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Dart River Funyaks & Jet Boat Safari

Combine wilderness jet boating with unique Funyak inflatable canoes for a fun way to explore the Dart River. Funyak drift is an amazing journey deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mt Aspiring National Park. Get up-close with nature with a gentle paddle on crystal clear waters.

The Funyak Safari is the most intimate way to explore and experience every aspect of this amazing area.

First of all you'll travel an exciting 1 1/4 hours up the Dart River by jet boat, then you'll disembark to begin your Funyak journey in one of our unique inflatable "Funyak" canoes.

After full instructions, you'll be free to paddle and drift (under the watchful eye of your professional guide) for a spectacular two hours downstream, taking in all the awe-inspiring sights found amidst the Dart River's shimmering channels.

You'll stop amongst the ancient beech forest to enjoy a wilderness buffet lunch and explore the hidden side streams, rock pools and dramatic chasms such as the beautiful Rockburn, before continuing downstream to Paradise, where you'll be taken by 4WD coach to Glenorchy, stopping to view the stunning scenery that has inspired films the world over.

Funyaks is suitable for most ages with average fitness, no previous experience is required. Wetsuits are provided - please bring a towel plus swimwear to wear underneath.

Tour concludes approximately 9 hours after commencement, at Queenstown Information Centre, corner of camp and Shotover Streets.

Experience Includes

  • Full-day Dart River funyak canoe and jet boat adventure from Queenstown
  • Enjoy an hour of high-speed wilderness jet boating adventure
  • Explore the Dart River on a funyak canoe and discover hidden side streams, rock pools and dramatic chasms
  • Soak up the park’s incredible countryside scenery - featured as Middle-earth in The Lord of the Rings film series
  • Use of equipment - life jacket, wetsuits and booties, fleece, dry bag
  • Pick-up and drop-off from main Queenstown hotels
  • Picnic lunch

Departs

Daily, year round.

Start times

8.00am May to October | 10.00am November to March | 7.45am or 10.15am April.

Duration

Around 9 hours in total.

Terms & Conditions

  • Tour is suitable for most ages with average fitness, no previous experience is required.
  • Wetsuits are provided - please bring a towel plus swimwear to wear underneath.
  • Tour concludes approximately 9 hours after commencement, at Queenstown Information Centre, corner of camp and Shotover Streets.
  • Minimum age is 5 years. Minimum height is 3.3 feet (1 metre).
  • This tour operates with a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 21 passengers.