Dart River Jet Safaris

Dart River Jet Safaris

Funyak Safari


28 Rankers Reviews

16 Face-to-Face

17 Fresh Water Kayaking

7 Glenorchy

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New Zealand's Most Sensational Journey

Combine thrilling braided river jet boating, a unique ‘Funyak’ adventure and delicious wilderness lunch for the only adventure of its type in the Queenstown region.

A fun and unique way to explore the spectacular World Heritage area of Mt Aspiring National Park.


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South IslandQueenstown RegionGlenorchy


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Walter van der Eng


Ranking: 10/10

Phenomenal experience. Not cheap, but kayaking in Mt Aspiring National Park is something I would recommend to everyone! This is geared towards the less sporty types with relatively little kayaking.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in March 2017

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Jana Erdel


Ranking: 10/10

Best activity ever done!! Beautiful landscape and the guides were great. Very familiar and a lot of fun.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Elizabeth Stenhouse

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Really enjoyable fun day. Staff very helpful and knowledgable. Very good lunch, well organised. Pace set to weakest in group so a little stop start/stop start.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in April 2013

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Ron Stenhouse

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Well organised, excellent jet boating, funyak trip good fun, very good lunch.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in April 2013

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Enna Keet


Ranking: 8/10

Quite expensive trip, but wonderful jetboating on the Dart River and fun to go back in a kayak. Lunch was good.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

I'll pretty much second what Nathan said below. Very patient and informative guides and an incredible experience.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in September 2011

Award-2-24px Congratulations Dart River Jet Safaris - Funyak Safari

Traveller Voted Awards 2009 Fresh Water Canoeing / Kayaking Finalist

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United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

After reaching Queenstown I surfed the net to find some cool activities and the Funyak Safari immediately caught my eye. You get a jet boat ride (I can't get enough of jet boating), a gormet picnic (delicious!) and the chance to canoe back down the dart river past some amazing scenery! The trip itself did not disapoint, I absolutley loved it! Our Guide was entertaining, smart and informative and just before lunch she brought us to this secret creek just off the river which was just right out of some kind of mythical land, the colour of the river was a rich green, sheer walls of rock stretching up above us, beautiful trees, and Tui's singing around us. What a trip! It's what New Zealand is all about. I'll jump at the chance to do it again when I get back to Queenstown.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Frank & Margot Best


Ranking: 8/10

Great experience helped by enthusiastic people.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in April 2011