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Peaceful calm crossing on beautiful lake on way to Doubtful Sound Ferry was smooth Limited catering on board

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 September 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Peaceful calm crossing on beautiful lake on way to Doubtful Sound Ferry was smooth Limited catering on board

Thank davethedrill
Liege, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

Beautiful lake surrounded by snowy mountains. I camped in a very nice camping ground, fully equipped, very close to the lake. The weather was very sunny. This lake is one of the most beautiful I have seen in the South Island. During my visit to the Doubtful Sound I have had the opportunity to cross the lake by boat. Unforgettable!

1 Thank Ixia00
Riverton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Stayed at Manapouri Camping Grounds. Beautiful setting with Lake Manapouri looking stunning. There were great sunsets, and sunrises, the camping ground had all amenities such as showers, toilets, kitchen, tv room, and a short walk to the café.

1 Thank Lydia M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Such a quiet spot and with such stunning view. We arrived with probably only another 10 people on the frasers beach and the view is simply stunning. Absolutely a hidden gem and only 20 mins away from Te anau.

1 Thank Kathy W
Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

We visited Lake Manapouri on a hot January day & walked the track along the lakefront. We were blown away by how beautiful the lake is with the surrounding mountains.

Thank Sarah53187
Moultonborough, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

Had to take a ferry across this lake on the way to Doubtful Sound. The granite peaks, waterfalls, and vivid beauty along the shore made for an enjoyable crossing.

Thank clairmontjeff
Constanta, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

The scenery is absolutely stunning, out of this world! You and the nature, this is all that matters. Not so many tourists, but welcoming kiwis, I couldn't ask for more. My heart is on Manapouri Lakes shore...

Thank hermesss555
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2015

Don't miss looking at the monument commemorating all the people of New Zealand who demonstrated and objected so much to the original proposals for the damming of the Lake. It's a huge stone in the reserve in Manapouri town. Then cruise across the beautiful lake and do the tour of the amazing engineering works that were the result - NZ... More 

Thank JKWG
Rolleston, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

Great scenery, an hour on the water, an hour by bus through the tunnel to the power station & an hour back. Amazing engineering & foresight, 1st thought up in 1904! Very informative guide Cathy. On the cruise back captain did a wee detour to show us a magnificent Rata in full bloom on one of the lake's islands, the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

If you have a few days, rent a wee Bach, kiwi for a self-contained, self catering accommodation and enjoy the peace away from Te Anau, full of budget accommodation, tour companies etc etc. you will have to bring in your food and drink as there are very limited supplies at Manapouri. There is a creditable restaurant at the Lakeview Motel... More 

Thank Christhal

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