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

map Queenstown, New Zealand
Up to 9 hours
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
Shuttle departing at 7:45 am and 10:00 am (Summer) & 7:45 am (Winter)
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
5 years
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
FromNZD $369
ValueNZD $379SAVE NZD $10
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Child: NZD $269
2 Adults + 2 Children: NZD $999
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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
  • Spray jackets
  • Full FunYak InstructionProvided
  • Life jackets (compulsory)
  • Wetsuits
  • Booties
  • Fleece tops
  • Dry bags


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 from The Station Building oppisite 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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  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Warm outer layer
  • Warm underwear or swimwear
  • Change of underwear
  • Towel
  • Insect repellant
  • Camera, carried at own risk (note that you will get wet)
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  • Minimum age is 5 years old.
  • Minimum child height is 1 metre but may be increased to 1.2m in some conditions.
  • The Wilderness Jet & Funyak tour is not suitable if you are pregnant.
  • A child is 5-15 years old.
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Shuttle: Your trip includes a complimentary return shuttle from Queenstown. Pick-ups and drop-offs are provided on a scheduled transport circuit and we pick up from most accommodations. 

Self-drive: Glenorchy is a 45min/ 48km scenic drive from Queenstown. We suggest you leave at least an hour from Queenstown to Glenorchy to include photo stops.
For the full trip we suggest you allow 9 hours Queenstown return or 7 hours Glenorchy return.

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A family pack is 2 adults and 2 children. 

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Terms & Conditions:

  • Participation in all adventure activities carries a degree of inherent risk and by participating in the activity provided by the supplier you are expressly assuming those risks personally and are, to the maximum extent permitted by law, waiving and releasing the supplier and it’s officers and employees and any subsidiary or related company from any liability, claims, losses, damages or expenses caused by any event including, but not limited to: a. Personal injury or death; b. Property loss or damage; c. Acts which may be construed as negligent or accidental; d. Any other loss, damage, suffering, emotional or nervous disorder. 

  • You agree that your successors, executors, administrators and next of kin are bound by these terms and conditions

  • No previous canoeing experience is required on this tour, and your guide will paddle at a leisurely pace to suit the group.

Please note that the bookings are processed manually and please chat to us before making the booking or you can book with us and your booking is confirmed only once confirmed by the tour operator.


Cancellation Policy:

In the event that a booking is cancelled, the following fees will apply:

  • Cancellations more than 24 hours in advance: no fee
  • Cancellations less than 24 hours before departure: 100% of the cost

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Pickup Locations
  • 12 Mile Campground
  • Abba Garden Motel
  • Absoloot Value Hostel
  • Alexis Motor Lodge
  • Alpine Lodge
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FromNZD $369
ValueNZD $379SAVE NZD $10
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Child: NZD $269
2 Adults + 2 Children: NZD $999
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