Dart River Funyaks are fun, easy and ideal for the whole family. Pick up a paddle, climb aboard and discover the tranquil river system and its amazing vistas. 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 tranquility 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.
Top tip: Book well in advance to avoid disappointment. At peak times, we can be booked weeks in advance. Dart River trips are limited to protect both your experience and the environment.
|Enjoy an hour of high-speed Wilderness Jet boating through the waters of the Dart River into the Te Waipounamu World Heritage Area and your Funyak launch site.|
|Our professional and friendly guides will take you on an inspiring adventure as you gently drift in your own Funyak.|
|Take your time to 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
We strongly recommend you 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.
Rates valid for the Summer 2016/17 from 1 October 2016 to 30 September 2017
|1/4/17 - 30/9/17||$ 339||$ 239||$ 917
SAVE $ 239
|HIGH SEASON 1/1/17 - 31/3/17||$ 349||$ 239||$ 937
Rates valid for the Summer 2016/17 from 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2018
|1/10/17 - 31/12/18||$ 339||$ 239||$ 917 SAVE $ 239|
|HIGH SEASON 1/1/18 - 31/3/18||$ 369||$ 249||$ 967 SAVE $239|
|1/4/18 - 30/9/18||$ 349||$ 239||$ 937 SAVE $239|
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 October 2013 as a jet boat driver Dave has done a U turn and taken over the position as head of bus and funyak guides putting years of international experience rafting to great effect.
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.