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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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Dart River Adventures
Mount Aspiring National Park
Dart River Adventures
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.
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
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at select Queenstown hotels
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Reviewed 1 week ago
A Must Do

Really amazing tour with an amazing team. They can pick you up in town and the drive to Glenorchy is a great scenic drive. I have done it during winter and did not get cold at all as they provide wet suit, jackets and everything....More

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

Kia ora Josef, thanks so much for leaving such a complimentary review. So pleased that you had a great time. Nga mihi, Amelia

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Outstanding

My family and I did the jetboat and funyaks tour, on a picture perfect winters day. Everything was so well run. Ed our tour guide was extremely helpful and very knowledgeable about the area. The jetboat ride is lots of fun. The funyaks are the...More

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

Kia ora, thank you so much for leaving such a positive 5 star review. Hope the rest of your travels were fantastic. Nga mihi, Amelia

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
The Perfect day!

Massive shout out to our jet boat driver Craig and our funyak guides Amber and Gareth! What an awesome experience, from the bus ride out to the very last bus back the customer service was great, we felt we were in good hands and shared...More

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

Kia ora Tamati, thanks for leaving such a glowing review. Awesome that you had a great time. Safe travels, Amelia

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile
Enjoyable activity

We went for the Funyaks. We were all well-suited by the guides for the Winter cold so the weather was not a big problem. The guides were very friendly and they looked after us well. Amber, thank you again for your assistance with the spectacles....More

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

Kia ora, thank you so much for the 5 star review. So pleased that you had a great time and managed to stay nice and warm. Nga mihi (many thanks), Amelia

Reviewed 9 June 2018 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
Amelia H, Marketing Coordinator at Dart River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Kia ora Michael, hilarious that you were were doing 360 degree spins on both the jet boat AND the Funyak, definitely not supposed to happen. Thanks for the awesome review. Nga mihi, Amelia

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odessa1234
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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
9 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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