Funyaks (Kayaks/Canoes)

Enjoy this unmissable experience with the exhilaration of a wilderness jet boat ride combined with a leisurely downstream float on our easy to use Funyaks (inflatable kayaks/canoes). Ideal for the whole family, this trip is a must-do to explore the truly unique Dart River.

Your amazing journey begins with an exhilarating jet boat ride up the Dart River deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mt Aspiring National Park. From here you’ll then travel back down river at your own pace in our unique Funyaks exploring pristine waters as they flow from the Southern Alps to Lake Wakatipu, hidden side streams with amazing rock pools and dramatic chasms. 

Just when you think your Funyaks adventure is over, you will enjoy a gourmet buffet lunch before heading via 4 wheel drive coach to locations used in the movies to illustrate Middle Earth from ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’.

 

Prices (seasonal)

Adult

$369

Age 16+

Child

$269

Age 5–15

Family

$1,007

2 Adults
2 Children

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Itinerary

Jet Boat

Jet Boat

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.

Kayak

Funyak

Our professional and friendly guides will take you on an inspiring adventure as you gently drift in your own Funyak.

Picnic

Picnic Lunch

Stop along the way and enjoy a wilderness picnic lunch

Bus

4WD Coach Drive

Pass locations used in famous films such as 'The Hobbit'

Wilderness Jet Boat, Dart River Adventures
Paddling the Funyaks, Dart River Adventures
Dart River Adventures Funyaks

Testimonials

The trip was well planned, we felt safe at all times and the guides were very enthusiastic and friendly. Beautiful area and stunning views over the alpine landscapes and the Dart river in Mt Aspiring National Park. Wonderful spot for lunch! Would do it again!

Hong Kong

I loved it. I am a thrill seeker and it fulfilled everything I thought and more. I would recommend The Dart Jet and The Funyaks to everyone. Seeing the smiles on everyone's face was really nice. I would do it again if I got the chance. Thank you for your service and all your staff that put in a lot of work.

Australia

The trip was extremely enjoyable. The staff were professional and experienced which made us feel safe. The area is stunning and this was a great way to get up close to the beautiful landscape. Such a great day!

Australia

Trip Information

When will you be visiting us?

Funyaks

Glenorchy - check in

8:30am

10:30am

What we provide:

  • Life jackets (compulsory)
  • Spray jackets
  • Wetsuits
  • Booties
  • Fleece tops
  • Dry bags

 What to bring: 

  • 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)

Restrictions:

  • 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.

Transport Options

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 accommodation. You can select this when you book-in.

Queenstown Information Centre, Shotover Street

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Dart River Visitor Centre, Mull Street, Glenorchy

Departs

7:45am

10:00am

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.

Funyaks

Glenorchy - check in

8:30am

What we provide:

  • Life jackets (compulsory)
  • Spray jackets
  • Wetsuits
  • Booties
  • Fleece tops
  • Dry bags

 What to bring: 

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Warm hat
  • Warm gloves
  • Scarf or buff
  • Wollen socks
  • Windproof jacket 
  • Warm outer layer
  • Warm underwear or swimwear
  • Change of underwear
  • Towel
  • Insect repellant
  • Camera, carried at own risk (note that you will get wet)

Restrictions:

  • 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.

Transport Options

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 accommodation. You can select this when you book-in.

Queenstown Information Centre, Shotover Street

arrow

Dart River Visitor Centre, Mull Street, Glenorchy

Departs

7:45am

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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