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

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    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
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Life Jacket & Spray Coat
    • Cold weather gear when needed (hat, gloves, blanket)
    Exclusions
    • 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 filming locations sense of humour amazing experience amazing scenery beautiful lake short nature walk awesome driver thanks guys driver chris highly recommend this trip new zealand
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    Reviewed 2 days ago

    Did this with my kids (in their teens) and parents (in their 70s) and all loved it. It was a thrill of a jet boat ride but with enough stops along the way to learn a few things and appreciate the stillness and nature. Stopped...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Michelle T
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We had a wonderful time with Fiordland Jet, it was a 2-hour jet boat ride with our driver Lex, and then a 20-min walk through the Kepler's Track. Lex was very friendly and knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed our ride and walk with him. Also...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Visitorlin
    FJet_Team, Front Office Manager at Fiordland Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Hey guys, Thanks so much for joining us for your jet boat adventure, we're glad you guys managed to make it after the upset with your flights. Hopefully your travel plans have gone a bit smoother since! Enjoy the rest of your holiday!!

    Reviewed 9 September 2019

    We didn’t expect to do this experience coming to Te Anua. But we were so glad we did. Very nice and kind. We laughed the entire time! Great experience and met some great people!

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Swash_bucklers_1993
    FJet_Team, Front Office Manager at Fiordland Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Hay team. Good old Chris talking you into coming along on a trip, glad you had fun and enjoyed our company. Hope the camper is going well :-) Thanks for the review and may see you again soon

    Reviewed 6 September 2019 via mobile

    We had a great trip down the river, despite the weather not being so fantastic. Even in the drizzly rain it was an epic trip. Adrienne kitted us out with all the gear which also included hats, gloves and sunglasses. The blankets and the heated...More

    Thank MolloyAA
    FJet_Team, Front Office Manager at Fiordland Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Fiordland on a drizzly day is still fantastic. Thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed your trip with us look forward to seeing you again :-)

    Reviewed 2 September 2019

    I was looking forward to this most of all on our trip and it definitely did NOT disappoint! A massive thank you to Chris for being flexible around our plans to give us the best jet boat experience, and for the mountain bike hire to...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Jamesdean13
    FJet_Team, Driver/Guide at Fiordland Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2019

    Thank you guys for being flexible around the weather. I'm glad we could accommodate your day around the Jet boat and your bike ride. Thanks for your positive feedback and good luck with your studies :-)

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