Combine wilderness jet boating with unique Funyak inflatable canoes for a fun way to explore the Dart River on an amazing journey deep into the Mt Aspiring National Park. 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.
Funyaks are truly unique as the only adventure of it’s type in the Queenstown region and is a fun way to intimately explore and experience this amazing ‘World Heritage’ area. Start your funyak trip with an hours exciting jet boat trip up the Dart River with all the thrills of classic braided shallow river jet boating complete with exhilarating jet spins. Youll then disembark to begin your Funyak adventure in one of our unique inflatable Funyak canoes. After full instructions, youll paddle and drift a spectacular downstream journey. Stopping amongst ancient beech forest you’ll enjoy a delicious wilderness buffet lunch as well as having the opportunity to explore the hidden side streams, rock pools and dramatic chasms such as the beautiful Rockburn Chasm. Afterwards continue downstream to Paradise, from where youll return to Glenorchy via a back-country route through stunning scenery and locations that have inspired movies the world over including ‘The Lord of the Rings’
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.
7:30am from the Queenstown Information Centre, corner Camp and Shotover Streets, Queenstown.
9:00am from the Dart Visitor Centre, Mull Street, Glenorchy