Dart River Funyak
Dart River Funyaks is an amazing journey from Glenorchy deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mt Aspiring National Park. Get up-close with nature with a gentle paddle on sparkling waters.
Combine wilderness jet boating with unique Funyak in stable 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, as well as a sumptuous buffet lunch before heading past Paradise and on to Glenorchy.
Group Size : 1-15 people
Duration : Full Day
Departure Location : Queenstown Information Centre/ Pick-up & drop-off at various hotels
Departure Time : 7:45am
Departure dates : Daily.
Transportation : Minibus
Category : Light Adventure/ Wilderness Experience
Note: If self-driving by car, allow 1 hour for driving from Queenstown to Glenorchy.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the fantastic lakeside scenery on our complimentary courtesy bus to Glenorchy with an entertaining narrative from your local driver describing Lake Wakatipu and its legends. The spectacular 46km drive from Queenstown to Glenorchy is one of the world’s Top 10 scenic drives.
Enjoy an hour of highspeed wilderness jet boating through the waters of the Dart River into the Te Wāhipounamu World Heritage Area and your Funyak launch site.
Professional, friendly guides take you on an inspiring adventure as you gently drift in your own Funyak.
Take your time and find those special spots where flora, fauna and the power of nature combine to create magic.
Stop along the way and enjoy a wilderness picnic lunch.
Learn about the Pounamu (Greenstone) that made the Dart River a key trading route for early Māori.
Travel a backcountry route to Glenorchy and put yourself in scenes and backdrops from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies.
Summer : Sunglasses, sun hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, camera and warm outer layer clothing recommended.
Winter : Wear thermals including woollen socks, warm clothing, hat, gloves, windproof jacket, sunglasses, insect repellent & camera.
Bring swim gear and towel year round.
Pick-up and drop-off ex Queenstown
Shuttle transfter between Queenstown and Glenorchy
Wilderness Jetboat Adventure
Inflatable Funyak canoes
Wetsuits & wetsuit booties, life jackets, fleece tops
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Family: 2 Adults and 2 Children. 2nd child free. Minimum age = 5 years.
Minimum child height of 1 metre applies which may be increased to 1.2m in some conditions.