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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 3, 2019 via mobile

    So much fun. Beautiful scenery. One of the best things we did in NZ alongside Milford/Doubtful Sounds. The jet boat was fun, but the naturalist talk By the jet boat driver was just wonderful. Went past the LOTR film site too “geek out!”

    1  Thank 68melj
    Reviewed March 27, 2019

    Superb trip on a beautiful sunny day. Our driver Chris brought the trip to life with an interesting and humorous commentary. The jet boat ride was thrilling, combining excitement and glorious scenery. Would highly recommend this trip.

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank MikeandAlipal
    Reviewed March 27, 2019 via mobile

    Chris and his crew are the best. Most fun thing we have done on our tour of Oceania. Great value for the money as we not only had a thrilling jet boat ride but also educational as well. Unbelievable scenic tour with many Lord of...More

    Thank M4958WSbruceb
    FJet_Team, Abby at Fiordland Jet, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2019

    Wow thanks for this Bruce... You pretty much summed up everything we strive for! Glad we could talk you into it :) - although you were an easy sell! Had a blast with the whole crew. Thanks again and hope to see you again. -...More

    Reviewed March 27, 2019 via mobile

    Our ride was lead by Chris (one of the owners). He was phenomenal and very focused on making it fun for everyone. Our group was looking for an exciting ride, with a knowledgeable guide and he was more than up to the challenge. Worth every...More

    Thank Barry S
    Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

    We just happened to be walking past this place when one of the owners/drivers bet us that we wouldn’t regret it and that we would have an absolute blast. We gladly accepted his bet.......he WON. Overall, if you’re in Te Anau, don’t miss doing this!...More

    Thank brianmV1768KX
    FJet_Team, Front Office Manager at Fiordland Jet, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2019

    Hahaha - Thanks for this. Chris certainly can be convincing but when you have a back drop as amazing as Fiordland it's hard to go wrong! Cheers

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