Pure Wilderness

Explore Fiordland National Park

Enjoy the thrill of jet boating down the majestic trout filled Waiau River, to the serene Lake Manapouri, step foot into ancient beach forests and learn all about this unique location among Fiordland National Park. 

Your journey begins with an exhilarating jet boat ride down the Waiau river. A picturesque spot, the Waiau river is lined by ancient beech tree forest and is the Anduin River; the great river of Middle Earth! Featured in the opening scene from The Lord of the Rings! Get the inside-story on The Lord of the Rings filming locations, and the crazy logistics involved in filming.

Experience the thrill and excitement as you cruise down the powerful, surging, Waiau River. Stop in some quiet and tranquil spots, to soak up the amazing surrounds, spot a few trout, and learn about the unique environment and fascinating history.

Suddenly, find yourself out on the breath-taking Lake Manapouri. Surrounded by mountains that have been carved by snow and ice over centuries, experience a sense of wonderment as you gaze at the magnificent mountains and sit in awe of their sheer beauty.

Get a taste of adventure as you explore the ancient surrounds with your Fiordland Jet guide. Learn about the unique flora and fauna of the area. Step back in time as you experience prehistoric crown ferns and ancient, native beech forest! Learn about indigenous Māori culture and the early pioneers of European history in New Zealand.

Book now to secure your spot on New Zealand’s most beautiful and unique experience of untouched wilderness!

For departures within 2 hours, please contact our office directly 0800 253 826


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Return by mountain bike on the Lake2Lake Cycle Trail - see our River Bike Ride & Jet for more details

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Allow 2 Hours - 90 minutes jet boating + 15 minute guided walk

Jet Boat: 11-13 max per boat

Rates (starting from)

Adult - $169

Child - $84 (5-15yrs)

Family Pass - $465 (2 adults + 2 kids)

Summer: 10am - 2pm - 4, 5, or 6pm on request

Winter: 10am - 2 pm


See booking page for full availability and more details.

Other departures available upon request - Contact our office.

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