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


  • Explore the river’s often overlooked nooks and crannies in a funyak

  • Enjoy a picnic lunch in a gorgeous setting in Mount Aspiring National Park

  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at select Queenstown hotels


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.

Tour info

8 hours 15 minutes
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Why take this tour?

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 picnic lunch.

What’s included?

  • Round-trip transport from Queenstown

  • Jet boat ride

  • Canoe tour

  • Use of equipment: lifejacket, wetsuits and booties, fleece, dry bag

  • Picnic lunch

  • Soft drinks, tea and coffee

  • Professional guide

  • Gratuities

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Before you book

  • Duration: 8h 15m

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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About operator:

Jet boating and Funyaking. Join us - the only operator on the Dart River - for a diverse adventure from Queenstown to the frontier township of Glenorchy at the head of mighty Lake Wakatipu. Into the pristine Dart River Valley and the spectacular Mt Aspiring National Park. Here you’ll explore little known areas inaccessible by other means and discover a unique and dramatic environment rich in both natural and cultural heritage and legend. If there is one Queenstown experience that delivers the diversity and essence of what is 'New Zealand' - it is without doubt a trip with Dart River Adventures. Explore this awe-inspiring 'UNESCO World Heritage' area with the full or half day option that suits you best and experience 'New Zealand's Most Sensational Journey.'

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