh L
8 April 2018|
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Response from Peter849 | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn’t think so. I don’t know whether they have an age restriction, but I wouldn’t take a child of that age on an excursion of that nature.
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