Waiau River Jet Boat Trip - Pure Wilderness

Jet boat down the Waiau River to the stunning Lake Manapouri. Go for a stroll among the ancient forests of Fiordland National Park. Enjoy plenty of spins and local insights from your guide along the way!


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Jet boat down the Waiau River - which connects lakes Te Anau and Manapouri- through crystal-clear trout filled waters and see 3 Lord of the Rings film locations. There will be plenty of spins and excitement along the way, as well as heaps of information about this amazing location and its history. Find yourself out on the breathtaking Lake Manapouri and sit in isolation as you take time to soak up the magnificent view of Kepler Mountain Range. Step back in time as you go for a stroll to explore the ancient surrounds with your Fiordland Jet guide and learn about the unique flora and fauna of the area. Speed back of the river for another round of thrills.

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Daily departures at 10am, 2pm and 6pm. Other departure times available upon request.


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Physical address

Waiau River Jet Boat Trip - Pure Wilderness, 84 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
09:00 - 20:00
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
165km to Queenstown Airport
Proximity to coach terminal:
400m to coach terminal
Proximity to town:
Located in Te Anau

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $139.00
(15 year(s) and under)
Further pricing information:
All trips are weather dependent. Children under 4 ride for free. All customers must wear life jacket.

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