Dart River 'Funyak' & Jet Boat Tour

Jet Boat up the Dart River & Funyak through crystal clear waters into the heart of Mt Aspiring National Park

Queenstown, New Zealand
Full Day
Start time
7:45 am
Pick up & Drop off
Fitness level
FromNZD $339
Children: NZD $239
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What's Included

  • 1.25 hour Jet Boat Ride up the Dart River
  • 2 Hour paddle on our FunYaks
  • Professional guide
  • Buffet lunch
  • Return transport
  • Life jackets
  • Spray jackets
  • Full FunYak Instruction


Journey deep into the heart of Mt Aspiring National Park - a world heritage area known for its beautiful river valleys, high mountains and remote wilderness. 


Funyaks (inflatable canoes) are truly unique and the only adventure activity of its type in the Queenstown region. Combine this with wilderness jet boating and you have the best ways to explore this incredible corner of the globe. On this tour, you'll explore the Dart River and come across hidden side streams, dramatic chasms and rock pools. 


Dart River Funyaks are fun, easy and perfect for the whole family - you'll be able to paddle gently out onto the crystal clear waters, float downstream and explore the area at your own pace. Get up close with nature before enjoying a picnic lunch, passing through paradise and then heading on to Glenorchy. You'll then travel a back-country route through locations used in movies to illustrate the Middle Earth - Lord of the Rings fans rejoice! 




  • Pick up from Queenstown or self-drive to Glenorchy
  • Dress in wet suits and warm clothing at Glenorchy 
  • Jet boat up the Dart River for an hour into the Wilderness
  • Meet your Funyaks and guides and spend the next two hours heading down the Dart River and into the Rockburn stream
  • Stop for lunch at our shelter, enjoy a full buffet wilderness lunch
  • Then visit the stunning Rockburn Chasm, before floating down the Dart River to Paradise
  • There we take a back country bus back to Glenorchy passing through the landscape used to illustrate Middle Earth in many popular films 

We depart the Queenstown Information Centre corner of Camp Street and Shotover Street at 7.45am every day except Christmas. 

Pick ups are available along Frankton Road and on the way out of town to Glenorchy.

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Terms & Conditions:

We strongly urge you to book well in advance to avoid disappointment, especially at peak times. Our concession to operate in the National Park is limited to protect both your experience and the environment and frequently we will be booked out anything from a few days to a week in advance.

No previous canoeing experience is required on this tour, and your guide will paddle at a leisurely pace to suit the group.
For full terms and conditions please visit: ww.dartriver.co.nz/assets/Downloads/Dart-Jet-Terms-and-Conditions-.pdf

Cancellation Policy:

Cancel anytime 30 days prior to booking for 85% refund.

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Dart River Wilderness Jet & Funyaks
Dart Visitor Centre,45 Mull Street, Glenorchy, NZ


FromNZD $339
Children: NZD $239
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