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Head out on a full-day adventure filled with water activities such as high-speed jet boating and slow canoeing along the pristine Dart River Valley, plus a scenic back-country drive to view filming locations from the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Leaving Queenstown by bus, you pass by Lake Wakatipu with its magnificent Alpine scenery, and into the Dart River Valley and Mount Aspiring National Park.

Upon arrival at the glacier-fed Dart River, board your awaiting jet boat. Inhale the sharp air as your hour-long ride speeds past ancient beech forests, sheer cliffs and ridges, slowing to inch through walls of rock to reach your Funyak launch site in the heart of the national park.

Hop aboard the Funyak, an inflatable canoe, to leisurely explore the river and hidden side streams. Your guides teach you about the local flora, fauna, and areas of historical interest such as the Pounamu (greenstone) that made the river an important trading route for early Maori.

Next, stop at a forested glade by the water, with spectacular views of Mt Earnslaw, to enjoy a buffet lunch.

After lunch, canoe until you reach Paradise, where rolling farmland meets beech forest and the beautiful Diamond Lake. Hop into a 4WD for a back-country drive through Dart Valley and listen as your guide points out filming locations from the Lord of the Rings trilogy along the way.

When you reach the rustic town of Glenorchy, board the bus for a relaxing journey back to Queenstown.

Head out on a full-day adventure filled with water activities such as high-speed jet boating and slow canoeing along the pristine Dart River Valley, plus a scenic back-country drive to view filming locations from the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Leaving Queenstown by bus, you pass by Lake Wakatipu with its magnificent Alpine scenery, and into the Dart River Valley and Mount Aspiring National Park.

Upon arrival at the glacier-fed Dart River, board your awaiting jet boat. Inhale the sharp air as your hour-long ride speeds past ancient beech forests, sheer cliffs and ridges, slowing to inch through walls of rock to reach your Funyak launch site in the heart of the national park.

Hop aboard the Funyak, an inflatable canoe, to leisurely explore the river and hidden side streams. Your guides teach you about the local flora, fauna, and areas of historical interest such as the Pounamu (greenstone) that made the river an important trading route for early Maori.

Next, stop at a forested glade by the water, with spectacular views of Mt Earnslaw, to enjoy a buffet lunch.

After lunch, canoe until you reach Paradise, where rolling farmland meets beech forest and the beautiful Diamond Lake. Hop into a 4WD for a back-country drive through Dart Valley and listen as your guide points out filming locations from the Lord of the Rings trilogy along the way.

When you reach the rustic town of Glenorchy, board the bus for a relaxing journey back to Queenstown.

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8:30 AM Tour

Duration 9h Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees
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8:30 AM Family Tour

Duration 9h Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees Family ticket is based on 2 adults and 2 children
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Funyak Canoe & Jet Boat Tour

Activity/Location

Queenstown

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Queenstown Information Centre

    Corner Camp and Shotover Streets

    Queenstown


Highlights

  • Exciting jet boat ride along glacier-fed Dart River

  • Gentle canoeing in the Te Waipounamu World Heritage Area

  • 4WD route past Lord of the Rings filming locations

  • Lunch in a forested glade with spectacular mountain views

  • Lessons on local flora, fauna & history


Inclusions

  • Guided jet boat tour of Dart River Valley

  • Guided Funyak tour of Dart River Valley

  • A back-country drive

  • Buffet lunch

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from select Queenstown hotels


Know Before You Book

  • Children must be 5 or older.

  • You must be at least 3 feet 3 inches (1 m) tall.

  • If you are pregnant you should not take part.

  • Family tour pricing is based on 2 adults and 2 children.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 4 days before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

Queenstown, New Zealand