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Pure Wilderness

Journey through Fiordland


90 minutes jet boating + 15 minute guided walk

Your Fiordland escape, journey and joyride

Our Most Popular Tour

Far from the crowds found elsewhere, journey from the glistening lakefront in Te Anau to the quiet banks of the Waiau River, travelling the waters as far as the deserted shores of Lake Manapouri. Experience a hidden world framed by solemn mountains and wild forest, steeped in natural beauty and rich in history.

  • Enjoy all the innate fun a jet boat has to offer with epic speed & spins. Pause in otherworldly places, made famous by scenes in Lord of the Rings’; look for trout in crystal-clear waters; even lose track of time listening to the rare bird life when your guide quiets the engine for a spell to let the current take over.
  • Emerge onto Lake Manapouri – named NZ’s most beautiful lake – to experience a moment of true silence, a unique sense of solitude, and a view that will never be forgotten.
  • Disembark to explore the native bush beyond the beach as you learn about the local flora and fauna while breathing in the ancient beech forest of Fiordland National Park.
  • Embrace a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in the remote isolation of Fiordland—famous for its conservation efforts and one of the largest protected areas in the world.

How the Journey Unfolds

  1. Meet at our office in the centre of town to get kitted up
  2. Take a quick 7 min bus ride to the boat ramp
  3. Hop on the boat and travel down the Upper Waiau River—we’ll stop along the way for commentary and to enjoy the scenery and take photos
  4. Yes, we do ‘spins’, but we’ll start slow and gain your confidence, as they are surprisingly smooth and fun, not scary!
  5. Emerge onto Lake Manapouri for a show-stopping vista and serene silence
  6. Go ashore in lush beech forest for a very easy stroll and learn about the local flora & fauna of Fiordland National Park
  7. After a wee (secret) treat on the lake, head back up river for more FUN!
  8. Back at the boat again, ride on the bus back to town or check out our combo options for alternative means of transport instead

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
  • Allow 2+ hours for the entire tour – bathrooms are available throughout
  • The stroll during the beach landing is very easy for all to enjoy
  • Departures are weather dependent – heavy rain will affect availability – we will not make anyone boat in the rain!
  • Cancellations made 24 hours prior to (local) departure time will receive a full refund

Combo options

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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