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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 20, 2019 via mobile

    From the very start, everyone at Fiordland Jet made us feel like we were a part of their family. Offering warm jackets, blankets etc to keep us nice and warm. Abbey was entertaining and enthusiastic on our way out to the drop off point. We...More

    Thank mrandmrsbrown19
    FJet_Team, Abby at Fiordland Jet, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2019

    Haha 'useless information' - I guess it's all relative ae? Although you're gonna give him a big head calling him a superstar ;). Thank you for your review and for joining the FJet family for a wee while. Come on back and take the swan...More

    Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

    My friend and I had a thrilling trip aboard the Yellow Thunder jetboat captained by the youngest female buccaneer in the South, in fact all of New Zealand, who made the ride incredibly interesting, funny and memorable. Cruising at high speed through the Fiordland National...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Hans Christian H
    Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

    Best experience me mate Heamis and I went on a boat tour with our captain Rebecca. She told a lot of cool details about the lake as we stopped on the way. After our boat trip we had hired two bikes to ride along side...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank AsbjoernLu
    Reviewed April 19, 2019

    Fantastic experience, friendly staff, Chris is an awesome driver. We booked at 10am trip but the staff suggested we wait another hour for the clouds to clear up which meant a more awesome experience. Our kids absolutely loved it.

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank asSydneyQ9524SG
    Reviewed April 4, 2019 via mobile

    We did this trip today and cannot recommend it enough - it was superb! The kids (8 & 10) rate it as maybe the best day they've had and I can't argue. The guide / driver (Chris) was friendly and knowledgable as was Abbey. If...More

    Thank duncanp726
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