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Dart River Jet - Funyak


Combining an exhilarating jet boat journey deep into the heart of world-renowned Mt Aspiring National park with a downstream 'Funyak' expedition. This is an experience not to be missed!


  • Get up-close with nature and explore untouched areas inaccessible by other means
  • Thrilling jet boating adventure in the spectacular wilderness of Mt Aspiring National Park
  • 'Funyak' expedition to explore the glacial channels of the stunning Dart River and its hidden side streams, rock pools and impressive chasms
  • Enjoy beautiful views and a delicious picnic lunch in a true wilderness setting
  • No experience required!

Join Dart River Jet for an exhilarating journey like no other deep into the wilderness of Mt Aspiring National Park.

Venturing up the pristine glacier-fed Dart River your expert jet boat driver skilfully negotiates the ever-changing channels and braids. This is a spectacular jet boating adventure including all the action of high speed turns and spins, as well as plenty of stops along the way to check out points of interest and learn about the magical Dart River Valley.

The next part of your expedition takes you downstream by inflatable 'Funyak' canoe to explore the glacial channels of the Dart River its hidden side streams, rock pools, and impressive chasms. 'Funyaking' is a fun way to travel, as well as a more intimate and hands-on way to explore this stunning wilderness area, safely guided by a skilled expert.

You'll stop at a beautiful, remote location along the way to enjoy a delicious picnic lunch surrounded by spectacular views before continuing downstream by 'Funyak' to 'Paradise'. From here your return journey is via a backcountry route through spectacular locations and scenery used in the famous Lord of the Rings movies.

Don't miss this unique day of exhilaration, adventure and discovery. Connect with the real New Zealand.

Adult $319.00
Child $229.00
Family $867.00 (2 adults and 2 children)

What's included

  • Funyak (Kayak) experience
  • 45min high-speed Wilderness Jet boating
  • Return transport from Queenstown
  • Picnic Lunch
  • We provide: Life Jackets, Wetsuits & Booties (all mandatory) along with Spray jackets, Fleece tops & Dry Bags


  • Allow approximately 8 hours for the whole experience


  • Ex Queenstown: Check-in at The Station Building, 25 Shotover Street, Queenstown
  • Ex Glenorchy: Check-in at Dart River Adventures, 45 Mull Street, Glenorchy
  • See Departure details in Notes.


  • Minimum age: 5
  • Minimum height is 1metre but may be increased to 1.2 meters in some conditions.

    Not suitable if you are pregnant or have back/neck injuires.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • *** PLEASE NOTE*** Bookme tickets cannot be used in conjunction with any other special offers or discounts.

    Departure Information:

    9:30am Departure:

    Ex Queenstown: Pick-up and drop-off transport location is at The Station Building, 25 Shotover Street. Check-in at 8:15am, departs 8:30am and arriving back in Queenstown approx. 4.15pm.

    Ex Glenorchy: Check-in with our team at Dart River Adventures, 45 Mull Street, Glenorchy at 9:15am

  • Age: Child is 5-15 years inclusive.

Available Bookings from 19 Aug to 25 Aug 2022

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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Thu 25 Aug

  • Adult$319.00
  • Child$229.00
  • Family$867.00

  • Adult$319.00
  • Child$229.00
  • Family$867.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


21 reviews

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lizr3 from New Zealand wrote on 03 January 2022

Highly recommended

We are a family of four (two young teens) and chose to book the jetboat and funyaks. We all enjoyed our day so much. The guides were knowledgeable and looked after us really well. I felt safe in their hands. The current of the river carried us nicely down stream without too much effort, it was so relaxing and the scenery is beautiful. Top tips: take drinking water as it’s not supplied at lunch and Pack bug spray because the sand flies still bite on a hot day. Don’t hesitate, just book because you won’t regret!

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Kia Ora Liz, Thank you so much for your great review of your Funyaks Experience with us. We're so pleased to hear yu enjoyed your trip with us so much. It sure is a special part of the country that we get to operate our tours. Maybe see you again some day. Nga mihi Olivia

Aline from Brazil wrote on 12 July 2021


That was a breathtaking experience, the scenery is absolutely beautiful and the team was really nice! A must-do in Queenstown!

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Kia Ora Aline, Thank you for your great review of our Funyaks trip. So pleased to hear you enjoyed great manaakitanga from our team, and were in awe of the breathtaking scenery. Nga mihi Olivia

matg1 from New Zealand wrote on 11 February 2021

An awesome day

Loved the day, both myself and my wife, and out 11yo and 8yo girls loved it. Bit a fitness helps but its a fun adventure filled and really relaxing day. Incredible scenery in a very remote part on the country, difficult to otherwise access. Lots of great food for lunch.

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Kia ora Matg1 Thank you for your review and coming out with us on our Funyaks experience. We are glad you and your family has a great time on your trip with us and had a relaxing time taking in the stunning scenery, it really is an amazing backdrop. I will pass your kind words onto our caterer, she will be stoked to hear you enjoyed your lunch. Nga mihi Jane Morris Customer Experience Representative

Ali Ghavidel from New Zealand wrote on 14 January 2021


Both jetboating and river kayaking were a new experience for us. We did it with my wife and my son 13yo. While jetboating upstream through Dart River during the morning, it was cloudy, rainy and well cold. While kayaking back downstream the river, it was perfectly sunny and pleasantly warm. Starting to paddle down, I was not sure if we can do this or not but the team were well-experienced and supportive and knew what they were doing. They taught us thoroughly and we could handle it smoothly and joyfully. A perfect combination of physical activity and fun. Will I do it again? Sure thing... but of course exploring some new rivers :)

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Kia ora Ali Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Its great to hear that you enjoyed your Funyak trip with us and its sounds like you got a good taste of Glenorchy weather - multiple seasons in one day :-) As you have mentioned your don't need experience for our Funyaks trip our talented guides will teach you everything you need to know on the day and they will be there with you through the day for tips and of course some good storytelling. We hope to meet you again in the future for another adventure. Ngā mihi, Jane Morris Customer Experience Team

annabelleh1 from Australia wrote on 19 August 2019

The best experience you'll have in New Zealand.

I can't recommend this tour enough my partner and I had a fantastic time!

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Kia Ora Annabelle, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, we are so glad you loved it and look forward to having you back one day! Ngā mihi, Jake Cockburn Customer Experience Representative DDI +64 3 442 9992 / 0800 327 853 Email: reservations@dartriver.co.nz Web: www.dartriver.co.nz


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