Funyak trips are drifting for the most part and low adventure, making it ideal for all ages. Climb on board for discovery of the river system and its amazing chasms. This is the trip where you must get involved. Truly memorable...Book Now
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Combine wilderness jet boating with unique Funyak inflatable canoes for a fun way to explore the Dart River as well as hidden side streams, rock pools and dramatic chasms. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this stunning area at your own pace as you float downstream on sparkling water, then enjoy a wilderness picnic lunch before heading past ‘Paradise’ and on to Glenorchy. Then travel a back-country route passing by locations used in movies to illustrate Middle Earth.
|Enjoy an hour of high-speed wilderness jet boating through the clear waters of the Dart River into the Te Waipounamu World Heritage Area and your Funyak launch site|
|Professional, friendly guides take you on an inspiring adventure as you gently drift in your own Funyak|
|Take your time and find those ‘special spots’ where flora, fauna and the power of nature combine to create magic|
|Learn about the Pounamu (Greenstone) that made the Dart River a key trading route for early Maori.|
|Stop along the way and enjoy a wilderness picnic lunch
Departs from the Queenstown Information Centre, corner Camp and Shotover Streets, Queenstown on our complimentary shuttle
Queenstown return 9 hours
From the Dart Visitor Centre, Mull Street, Glenorchy
Glenorchy return 7 hours
Pick ups and drop offs are provided on a scheduled transport circuit and pick up from most accommodation. If you select your accommodation when booking online we will tell you the time and place to meet. Allow 9 hours Queenstown return or 7 hours Glenorchy return
|16yrs +||5 - 15yrs||2 Adults & 2 Children|
Rates valid to 30 Sept 2015
Minimum child height of 1 metre applies, minimum age is 5 years old
Our guides and drivers are selected for their ability to relate well to people of all ages and backgrounds as well as their knowledge and love of the natural world that inhabits our playground.
Here’s just a couple of our guides, if you want to find out more use the button below.
Since starting in 2007, Christian’s favourite part about working at Dart is being out in the wilderness (secretly scouting out deer). He’s a North Island man from Rotorua and Kaipara but prefers to be out in NZ’s back country.
Often seen on any Dart brochures and videos, our poster boy is a popular one with the female passengers (usually of an older demographic). Raised on a Central Otago farm, he’s a sporty fella who enjoys biking, hiking, kayaking and building his house.
The sheer diversity of what’s on offer means you experience a unique combination of breathtaking
scenery matched with exciting jet boating on braided, glacier-fed rivers. Highly informative guides
add the personal touch, talking about the area’s history, the Greenstone trail and Maori legends.