The lakeside town of Manapouri, located at the edge of Fiordland National Park, provides a base for journeys into the glacier-carved wilderness. Originally called Roto-au (the rainy lake) by early Maori and then Moturau (many islands), the lake is the second deepest in New Zealand, at 444 metres, with a circumference of 170 kilometres.
Nowadays, Manapouri is known as the departure point for Doubtful Sound trips and excursions to the West Arm Power Station, the largest underground power generation in the southern hemisphere. more
Kayaking on the lake is weather dependent, but a wonderful way to experience the remote bays and sandy beaches.
Manapouri provides visitors to the region, with a variety of accommodation, two cafes, a restaurant, garage and hotel, and all the amenities for those who enjoy peaceful surroundings. Leisurely and picturesque Manapouri is a visit you will enjoy.
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These new, fully self contained two bedroom eco-cottages, situated on the Southern Scenic Route, just 1km from Lake Manapouri township, and 20km from Te Anau, offer spectacular mountain views. Its the ideal base for exploring Doubtful and Milford Sounds and the dramatic and beautiful Fiordland National Park. Acheron Cottages are actively managed to minimise effects to the ecosystem.
Mobile-friendly - Your friendly hosts warmly welcome you to share their stunning purpose-built guest accommodation. Surrounded by majestic scenery, with lakefront location, Cathedral Peaks is your ideal base for relaxing or exploring Lake Manapouri, Doubtful Sound, Milford Sound, Te Anau, and the outstanding attractions of Fiordland. Well-appointed guestrooms, en suite bathrooms, cooked breakfasts, free Internet, set in paradise. Enquire about pricing options.
Mobile-friendly - As you board, your friendly crew will welcome you with a glass of bubbly to set the mood for you to take in the majesty of this awesome World Heritage area. Cruise amongst breath-taking mountain vistas with your captain giving an informative commentary on the area, its' history and how Fiordland was formed, as playful bottle-nose dolphins surf alongside.
Fiordland Jet have been operating on Lake Te Anau and the Waiau river for 15 years. Tours can take you along the Waiau River, where the water is so clear you can easily see glistening fish, to Lake Manapouri, with its surrounding mountains. Tours can include native bush walks, wildlife spotting, Lord of the Rings locations, mountain peaks and heli-flights.
Mobile-friendly - A traditional family holiday home situated above the Waiau river, 2 minutes walk from the Doubtful sound departure point. Awesome river, bush and mountain views. Gas water heating and bathroom with separate toilet. Quality comfortable beds and leather lounge suite. Stunning views down the river to the Takitimu mountains and across the river to the Mountains of Fiordland National Park.
Mobile-friendly - Well-appointed modern ensuited fully self-contained stand-alone cottages on the edge of Fiordland National Park ideal for visiting either Milford or Doubtful Sounds and exploring Fiordland. Visit owners Alpaca farm where you can hand feed alpacas and visit Wild Wool Gallery where alpaca & Merino wool is crafted into wearable art.
Described as the 'loveliest of all lakes' in New Zealand, Lake Manapouri is a haven of seclusion and beauty and located in Fiordland in the south-west of the South Island. This pristine lake is the second deepest in New Zealand and is the gateway for trips to Doubtful Sound.
Mobile-friendly - Welcome to our home away from home - modern holiday house appointed with new furnishings, fantastic lake and mountain views. The house is a 5 minute walk to the lake shore, just a few minutes drive from the Doubtful Sound tour departure point and 20 drive minutes from Te Anau. The perfect place to relax and take in the views.
Mobile-friendly - We are a family owned and operated Park. Meeting people and sharing our Fiordland backyard with them is our passion. Our park is new and specifically designed to accommodate and cater to campervans, motorhomes, caravans. If you're looking for a friendly, relaxed environment with stunning scenery alongside like-minded people, this is the place for you. Children under 5 stay free.
Mobile-friendly - Possum Lodge rests on the shores of the overpowering and forgotten shores of Lake Manapouri and offers tent sites, self-contained motel units, cabins and backpacker dorms. Set in beautiful peaceful surrounds. Wake up to Bird-song. Walking distance from the Doubtful Sound Cruise departure jetty - Can book here. Nearby to Kepler Walking Track.
Mobile-friendly - Explore Doubtful Sound with Real Journeys, a local company that has operated excursions in Fiordland for 60 years. Choose day, overnight or coach/cruise options: *Wilderness Day Cruises - a three-hour wilderness cruise through the fiord with our on-board nature guide. *Overnight Cruises - the ultimate dinner, bed and breakfast experience in Doubtful Sound (private en suite cabins).
Mobile-friendly - Discover Fiordland, Queenstown and Te Anau with Real Journeys, a local company that has guided excursions into these unique areas for 60 years. Choose day, overnight or coach/cruise options to Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. Visit the Te Anau Glowworms Caves, try the Milford Track Guided Day Walk, Queenstown's iconic TSS Earnslaw Steamship and Walter Peak High Country Farm.
Mobile-friendly - Here is a golden opportunity to enter the dress circle of New Zealand's tourist circuit. A sturdy, high-class, well-maintained vessel and an operation geared to achieve. Our vessel offers a variety of unique cruises around the fabulous Stewart Island and Fiordland - an area keenly sought by diving, hunting and fishing parties. This is a unique opportunity for the discerning.
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A Walk In the Park: POSTPONED
Take a walk in the park with a ranger to demystify bush walking, experience Fiordland for the first time, or learn about the natural and cultural history of this special place on our doorstep. Hosted in collaboration ...
Where: Kepler Track, Manapouri, Fiordland
Address: Fiordland National Park, Manapouri, Fiordland
From: 10:00am on Saturday 19th January 2019
To: 4:00pm on Saturday 19th January 2019