Pure Wilderness Jet Boat Ride - 90 Minute

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Highlights & inclusions

Guided nature walk through Fiordland National Park
Jetboating along the breathtaking Waiau River
Exhilarating 360 degree spins
Marvel at three incredible Lord of The Rings filming locations
Extraordinary photo opportunities
Informative and friendly guides

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Sat, Jun 22, 2024

What you can expect

Discover a piece of New Zealand’s untouched wilderness during an in-depth 2 hour jet boat tour and guided walk through Fiordland National Park. Nature lovers will be happy on this tour as you zip down Waiau River to Lake Manapouri surrounded by breathtaking alpine beauty. Discover some of the filming locations used in the blockbuster 'Lord of The Rings' movie and a cruise to one of New Zealand's most beautiful lakes with spectacular scenery.

During the tour, passengers will also have the opportunity to take a peaceful walk through ancient beech forest to discover more about the local flora and Indigenous Maori culture before an exhilarating jet boat ride back.


What you need to know

  • 75 minute jet boat ride
  • 15 minute beach landing and nature walk
  • Informative and friendly guide
  • Accommodation transfers
  • Jet boat down the Upper Waiau River
  • Stops along the river for photo opportunities and informative commentary
  • Exhilarating 360 degree spins
  • Opportunities to see the Rainbow and Brown trout is the crystal clear waters
  • See three exciting Lord of the Rings filming locations
  • Learn about the operators conservation efforts for local wildlife
  • Breathtaking views of Lake Manapouri and Leaning Peak
  • Nature walk through Fiordland National Park
  • This tour departs daily at 10am & 2pm
  • Additional 6pm departure available Oct-Mar
  • This experience has a duration of 2 hours
Departure Location
  • 84 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau
What To Bring
  • Weather appropriate clothes
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
Additional Information
  • Check in is 15 minutes prior to the tour start time
  • Free parking, luggage and bag storage are available at the departure location
  • Participants will be provided with a life jacket and spray coat. When necessary, cold weather accessories will also be provided. It is best to wear clothes to suit the weather that can get wet
  • Throughout the experience participants will be sprayed with water however, they will not be soaked
  • Tours operate with a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 11-13 participants
  • This tour is not suitable for infants under 18 months old
  • Devices and cameras are welcome on the tour. Participants are responsible for any damage that may occur to these items
  • The guide will deliver live commentary in English. Translated commentary may be available by recording. Written safety briefings are available in multiple languages and must be understood by all passengers
Terms And Conditions
  • Reservations can be transferred to another date, subject to availability, with no transfer fee incurred.
  • Fiordland is an alpine area and subject to extreme weather. In case of supplier cancellation due to adverse weather or road/river/lake conditions, a full refund will be given, or booking may be transferred to another departure (if applicable).
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

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  • We are committed to sustainability
  • We have an approved Science Based Target
  • We use third party verified standards
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