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River Bike Ride & Jet Boat

Savour the beauty of Fiordland


Our Pure Wilderness tour will take you down the Upper Waiau River to Lake Manapouri for a short stroll in Fiordland National Park before heading back up river. There’ll be plenty of spins & high-speeds along the way but also stops to learn about the area and soak up the amazing surrounds – look for trout in crystal-clear water, listen for native birds and get the inside scoop on three Lord of the Rings film locations. See our Pure Wilderness Tour for more details.

  • Back at the boat ramp at the end of the jet boat tour, ditch the bus ride back to town and here we’ll have your bikes and any gear waiting for you to enjoy the best 11km (7mi) of the Lake2Lake Cycle Trail.
  • You’ll head towards Te Anau and follow along the section of the river you haven’t yet seen before hitting the Lake Te Anau Control Gates, the Bird Sanctuary and eventually our offices – conveniently located next to the pub!
  • There are heaps of places along the way to enjoy a rest, picnic or even a refreshing dip on a sunny day. A moderate level of fitness is required – as there are some hills along the way – but in general this is a great trail for all to enjoy!
  • E-bikes are available and advised for those who are not confident in their fitness level – no experience required!

Each fare includes a $2 donation to the Fiordland Trails Trust – responsible for the Lake2Lake Cycle Trail – but if you’d like to show them even more support you can add on a bigger donation at checkout! Learn more about the Trails Trust or checkout our Bike Hire Page for more info on the trail and shuttles.

Tour Details

Duration: Allow 3-4 hours total – 2 hours for jet boat portion and 1.5-2 hours for the biking section

Capacity: 11-13 people max per jet boat

Bike Trail

  • Difficulty: 1-2 grade; un-sealed and undulating with a few good hills; well marked and easy to follow.
  • Distance: 11km/7mi
  • E-Bikes: recommended for those who are less confident in their fitness level – no experience is required – they are heaps of fun to ride!


Know Before You Book:

  • Check-in 15 minutes prior to departure at our offices – 84 Lakefront Drive Te Anau
  • FREE parking & secure storage available at our office
  • Price includes a Pure Wilderness tour and 2 hour bike rental
  • Departures are weather dependent – please provide local contact details in case of departure amendments
  • Please provide passenger heights at time of booking to ensure correctly fitting bike
  • All bikes are hardtail (front suspension only) – the trail is unsealed but well formed/marked – biking portion is unguided
  • Helmets are provided and required by law
  • Make sure you bring some water! Gotta stay hydrated

What do people say about us

"We had the best family experience ever!"

"Amazing experience with friendly staff."

"Amazing! An absolute must do if visiting Te Anau."

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