Guided Kepler Explorer & Jet Boat

Explore, Explore, Explore

A unique opportunity to Jet boat down the Waiau River to Lake Manapouri before stepping off the boat and into Fiordland National Park for a guided walk on the world famous Kepler Track - one of New Zealand's Great Walks

Travel down the Upper Waiau River to Lake Manapouri by jet boat as you enjoy plenty of 360’ spins and high-speeds, yet also making stops along the way to soak up the amazing surrounds. You'll stop along the way to look for trout in crystal-clear water; hear the inside scope on three Lord of the Rings film locations and hear the inside scoop on the logistics of filming in a National Park; and even turn off the engine to let the gentle current take over while listening for native birds.

The mouth of the river opens onto Lake Manapouri – named NZ’s most beautiful Lake - and provides one of the most impressive views in Fiordland – if not all of NZ. Here, you'll have the unique opportunity to experience solitude and silence. Look out towards Leaning Peak – the entrance of Doubtful Sound- and some of the Lake’s 33 islands including Pomona Island, which is predator free. Surrounded by towering mountains, this place is one not to missed and our Fiordland Jet boat is almost always the only powered craft for miles.

You'll then head ashore to begin a 6 kilometre guided walk along the Kepler Track through Fiordland National Park’s mystical beech forest to Rainbow Reach. The Kepler Track is one of New Zealand’s Great Walks and has a gentle gradient, is well maintained and thus suitable for all abilities. Your knowledgeable guide will provide further details about native flora and fauna; the unique beech forest ecological cycle and current conservation efforts being made around Fiordland.

Enjoy a picnic lunch in one of the many serene locations along the way before finishing the walk by crossing the famous Rainbow Reach Swing Bridge, which you passed under on the jet boat!

From there we'll provide transport back to your Te Anau accomodation!

Guided Kepler Explorer & Jet Boat

Allow 4 hours - includes 1 hour jet boating + 2-3 hours for walk

11-13 max per boat


Adult - $340

Child - $250(5-15yrs)

Infant - Free

Family Pass - $950 (2 adults + 2 kids)

Year- Round: 10am and 2pm


See booking page for full availability and more details.

Other departures available upon request as well as group discounts - Contact our office.


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