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Address: Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-249 8005
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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DISCOVERY CRUISE

Join Cruise Te Anau for a personalized boutique 3 hour...

DISCOVERY CRUISE

Join Cruise Te Anau for a personalized boutique 3 hour scenic South Fiord cruise including a relaxing bush/nature walk to discover the Hidden Lakes. Cruise Te Anau is the only company offering personalized boutique cruises on beautiful Lake Te Anau, (New Zealand's 2nd largest lake). With a maximum of 12 people per trip you are assured of the untouched tranquility of the beautiful South Fiord of Lake Te Anau. Cruises Depart Daily 10am - 1pm (also 5pm during summer months) - Bookings essential - you can book through our website.

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Excellent Cruise on the Boat and an excellent walk through some amazing scenery

We started the day cruising the Fiordland Area. Peter is a great host and very knowledgeable about the area. You are free to move around the boat and take photos at your leisure... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 October 2016
Rails81
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Brisbane Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We started the day cruising the Fiordland Area. Peter is a great host and very knowledgeable about the area. You are free to move around the boat and take photos at your leisure. The scenery on the lake is amazing... but it gets better. Peter then take you on a walk through some of the rainforest. This was certainly a... More 

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cheshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Like other reviewers we wanted to see the sounds without the crowds. The first day Peter would not take us on the lake as it was fairly windy and he felt it would spoil our experience. The following day the lake was like a millpond; we enjoyed a 3-hour cruise along the northern fjord - a route only taken by... More 

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Thank John C
Auckland, New Zealand
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Te Anau was one of the lakes in the Fiordland area that we visited recently, we love the village feeling and the stunning scenery.

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Thank Billis1965
Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We luckily had a fine day and Peter took us out onto the lake. July is cold so wrap up warmly. The boat was bigger than I expected and there are options- travelling up the top with the captain, sitting down below in the cabin or right up on the bow. I know there is one bad review about the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

We were a little surprised when it was just us and another couple on this trip but it seems a lot of people are missing out on a fantastic cruise. Peter takes us a short way up the South Arm on Lake Te Anau and the tranquility and views are epic! He proves to us that it is very similar... More 

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Ashburton, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

This was our second trip with Peter, your guide and skipper on this Cruise Te Anau trip which consists of three hours of exploration and experience of this beauty spot BUT far from the madding crowds as there is a maximum of 12 on Peter's comfortable boat AND without being blasted with over-kill information on the loudspeaker system. Instead Peter... More 

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Worcestershire
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

On a fine day such as we enjoyed this 3 hour lake cruise and nature walk takes some beating. We have been fortunate to visit both Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound on day trips, also in decent weather, in recent years and frankly Peter's cruise is more relaxing and almost as scenic. A "must do" in The Anau, especially for... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

Our motel recommended this cruise and it turned out to be an outstanding recommendation. Peter, the captain, was extremely friendly and knowledgable. He obviously takes great pride in operating a "small" non-commercial operation. The three-hour cruise was reasonable priced, slow paced, and extremely interesting. The cruise went from Te Anau across Lake Te Anau to the lower fiord of the... More 

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

It was a last minute decision. We called and we got a 3-hour trip to lake Te Anau Southern Fiord. Peter, the skipper guided us to the hidden lakes in a 30-minute walk though the forest. We enjoyed warm coffee and tea after the walk. Delightful experience!

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Thank RMD9414
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42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

Peter (the skipper) is a very relaxed, personable man who put everyone at ease on this small excursion. We rang up on a Saturday morning to enquire, and although he had no bookings at the time he was very happy to take just the two of us. In the end there were 8 of us (12 max.) cruising slowly up... More 

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