Pure Wilderness

The only ride of its kind!

Jet boat down the Waiau River, across Lake Manapouri, to the ancient forest of the Fiordland National Park. 

Enjoy the thrill of jet boating down the majestic trout filled Waiau River, to the serene Lake Manapouri, step foot on the Kepler Track and learn all about the unique location that is 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, 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 step onto the Kepler Track, 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, unchanged for 80 million years! Learn about indigenous Māori culture and the early pioneers of European history in New Zealand.

Allow over 90 minutes to experience the thrill of Jet boating down Waiau River, to majestic Lake Manapouri, and to set foot on the Kepler Track, into the ancient forest that is Fiordland National Park. Includes Te Anau Return.

Book now to secure your spot and experience one of New Zealand’s most exciting and unique experiences of an untouched wilderness!

 

Duration:
Allow over 90 minutes

Minimum Numbers:
2 people

Retail rate:
Adults $139
Children (5 - 15 yrs) $70

Timetable:
Summer: 1 October to 30 April
2pm and 6pm guaranteed
Other departures available upon request or as scheduled
8 am, 10 am, 4 pm, 8 pm

Winter: 1 May to 30 September
10 am and 2 pm

Details:
FJet provides Life Jacket, Spray coat, secure area for baggage, and a warm hat if required.
Please dress warm in winter and bring sunglasses all year round, if possible.

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