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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
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Dart River 'Funyak' Canoe and Jet Boat Tour from Queenstown
From US$261.97
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.

Reviews (124)
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
One of the top highlights of our trip

We were a group of 4 adults and 3 teenagers. Absolutely loved this excursion. Everything about this trip was spectacular. Starting with the stunning bus trip to Glenorchy, where we were kitted out in wetsuits, life jackets etc and given dry bags for phones, before...More

Thank VickiM1965
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Great day

Jet boat trip was great fun amidst stunning scenery. Funyaks are very stable, our kids are 13, 11 and 9 and they were easily able to manoeuvre them around the river. Trip is really well organised and the staff were great

Thank Z8021KRmikec
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Best moutain views!

Dont miss this amazing trip. You get back in areas where you wouldn't normally. Jet boat was fun and then paddle to have lunch in the forest. Wear your swim suit under wet suit cause the water is 50 degrees. Amber our guide was fantastic!...More

Thank R1171JJelizabethh
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent adventure

Jet boat up the Dart was exhilarating and fun. very competent and friendly driver/pilot/captain? Views are amazing. After a picnic in splendid countryside by the banks of a tributary we then had a great contrast to the jet boat when we funkayaked down the river....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rob B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Amazing trip

Went up the river on the jet boat...fun! Then the funkyak Canoe in couples was a little work but also saw some amazing sites along the way. Got wind swept quite a lot...the team was super helpful and safety was huge priority. Was so much...More

Thank stephaniecN8765IF
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Oliver G
8 November 2018|
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Response from stevenpT5912IT | Reviewed this property |
Call who you booked through and ask if card was run thorough, if so ask for receipt of credit to account. Because there are many cancellations for weather on this and other trips like Milton Sound in many cases they do not... More
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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.
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Quynh L
9 April 2018|
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Response from dadndoc | Reviewed this property |
You'd definitely need to ask the organisers. We were in two person Funyaks which meant both people had to steer and row. There's always the chance of someone falling into the river which can be quite treacherous. We had some... More
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