No previous canoeing experience is required on this tour, and your guide will paddle at a leisurely pace to suit the group.
- Full-day Dart River funyak canoe and jet boat adventure from Queenstown
- Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mount Aspiring National Park on this exhilarating tour
- Follow your guide on your funyak canoe and discover hidden streams and rock pools
- Soak up the park’s incredible countryside scenery -- featured as Middle-earth in The Lord of the Rings film series
- Enjoy a buffet lunch in the great outdoors
- Lifejacket and wetsuit provided
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What You Can Expect
After a comprehensive safety briefing get kitted up with equipment: lifejacket, wetsuit with booties, fleece and a dry bag. Then, hop aboard your jet boat and hold on tight as your guide speeds you through the waters of the Dart River, while explaining the countryside’s highlights.
Once you've ventured deeper into the wilderness of the park, swap the jet boat for your inflatable canoe (seats 2 or 3 people max) and paddle out behind your guide in a flotilla, exploring the hidden side streams, rock pools and chasms that make the Dart River so special. Stop for a buffet lunch laid out on tables in a grassy area and surrounded by the gloriously isolated scenery of Mount Aspiring National Park – featured in the Oscar-winning films of The Lord of the Rings series.
After lunch, continue along the Dart River in your canoe, soaking up the gorgeous countryside and watching out for rare fauna and wildlife like red deer and yellow-crowned parakeets. At the end of this exciting adventure hop back on board your coach and relax on the return journey to Queenstown.
This tour was amazing!
Excellent . Must do.
great tour, breathtaking views! the guide, Luke is great!
Amazing place! Fantastic views! This area definitely feels like Middle Earth! Loved it!
Beautiful place, fun activities, good food, great guides, excellent experience.
Great value to boot, a long jet boat ride, kayaking and lunch. Much better value than the 10min $100 jet boat rides available in queenstown.
Seemed a little pricey when we booked it, but definitely worth every penny. The scenery is spectacular and they outfit you with everything you need for a fun day in the jet boat and funyaks.
Excellent tour; a fun filled, adventure packed time. The Dart river is incredible! Don't forget to bring a camera (preferably waterproof) to capture the breathe taking views. The Jet Boat was great fun but I thought the Funyaking was even better! Lovely buffet lunch, experienced guides. Just amazing
You can't beat this experience ......the water was so incredible
This is a hard tour to rate because the jet boat ride was excellent and ten out of ten.Ben was a great driver and loved doing his 360s. Really good fun. All equipment supplied including fleecy undershirt, wetsuit, wet weather jacket and water boots. Unfortunately I cannot give an accurate review of the Funyak canoe as the weather we experienced was apparently the worst any of our guides have ever experienced on this tour. However the tour still went ahead. We received the tail of Sydney's very bad storm and the winds were gale force. Our guide Toby told us on a number of occasions it was the worst conditions he had ever seen along the river. We were first timers and I found the whole experience really frightening. One occasion Toby told us we could not cross the river as we normally would because the current was so strong so we had to have one person out of the canoe to push it on a 90 degree angle while the other person paddled furiously. The rocks in the water were very slippery under the water boots. When we finally made it to the lunch stop you had to pull your canoe through the water for about 100m. When my husband collapsed our guide and the other family were out of sight. Enter Gareth. In the middle of nowhere he comes walking out of the bushes with only Tshirt and shorts on very, very cold day and offers to take our canoe for us. When he found out my husband was having an asthma attack which he hasn't suffered for at least 20 years he pulled a Ventolin inhaler out of his shorts pocket. He was our saviour. We finally made it up to lunch which was delicious and plentiful. We had a very sedate canoe ride into the canyon which was unbelievably easy because there was no gale force winds and it was magnificent. I was very frightened about canoeing back and I was right, it wasn't easy. I think this would be a lovely day when weather permits, but due to the stormy conditions I would never consider doing this again. HUGE thanks to Gareth.