All about the 1 Day Wilderness Jet and Funyaks

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.

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 and Lunch in a forested glade with spectacular mountain views. Plus lessons on local flora, fauna & history

1 Day Wilderness Jet and Funyaks Itinerary - 1 days

  • 1 Day Funyaks and Jet Boat
    Leaving Queenstown by bus, you drive past 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 the early Maori people.
    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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Funyak drift is an amazing journey deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mt Aspiring National Park. Get up-close with nature with a gentle paddle on crystal clear waters. Combine wilderness jet boating with unique Funyak inflatable 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 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.

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