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Dart River Jet Boat and Dart River Funyaks
  • Dart River Jet Boat Safari
  • Funyaks Safari
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An unmissable journey into the Dart River Valley, where myth, heritage and fantasy come to life.

The Dart River Wilderness Jet is an exhilarating and spectacular journey deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mt Aspiring National Park. We are the only jet boat operator allowed on the Dart River.

This rich and diverse landscape offers a unique combination of breathtaking scenery, exhilarating experiences and New Zealand’s most exciting jet boating along glacier-fed rivers. Our professional and highly trained staff will guide you along your journey, sharing stories of the area’s amazing history, great Maori legends and Greenstone trail. Stroll through ancient beech forest, unchanged in over 80 million years and view the scenic backgrounds for many Middle Earth movie scenes.


  • Over an hour of high-speed thrills on your Dart River Wilderness Jet. Experience the best jet boating in NZ, as you power into the Te Waipounamu World Heritage Area.
  • Learn about the flora, fauna and rich history of the area on a 30 minute forest walk with your friendly guide.
  • On a back-road tour, discover parts of Middle Earth, Narnia and many other treasured movie locations.
  • Learn about the Pounamu (Greenstone) that made the Dart River a key trading route for early Maori.
  • Hear tales of early settlers who carved abundant farms from the harsh and rugged landscape.


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.


  • 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.
  • Our 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

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GPS: -44.849570, 168.385738

This activity is available as part of one of our Custom Itineraries or holidays, please visit our home page to learn more about how we can help you with your holiday.

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