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Dart River 'Funyak' Canoe and Jet Boat Tour from Queenstown

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Overview
Discover the untamed beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Mount Aspiring National Park on this full-day Dart River 'funyak' (inflatable canoe) and jet boat tour from Queenstown! Travel by coach to Glenorchy, where your adventure begins, and then hop aboard a jet boat and ride up the picturesque Dart River. Speeding through a landscape of outstanding natural beauty, your tour passes the 'Middle-earth' countryside that featured in the popular 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy. In a secluded stretch of the river, swap the boat for your own easy-to-handle funyak and then paddle behind your attentive guide before stopping for a buffet lunch in the great outdoors!

No previous canoeing experience is required on this tour, and your guide will paddle at a leisurely pace to suit the group.
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
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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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Queenstown Information Centre or selected Queenstown's hotels and accomodations

Address: Queenstown Info Centre, corner of Camp & Shotover Street

Dates: Daily

Return point: Returns to original departure point at approximately 5pm
Duration
9h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point at approximately 5pm
Inclusions
  • Round-trip transport from Queenstown
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Jet boat ride
  • Canoe tour
  • Use of equipment: lifejacket, wetsuits and booties, fleece, dry bag
  • Lunch - Buffet lunch
  • Soft drinks, tea and coffee
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum height is 3.3 feet (1 meter)
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Please dress appropriately: bring swimwear, a towel and warm clothes
  • Please bring sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Our family of five with three kids aged 14, 13 and 10 absolutely loved this Funyak adventure. The glacial fed chasm they take you through is truly breathtaking with the most amazing coloured water. Once in a lifetime experience. The Dart River Adventures company is so
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Did this activity with my partner and it was amazing! Whole day of fun, with knowledgable staff and they provide you with so much. We were given plenty of gear to make sure we were warm and our guide Amber made the trip a lot of fun. The views out there are incredible and I'd
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Response from Amelia H, Marketing Coordinator at Dart River 'Funyak' Canoe and Jet Boat Tour from Queenstown
Responded 2 weeks ago
Kia ora LCJ2412, Thank you for taking the time to write such an awesome review for us. Amber is incredible! And the views are something else. Hopefully we will see you next time you're in New Zealand. Ngā mihi, Amelia
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Our day out funkyaking was my highlight of Queenstown! The day was well executed from start to finish from the journey to Glenorchy, the beautiful jet boat ride and the funkaying. Our guides were really fun and knowledgable and made the day a memorable one. This activity covers
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Response from Amelia H, Marketing Coordinator at Dart River 'Funyak' Canoe and Jet Boat Tour from Queenstown
Responded 2 weeks ago
Kia ora Siobhanrochford, Thank you for the recommendation. It's certainly a favourite of the team in the office! The guides work really hard to make sure that everyone has an amazing time. Ill make sure I pass on your feedback. Hope the rest of your time in the region was almost as good as Funyaks! Nga mihi, Amelia
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Best value for money action on our holiday - staff were amazing, the wilderness was breathtaking, getting in the river on the funyaks was great for all our family.
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Response from Amelia H, Marketing Coordinator at Dart River 'Funyak' Canoe and Jet Boat Tour from Queenstown
Responded 14 Sep 2019
Kia ora Aussiefunguy, We love getting feedback about the team. I'll be sure to pass your positive comments on. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Queenstown. Nga mihi, Amelia
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Staff was super friendly and the tour was amazing , you can never go wrong in this tour. Scenic views that would trap your heart and an adventurous experience. Though we had to reschedule it due to weather.
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Response from Amelia H, Marketing Coordinator at Dart River 'Funyak' Canoe and Jet Boat Tour from Queenstown
Responded 14 Sep 2019
Kia ora traveltape0, Thank you for taking the time to write a 5* review. I'm glad to hear that you were able to reschedule around the bad weather. Safe travels, Amelia
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