Quick & easy instant bookings for Dart River Funyaks
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.
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.
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
Tour departs (summer):
7.45am & 10.15am - Queenstown information centre
8.30am & 5.15am - Dart River Adventures Base, Glenorchy
Tour departs (winter):
8.00am - The Station, Queenstown
8.30am Dart River Adventure Base, Glenorchy
Allow 7.5 hours
Please note we are unable to carry pregnant women on our trips.
502a Wairakei Road, Harewood
Christchurch New Zealand