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Dart River Funyaks Tour With Dart River Adventures
From $373.98

Get up close and personal with nature and a gentle paddle on the crystal clear waters within Mount Aspiring National Park.

Combining wilderness jet boating and unique funyak inflatable canoes, this team will take you on a fun route to explore the Dart River as well as hidden side streams, rock pools, and dramatic chasms. Enjoy quiet, peace, and tranquility of this stunning area at your own pace as you float merrily down the stream and sunstruck water.

Included is also a beautifully packed wilderness lunch as you drift past ‘Paradise’ and onto Glenorchy. On the way back, you will be welcome to an unforgettable backdrop of beauty as you witness locations as seen in the ‘Lord Of The Rings’ trilogy. A popular adventure item for your travel plans and a unique day awaits you in nature.

Trip Intinerary

Important Note

Book well in advance to avoid disappointment. At peak times, we can be booked weeks in advance. Dart River trips are limited to protect both your experience and the environment.

Itinerary

Enjoy an hour of high-speed Wilderness Jet boating through the waters of the Dart River into the Te Waipounamu World Heritage Area and your Funyak launch site.

The professional and friendly guides will take you on an inspiring adventure as you gently drift in your own Funyak.

Take your time to find those ‘special spots’ where flora, fauna and the power of nature combine to create magic.

Learn about the Pounamu (Greenstone) that made the Dart River a key trading route for early Maori.

Stop along the way and enjoy a wilderness picnic lunch.

Inclusions & Extras

  • Highly experienced professional drivers and guides
  • A modern, well maintained fleet of twin engine jet boats & inflatable funyaks
  • Life jackets (compulsory)
  • Wetsuits (compulsory)
  • Spray Jackets
  • Booties (compulsory)
  • Fleece tops
  • Dry bags

Not Included

  • Breakfast
  • Fishing
  • Snorkelling

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Woolen Hat Or Beanie
  • Sunhat
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Warm insulated jacket
  • Thermal layer
  • Warm underwear or swimwear
  • Sturdy footwear
  • Small bag
  • Towel
  • Camera – please note all belongings are carried at your own risk & you will get wet.

Pick Ups & Departures

Pick ups and drop offs are provided on a scheduled transport circuit and pick up from most accommodation. If you select your accommodation when booking online we will tell you the time and place to meet. Allow 9 hours Queenstown return or 7 hours Glenorchy return.

Supplier Terms & Conditions

A. We appreciate your custom and aspire to provide a friendly, exciting and safe experience.

B. The name of the business that will appear on your bank/credit card statements will be Dart River Jet. Your account will be charged in New Zealand Dollars.

C. We advise that all activities carry a degree of risk and that by participating in the activity provided by the Operator you are expressly assuming those risks personally and are, to the maximum extent permitted by law, releasing the Operator and it’s officers and employees from any liability, claims, losses, damages or expenses caused by any event including, but not limited to:
• Personal injury or death

• Property loss of damage

• Acts which may be construed as negligent or accidental

• Any other loss, damage, suffering, emotional or nervous disorder.

1. In participating in the activity, I the passenger agree to the conditions set out as above and consent to the conditions in clauses 1(a) to 1(f) and 2 through 8.

a. I agree that my successors, executors, administrators and next of kin are bound by these terms and conditions

b. I agree not to commence any litigation or proceedings in any country in relation to the risks and perils set out in B above and to indemnify the operator against any such claims

c. I confirm that I am physically fit and suffer no medical conditions, which may be aggravated by this activity.

d. I consent to receive medical treatment in the case of injury, accident or illness during the activity and to indemnify the Operator against any claims in respect of this treatment.

e. I agree than any films, sound, video or other recordings taken of or during the activity will not be used in any promotion or advertising without the prior consent of the Operator, however the Operator may use such recordings itself at its complete discretion without any prior approval.

f. I agree to listen to my driver/guide, follow their instructions and make sure any children in my care do the same.

2. This voucher is issued as an agent for the Operator providing the services and activities described and are non transferable.

3. The selling agent and or Operator accept no responsibility for any loss or additional expenses arising from changes, delays or cancellations of the services and activities of the operator.

4. This voucher is based on fares and tariffs, which are, to the best of the Operators knowledge, correct at the time of issue. Any increases since the date of issue are at the cost of the passenger and payable to the operator.

5. Cancellations by the Operator – The Operator reserves the absolute right to cancel any service as a result of weather conditions, insufficient reservations or any other unforeseen event or circumstance.

6. Cancellation or modification by the customer.

a. Up until 24 hours prior to the date and time of pre paid travel the customer may change or even totally cancel the booking. These changes should be made directly with the Operator.

b. Within 24 hours any modification to the booking is at the absolute discretion of the Operator and may incur a fee up to a maximum of 100% of the price paid for the activity or service.

c. In the event that a pre paid reservation is not utilized by the customer without any notification to the Operator no reimbursement will be given.

7. Refunds – the Operator reserves the right to assess cancelations on a case by case basis and any decision on refunds is entirely at the discretion of the Operator.

8. Any decision regarding an exception to the stated policy will be made entirely at the discretion of the Operator.

Frequently asked questions

What do I do if I need help with my tour booking?

If you need help with an existing booking please email us at [email protected], if your enquiry is urgent please follow up your email with a quick call on +61 2 5633 1149 so we can help you.

Do you offer payment plans?

Absolutely, we understand that paying off a big trip in one go isn’t always that easy. We offer flexible payment plans to suit all types of travellers with zero interest or fee’s (minimum $100AUD deposit required).

Do I need travel insurance?

We endorse the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that all travelers take out travel insurance. If you already have Travel Insurance please understand that it is your responsibility to ensure that your Travel Insurance covers you for all of the adventure style travel you have booked with us.

Can I book a package but travel in the reverse direction?

Absolutely, just let us know your preferred start and finish location and we’ll make it work.

What is the best way to travel Australia?

There is definitely no wrong way. We recommend either taking a WHIMIT or Hop on Hop off bus pass such as Greyhound or renting a campervan with some mates and hitting the open road. If you feel like getting pretty adventurous and want to get amongst the true Australian terrain, a 4WD may be better suited for you. Enquire now and we can help you find the most suitable transport option.

What if something comes up and I can't make my tour?

We get it. Life is all about the unexpected, especially when you are travelling. If you are unable to make your pre-arranged tour you will need to reach out to our support email so we can give you a helping hand. In all cases we strongly recommend having a valid travel insurance policy which covers you for unexpected cancellations.

Can I add additional tours or make changes to this package?

Yes. All of our packages are customisable so if you would like to make any changes please contact our team.

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