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Your Funyak journey begins with an exhilarating jet boat ride from Glenorchy up the Dart River deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mt Aspiring National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Experience exciting 360 degree spins along the way as you marvel at the untouched beauty of this location, inaccessible by other means. Learn about Pounamu and the long-standing history of the area.

After your jet boat ride, you will travel back down stream with expert guides in unique Funyaks (inflatable kayaks) steering your way through pristine waters as they flow from the Southern Alps to Lake Whakatipu. Explore channels and side-streams in this spectacular wilderness location and witness the native flora and fauna of the area.

Just when you think your Funyak journey is over, you will enjoy a packed lunch in the wilderness before heading home via 4 wheel drive coach to explore locations used in movies ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’.

This action-packed full day of exploration gets you away from the hustle and bustle of Queenstown to experience the natural, untouched wilderness New Zealand is so famous for. With free transport and only a 45 minute, breathtaking drive from Queenstown, what are you waiting for?

Please note that due to weather and our ever-changing wilderness environment, every trip is different and we can’t always guarantee you will visit the same locations. This includes inside the chasm. The vistas are stunning everywhere you look so rest-assured you will always experience the beauty of this untouched paradise!

Your expert guide will teach you everything you need to know to use your own Funyak, no prior experience necessary. However you must obey all instructions and if our guides feel like you are struggling, they may decide to attach your Funyak to their Funyak to navigate the more difficult parts of the river. The safety of our customers is of utmost importance to us.

Dart River Funyak in Mt Aspiring National Park

7 Hours 30 Minutes

$299 NZD

An hour of thrilling high-speed wilderness Jet Boating, followed by exploring & soaking in the Dart River & Mt Aspiring National Park in a Funyak, interrupted only by a sumptuous included Lunch.

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Dart River Funyaks

Important Information

What we provide:

  • Life jackets (compulsory)
  • Fleece spray jackets (optional)
  • Wetsuits (compulsory)
  • Booties (compulsory)
  • Fleece tops
  • Buffs
  • Dry bags

 What to bring:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Warm outer layer
  • Warm underwear or swimwear
  • Change of underwear
  • Towel
  • Insect repellant
  • Camera, carried at own risk (note that you will get wet)


  • Minimum age is 5 years old.
  • Minimum child height is 1 meter but may be increased to 1.2m in some conditions.
  • The Wilderness Jet & Funyak tour is not suitable if you are pregnant.

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