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Dart River

Camp and Shotover Streets | Queenstown Information Centre, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 9992
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Dart River 'Funyak' Canoe and Jet Boat Tour from Queenstown
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Dart River Jet Boat Ride and Wilderness Jet from Queenstown
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US$296.91*
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Ultimate Nature Experience from Queenstown: Dart River Jet Boat Ride and Lake...
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Immerse yourself in an authentic New Zealand experience in some of the world’s most amazing scenery. The adventure begins in Queenstown, moves along Lake Wakatipu to Glenorchy before heading into the pristine Dart River Valley and the World Heritage area of Mount Aspiring National Park. Enjoy the rich cultural heritage of this area overlooked by Te Koroka, the mythical sleeping giant in the hills famed for its abundance of pounamu. This truly is some of New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery and includes mountains, glaciers, alpine lakes and ancient beech forest which have formed a recogniseable backdrop to Middle Earth and many other well know movies. Both jet boating and kayak tours are available ensuring that both adrenaline lovers and those looking for a more leisurely and immersive experience are catered for.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beech forest” (70 reviews)
“fun yaks” (28 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Camp and Shotover Streets | Queenstown Information Centre, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 9992
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You have to do this. We went with our 6 and 9 year olds to the dart jet and they LOVED it, were from NZ but we learnt so much on this trip. The entire team on this package was awesome. A special thanks to...More

Thank Noni P
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is something one must do when in Queenstown. I will start with staff because that is the most important part of any activity you do. Ed picked us up from the hotel and he was very informative about the journey and shared his experiences....More

Thank Nirav G
Reviewed 5 days ago

Definitely a 'Must-do' in Queenstown! What a perfect day! Drive through the breath-taking Glenorchy road on which we got to see both sunrise and sunset, then jet boat tour with Ethan along the Dart river, and funyak with Tobby. All staff members are amazing, super...More

Thank drozobzzz
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fast, exhilarating jet boat experience with a 4x4 bus ride into a remote wood. Area used for Lord of the Rings filming - simply stunning.

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had wanted to do this when we have previously visited. We finally did it and it was worth it. The bus tour guide was very friendly and was very informative telling the passengers all about the area. The jet boat driver was also very good....More

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Thank Stephanie K
Dart_River_CS, Manager at Dart River, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora Steph K, Thank you for your review! Glad to read you enjoyed our trip and that the team were all accommodating! Hope to see you again soon. Nga mihi, Hayden

Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks for a great experience and wonderful time. All staff were excellent.Felt staff at all times. Instructions and information was top class.

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Thank Andrew H
Dart_River_CS, Manager at Dart River, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora Andrew H, Thanks for coming out to Dart River! Glad to read you enjoyed your Wilderness trip with us. Nga mihi, Hayden

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must do activity. We had a lot of fun. The guides are very good and knowledgeable. They go out of their way to ensure your comfort to get the maximum from the trip. We made use of Spanish language translations during the...More

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Dart_River_CS, Manager at Dart River, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora lauracrp1, Thank you for your kind review. Glad to read the Kruse units worked well for you! We have 6 languages that can be translated for our trips. Hope to see you again and thank you for your recommendation. Nga mihi, Hayden

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the most spectacular day with the Dart River crew. A fantastic experience in every respect. The scenery was exceptional .... of course it was, there was never any doubt that it would be. Everything was organised super well, from the transportation to warm...More

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Dart_River_CS, Manager at Dart River, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora AucklandShar, Thank you for your review! Glad to read you found our Funyak trip to be good value for money! We certainly do cater for pretty much every dietary requirements. Hope to see you again soon. Nga mihi, Hayden

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a well organised and outstandingly good fun adventure for the family. Our children 8 and 11 enjoyed the whole thing and would happily do it all over again and the scenery was spectacular...so good the kids even noticed it! We will be back...More

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Dart_River_CS, Manager at Dart River, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora 96kathryn, Thank you for your review. Really happy that you and the family enjoyed our Wilderness trip! You will be welcomed back for sure to do our Funyak trip. See you soon... Nga mihi, Hayden

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recommend taking a Dart river jet boat tour. You get a scenic drive up the Glenorchy road from Queenstown and a short waking tour of the Glenorchy forest before the jet boat ride.

Thank doug h
Dart_River_CS, Manager at Dart River, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia ora doug h, Thank you for your review and recommendation! Nga mihi, Hayden

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sandiegotravel94
Hi- we are arriving June 17th and interested in the dart river funyak trip- but wondering if the weather will be suitable for funyaking. Can you advise? One review from Jan 2015 indicates that the trip can be a little overwhelming if the weather is not accommodating.
13 May 2017|
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Response from Johanna K | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. It will be cold. Ring them and ask. We did the jet boat etc not funyaking. Wrap up warmly and they give you big water proof fleecy lined coats
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rmh611
I am a little skeptical about this given the 360 turns etc. Do not like "thrill" rides but it seems like an awesome experience. I am 58 and the travel agent says it is not too bad.
12 October 2016|
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Response from 408lynleym | Reviewed this property |
He gives plenty of warning before a 360 so u just hold on and it's fine. Go for it !
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Pomeroys
Hi there, avid photographer, just wondering if it is possible to take a camera on trip? Understand the big camera may be problematic but a small waterproof that fits into pocket ok?
24 September 2016|
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Response from Kate_NTT_Southern | Property representative |
Kia ora, Yes you are able to take a small waterproof camera. The best option is to have a head-mounted strap to ensure you are able to hold on and stay safe. We look forward to seeing you. Safe travels. Kind Regards, Kate
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