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Queenstown: Dart River Canoe, Jet Boat & Paradise Day Trip

1. Queenstown: Dart River Canoe, Jet Boat & Paradise Day Trip

Combine wilderness jet boating with unique ‘Funyak’ inflatable canoes for a fun way to explore the Dart River located in the heart of the world-renowned Mt Aspiring National Park. Your full-day adventure begins with a courtesy transfer to Glenorchy from Queenstown.  Admire lakeside scenery as your local driver shares entertaining commentary about Lake Wakatipu and its legends. The spectacular 46-kilometer drive is considered one of the world’s top 10 scenic drives. Meet your friendly, experienced guides at the Dart River visitor center who will kit you out with all the equipment you’ll need for the day. Enjoy 1-hour of high-speed wilderness jet boating through the clear waters of the Dart River into the Te Waipounamu World Heritage Area and your Funyak launch site.  Start your paddle, soaking in the tranquillity as you float downstream on sparkling water. Explore hidden side streams, rock pools, and dramatic chasms under the expert guidance of your guides. Savor a delicious picnic lunch, which marks the midway point, before continuing downriver. At Paradise, climb aboard the bus for a back-country tour through the valley to Glenorchy. Immerse yourself in scenes and backdrops from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Your adventure concludes with your return to Queenstown. 

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What people are saying about Glenorchy

As a family of 4 adults we thoroughly enjoyed this experience. Staff without exception were wonderful and the great provided by the operator was very good. The setting was truly beautiful, even the rain we experienced on the funyak portion of our day only added to our memories of a day well spent.

You can spend enough time a day, take a shower and return to rice as you return! It was a pleasant day using my physical strength! The guide was friendly and I enjoyed interacting with the same tour! Other people took pictures of themselves during the canoeing and emailed them later.

The best thing we did during our stay in Queenstown. The guides were awesome and the location breathtaking. Book early to avoid disappointment

Varied vacation day with lots of action and fun. The Dart River Adventure crew were absolute professionals and had a lot of fun.

Very professionally run. Good to have an activity where you do a bit of work - in this case in a stunning location.