Quick & easy instant bookings for Dart River Funyaks
Dart River Funyaks are fun, easy and ideal for the whole family.
Located near Queenstown, 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.
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
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.
From the Dart Visitor Centre, Mull Street, Glenorchy. Check in by 8.45am
Life jackets are mandatory and supplied along with optional spray jackets, wetsuits & booties and fleece tops.
* Summer – Sunglasses, sun hat, sunscreen, Insect repellent, camera and warm outer layer recommended
* Winter – Wear thermals and warm clothing plus hat, gloves, woollen socks, windproof jacket, sunglasses, insect repellant and camera.
* Year round – Bring warm underwear or swimwear, a change of underwear and towel. No experience required.
Minimum child height of 1 metre applies.
Minimum age is 5 years old.
Children are 5 - 15 years of age.
Please note we are unable to carry pregnant women on our trips.
502a Wairakei Road, Harewood
Christchurch New Zealand