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Jet Boat Journey through Fiordland National Park - 'Pure Wilderness'

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    What to Expect

    Begin your tour at our office on the Lakefront of Te Anau with plenty of free parking and secure storage. Get fitted for a spray coat, life jacket and if needed any cold weather gear (hats, gloves, blanket).

    Next take a short ride through Southland farms to the Queens Reach Boat Ramp where you'll board the boat with ease thanks to convenient ramps. After a short safety brief it's time to hit the water!

    Travel down the Upper Waiau River with crisp Fiordland air rushing by, crystal-clear waters below and stunning views all around. Pause along the way to learn about the area and it's rich history, have some laughs, spot trout swimming just off the boat, re-imagine Lord of the Rings from 3 film locations and even listen to native birds as your driver quiets the engine for a spell. Enjoy plenty of photo opportunities plus high-speeds and spins - which are great fun for all!

    Emerge onto Lake Manapouri and embrace true silence while surrounded by towering mountains and a view that will leave you speechless.

    Disembark into the National Park for a short guided nature stroll among native flora and fauna.

    Jump back in the boat and head back up river for more FUN!

    Stop At:

    • Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park New Zealand
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    84 Lakefront Dr, Te Anau 9600, New Zealand
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Life Jacket & Spray Coat
    • Cold weather gear when needed (hat, gloves, blanket)
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This activity is great fun for any age
    • It is recommended that you wear comfortable, supportive close-toed shoes
    • Guided walk suitable for all. The walking track is well-formed.
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    All reviews lake manapouri heated hand rails wings great trip driving skills lots of fun reception staff filming locations awesome fun sense of humour amazing experience amazing scenery beautiful lake short nature walk awesome driver driver chris highly recommend this trip
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    Reviewed April 27, 2019 via mobile

    Not on our to do list but a recommendation from Jan pointed us in the right direction. The best 2 hours of our holiday. Friendly and informative driver full of fun facts and surprises.

    Thank JoanneA1676
    FJet_Team, Frontline Consultant at Fiordland Jet, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2019

    "The best 2 hours of our holiday." - Wow...We love that! Super pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! Our drivers are pretty incredible at knowing their stuff about the area, hope to see you back one day! Cheers, Nicole

    Reviewed April 26, 2019 via mobile

    Awesome staff, informative journey, couldn't recommend more!! Were very accommodating for everyone aboard.

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Ericahertog
    FJet_Team, Front Office Manager at Fiordland Jet, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2019

    Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed your trip with us

    Reviewed April 25, 2019 via mobile

    Hands down one of the best activities in not just Te Anau, but all of NZ. River rafting Kaituna, abseiling glow worm caves in Waitomo, heli trekking Franz Joseph Glacier, swimming with dolphins in Kaikoura, chillaxing in Marlborough Sound, and countless other activities, treks, and...More

    Thank dougt3434
    FJet_Team, Abby at Fiordland Jet, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2019

    Wow that's some high level competition and we are honoured to hold the top spot! Best way to enjoy this area - get out and explore. Cheers

    Reviewed April 24, 2019

    An absolute must if your in Te Anau! What an amazing Jet Boat ride - from the interesting local knowledge, the adrenaline spin turns to all the hilarious quirky facts we loved our time with these guys. The tour guides were extremely hospitable and had...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Sinre810
    Reviewed April 20, 2019 via mobile

    Today we did a wicked boat ride with these guys and then we went on their very cool paddleboats!! Rebecca our skipper was very cool and lots of fun as well as informative. My children and I loved the doughnut turns!!! We also loved their...More

    Thank 852janellea
    FJet_Team, Abby at Fiordland Jet, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2019

    Thanks for this review. Introducing pedal boats back on Lake Te Anau has been a big hit and we are loving the positive feedback. See you next time! Cheers

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