Dart River FunYak
The Funyak trip is truly unique – it’s the only experience of its type in the Queenstown region and is the most fun way to explore and experience every aspect of this amazing area.
- Jet Boat Action
- Unique Funyak
- Scenic Back-Road Tour
First of all you’ll travel an exciting 1 1⁄4 hours up the Dart River by Jet Boat, with all the thrills of braided shallow river Jet Boating and world famous jet spins, then you’ll begin your ‘Funyak’ journey in one of our unique inflatable ‘Funyak’ canoes.
After full instructions, you’ll be free to paddle and drift (under the watchful eye of your professional guide) for a spectacular two hours downstream, taking in all the awe-inspiring sights found amidst the Dart River’s shimmering channels.
You’ll stop amongst the ancient beech forest to enjoy a wilderness buffet lunch and explore the hidden side streams, rock pools and dramatic chasms such as the beautiful Rockburn, before continuing downstream to Paradise, where you’ll be taken by 4WD coach to Glenorchy, stopping to view the stunning scenery that has inspired films the world over.
Queenstown’s Dart River Jet experiences are a unique combination of exciting braided river Jet Boating, breathtaking scenery, Maori heritage and inspiring adventure – truly authentic discoveries of everything that makes New Zealand an exceptional destination. Dart River Jet, the only operator on the Dart River, can take you on the longest and most sensational Jet Boat journeys available in the Queenstown area. They are diverse adventures from the head of mighty Lake Wakatipu into the pristine Dart River and spectacular Mount Aspiring National Park. Explore this World Heritage Area steeped in legend and mystery with the journey that suits you best from our range of 3 amazing Safari options – the discovery of the Wilderness Safari, the exhilarating Wilderness Jet, or the unique Dart River Funyak.
Pick up Queenstown or self drive to Glenorchy
Dress in wet suits and warm clothing at Glenorchy.
Jet boat up the Dart River for an hour into the Wilderness
Meet your Funyaks and guides and spend the next two hours heading down the Dart River and into the Rockburn stream.
Stop for lunch at our shelter, enjoy a full buffet wilderness lunch.
Then visit the stunning Rockburn chasm, before floating down the Dart River to Paradise.
There we take a back country bus back to Glenorchy passing through the landscape used to illustrate Middle Earth in many popular films.
We depart the Queenstown Information Centre corner of Camp and Shotover sts at 7.45am every day except Christmas.
Pick ups are available along Frankton road and on the way out of town to Glenocrhy.