Epic Manapouri Package
Fly, Jet boat and Hike in one incredible day
Experience Lake Manapouri and the Fiordland National Park from every angle, with an fun-filled day of jet boating, hiking and a scenic helicopter flight. With this package you'll jet boat the mighty Waiau River to Lake Manapouri, fly over Fiordland National Park and hike an easy section of the famous Kepler Track. Enjoy the grand landscapes Fiordland is famous for by water, air and land in one unforgettable day. Suitable for all ages and abilities, this is the ultimate package!
Scenic Helicopter Flight
Soar high above the breathtaking lakes and surrounding mountains of Fiordland on a spectacular scenic helicopter flight, with a special landing in a remote alpine location. On this scenic flight you will experience aerial views of the expansive Lake Manapouri, fly over the Kepler Track, and view wild mountain peaks and alpine scenery as far as the eye can see.
Experience the thrill of jet boating down the majestic Waiau. This picturesque river is lined by ancient beech tree forest and features in the opening scene from The Lord of the Rings. This is true Middle Earth! Experience the excitement and adventure of the surging river, then enjoy the tranquil surrounds as you cruise onto Lake Manapouri.
Hike the Famous Kepler Track
Lace up your walking shoes for some hiking! This 2.5 hour guided nature walk follows a portion of the Kepler Track, a New Zealand Great Walk from Lake Manapouri to Rainbow Reach. Your friendly guide will share incredible insights and lead you along this wide, well maintained, mostly flat trail. Hike across sandy, tree lined beaches, peek inside an authentic 'kiwi' tramping hut, discover expansive wetlands, native forest and even a swing bridge, this is a great opportunity for everyone to discover a piece of real New Zealand!
- Te Anau
- LoTR Scenes
- Waiau River
- Lake Manapouri
- Shallow Bay Hut
- Kepler Wetlands
- Rainbow Reach
- Kepler Mountains
- Lake Manapouri
A picnic lunch, including reusable water bottle and refreshments are provided. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know prior to the day of travel so we can cater for these.
9.00 am Te Anau or Manapouri accommodation pick up
9.30 am Lift off for your scenic helicopter flight
10.00 am Drop off Queens Reach to meet the jet tboat
10.15 am Depart by jet boat on the Waiau River
11.30 am Drop off Shallow Bay, Lake Manapouri
12.00 noon Hike to Motorau Hut for lunch
12.30 pm Hike along the Kepler Track to Rainbow Reach
2.30 pm Arrive Rainbow Reach
3.00 pm Return to your accommodation
Note, we may choose to swap the hike, scenic flight and jet boat on the day if weather and operating conditions require.
What to bring
There are some things we recommend you bring to make your day more enjoyable, please use this as a guide and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. Please bring comfortable walking shoes, waterproof jacket, warm clothing including hat and gloves, sun screen and sun hat, camera, and personal medication if required.
A professional private driver and guide, all transport from your Te Anau or Manapouri accommodation, jet boat ride, scenic helicopter flight, and fully guided walk on the Kepler Track, plus hot drinks, and a picnic lunch.
This package is run in conjunction with; Fiordland Jet and a local Te Anau helicopter company.