River Bike Ride & Jet Boat

Savour The Beauty A Bit Longer

Experience our signature Pure Wilderness Tour - Rated Te Anau's #1 outdoor activity - then enjoy a bit of excercise and heaps of fresh air on a bike ride along the river back to town centre. 

Travel down the Upper Waiau River to Lake Manapouri by jet boat. Enjoy plenty of 360’ spins and high-speeds while also making stops along the way to soak up the amazing surrounds. Guests will be able to spot trout in crystal-clear water, listen for native birds and get the inside scoop on three Lord of the Rings film locations. Guests will be awed when emerging onto Lake Manapouri for a view that is sure to leave them speechless and a moment of absolute silence. The guide will then take the boat ashore as guests disembark into Fiordland National Park for a short nature stroll to learn about the local flora and fauna and local conservation efforts. The jet boat will then head back up river for more commentary, spins and laughs - a perfect combination of excitement and local insight. See our Pure Wilderness Tour for more details

 At the conclusion of the jet boat tour, mountain bikes will be waiting along with helmets and any personal gear for guests to follow the newly formed Lake2Lake Cycle Trail back to Te Anau and the Fiordland Jet office. The trail follows the river's edge and is an ideal way to view the Lake Te Anau Control Gates up-close and savour the beauty of Fiordland. 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! Electric hardtail bikes are available and advised for those who are not confident in their fitness level - no experience required!

* Each fare includes a $1.50NZD donation to the Fiordland Trails Trust – responsible for the Lake2Lake Cycle Trail


Add on!

Order a picnic lunch to take with you so you can rest and refuel along the beautiful banks of the river

River Bike Ride & Jet Boat

Allow 3-4 Hours - 2 hours for jet boat tour + 1.5- 2 hours for bike ride

Jet Boat: 11-13 max per boat

Rates (starting from)

Adult - $209

Child - $124 (5-15yrs)

Family Pass - $599 (2 adults +2 kids)

Year Round: 10am - 2pm

Bike Trail Details

Distance:10.5km (7 miles)

Difficulty: 1-2 Grade, un-sealed, undulating with a few good hills, well marked and easy to follow


Electric bikes are available and advised for those who are not confident in their fitness level - no experience required!


See booking page for full availability and more details.

Other departures available upon request - Contact our office.

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