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Funyak Canoe & Jet Boat Tour

by Dart River Wilderness Jet & Funyaks Duration 9h Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per traveller Price is NZ$260
Pricing based on group of 4 travellers
Amazing! 4.4/5 Wotif Guest Rating View all 5 Wotif Verified Reviews

Head out on a full-day adventure filled with water activities such as high-speed jet boating and slow canoeing along the pristine Dart River Valley, plus a scenic back-country drive to view filming locations from the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Leaving Queenstown by bus, you drive past Lake Wakatipu with its magnificent Alpine scenery and into the Dart River Valley and Mount Aspiring National Park.

Upon arrival at the glacier-fed Dart River, board your awaiting jet boat. Inhale the sharp air as your hour-long ride speeds past ancient beech forests, sheer cliffs and ridges, slowing to inch through walls of rock to reach your Funyak launch site in the heart of the national park.

Hop aboard the Funyak, an inflatable canoe, to leisurely explore the river and hidden side streams. Your guides teach you about the local flora, fauna and areas of historical interest such as the Pounamu (greenstone) that made the river an important trading route for the early Maori people.

Next, stop at a forested glade by the water, with spectacular views of Mt. Earnslaw, to enjoy a buffet lunch.

After lunch, canoe until you reach Paradise, where rolling farmland meets beech forest and the beautiful Diamond Lake. Hop into a 4WD for a back-country drive through Dart Valley and listen as your guide points out filming locations from the Lord of the Rings trilogy along the way.

When you reach the rustic town of Glenorchy, board the bus for a relaxing journey back to Queenstown.

Head out on a full-day adventure filled with water activities such as high-speed jet boating and slow canoeing along the pristine Dart River Valley, plus a scenic back-country drive to view filming locations from the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Leaving Queenstown by bus, you drive past Lake Wakatipu with its magnificent Alpine scenery and into the Dart River Valley and Mount Aspiring National Park.

Upon arrival at the glacier-fed Dart River, board your awaiting jet boat. Inhale the sharp air as your hour-long ride speeds past ancient beech forests, sheer cliffs and ridges, slowing to inch through walls of rock to reach your Funyak launch site in the heart of the national park.

Hop aboard the Funyak, an inflatable canoe, to leisurely explore the river and hidden side streams. Your guides teach you about the local flora, fauna and areas of historical interest such as the Pounamu (greenstone) that made the river an important trading route for the early Maori people.

Next, stop at a forested glade by the water, with spectacular views of Mt. Earnslaw, to enjoy a buffet lunch.

After lunch, canoe until you reach Paradise, where rolling farmland meets beech forest and the beautiful Diamond Lake. Hop into a 4WD for a back-country drive through Dart Valley and listen as your guide points out filming locations from the Lord of the Rings trilogy along the way.

When you reach the rustic town of Glenorchy, board the bus for a relaxing journey back to Queenstown.

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8:30 AM, Dart Funyak (Jetboat and Canoe) - Family Ticket

Duration 9h No booking or credit card fees

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8:30 AM, Dart Funyak (Jetboat and Canoe) in English

Duration 9h No booking or credit card fees

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Funyak Canoe & Jet Boat Tour

Activity Location

Queenstown

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Queenstown Information Centre

    Corner Camp and Shotover Streets

    Queenstown


Highlights

  • Exciting jet boat ride along glacier-fed Dart River

  • Gentle canoeing in the Te Waipounamu World Heritage Area

  • 4WD route past Lord of the Rings filming locations

  • Lunch in a forested glade with spectacular mountain views

  • Lessons on local flora, fauna & history


Inclusions

  • Guided jet boat tour of Dart River Valley

  • Guided Funyak tour of Dart River Valley

  • A back-country drive

  • Buffet lunch

  • Roundtrip transport to and from selected Queenstown hotels


Know Before You Book

  • Children must be 5 or older.

  • You must be at least 3 feet 3 inches (1 m) tall.

  • If you are pregnant you should not take part.

  • Family tour pricing is based on 2 adults and 2 children.


Funyak Canoe & Jet Boat Tour ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

4.4 out of 5

5/5 Mar 06, 2018

We were bussed down to the Dart River where we were given wet suits and other garments to protect us from the cold. Very well organised. They gave us a brief talk about the speed boat and we were taken on a ride of our lives by Ethan who handled the boat with such precision and confidence. We had a ball doing 360 Degree turns and manoeuvres up the river. This was followed by canoeing with our designated guide up the river to our lunch destination. The scenery was breathtaking and the paddling a lot of fun!! They put out a very appetising lunch and then it was back in the funyaks to paddle back. Awesome day.

Dec 17, 2017

This was a fantastic trip , great guides who were friendly , helpful and fun .. exciting jet boat ride upstream , easy and relaxing paddle down stream through incredible country with outstanding views . Delicious spread for lunch with great variety and plenty for all . A well run and great value day , loved every minute !