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Address: Manapouri 9600, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 21 135 4029
07:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Manapouri Lake Cruises offers boutique sunset cruises and charters on...

Manapouri Lake Cruises offers boutique sunset cruises and charters on beautiful Lake Manapouri in Fiordland National Park. Cruise along unspoiled islands, stop in hidden coves to listen to native birds and a live piano recital with classical or other relaxing music while treated to a gourmet platter or choose to step ashore and follow us into the lush New Zealand bush.

Join for a 1/2day charter; cruising along golden, sandy beaches and choose activities like, kayaking, fishing or guided bush walks all at your own pace. We tailor every trip to suit your interests and we do our best to make your day truly unforgettable.

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Away from the crowds!

Our trip with Manapouri Lake Cruises was utterly lovely. Consider doing it rather than visiting Milford or Doubtful Sounds if you want an experience away from the crowds and out... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2016
Manapouri, New Zealand
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Manapouri, New Zealand
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 19 March 2016

Our trip with Manapouri Lake Cruises was utterly lovely. Consider doing it rather than visiting Milford or Doubtful Sounds if you want an experience away from the crowds and out in nature. Kirstin's piano playing was sublime and the day will forever be a treasured memory. I cannot imagine anyone not loving the experience.

Thank NewBoots10
Cairns, Australia
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

A big thank you to Kirsten and Jimmy for an amazing day on your boat Pomona. Kids loved the kayaks, we all loved the forest walk, the scenery, and the piano playing by Kirsten was exquisite. We would highly recommend your day trip as it was so personal, gave options on what we wanted to see and they are the... More 

Thank Milo1065
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2015 via mobile

Lovely boat out on the lake in the evening sun. A little feast of food and drink to savour, then engine off and piano music to soothe our souls. A bit more exploring round the lake, then some Chopin, Mendelssohn and more to liven our ears as we sat upstairs letting go of the day. Kerstin plays the most beautiful... More 

Thank chrisdmus
Te Anau, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2015

My husband & I have just enjoyed a perfect afternoon on Lake Manapouri,with Kerstin & Jimmy hosting us so warmly and professionally.Stunning views wherever you looked,idyllic sandy bays and spectacular bush clad mountains,not a sandfly in sight,we were in Heaven! With Kerstin playing beautiful music while enjoying coffee & cake,it could not be better. A short bush walk & a... More 

1 Thank WinPP2014
Manapouri, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Experienced Kirstens and Jimmys trip late Oct 2014 one gorgeous spring afternoon. Great company, cake and coffee and Tying up in a beaut little spot while Listening to Kirstens classical music. Seemed quite surreal. Would recommend as a great way to spend an afternoon or evening exploring New Zealand's most beautiful Lake Manapouri.

1 Thank Fiordlanders
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 December 2014

We stayed in Te Anau during our 5 day visit to Fiordland and had planned a quiet day in Te Anau on Friday 22nd Dec before we left for home on 23rd. We chose the Manapouri Lake Cruises, specifically the charter cruise as we wanted to have the boat to ourselves. We left Manapouri harbour at 2pm on a well... More 

1 Thank Hss S
Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 December 2014

I had an excellent oportunity to assist on the cruise with Kirsten and Jimmy. Together with my 4 woman´s friends from the Czech Republic we spend the wonderful afternoon with them on November 3, 2014. Simply said - it was gorgeous - lake Manapouri, scenic vieuw on the mountains, Jimmy´s secret bay, Kirsten´s excellent menu of food and of the... More 

1 Thank Maceklb
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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Reviewed 18 December 2014

We were recommended to take the cruise with a difference and were not disappointed ! Kirsten and Jimmy were excellent hosts. Although the weather was not great ,the experience of having a home prepared food platter whilst listening to Kirsten play beautiful classical piano music surrounded by superb scenery was magical. Not to be missed!

1 Thank KenSkehan
Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2014

We had the most wonderful experience on Lake Manapouri, and I think it may be the only place in the world where you can experience it! Jimmy and Kirsten run Manapouri Lake Cruises, we went on their evening cruise which left at 7.p.m. The boat is extremely well set up with plenty of room. A table of fabulous food was... More 

1 Thank Ruth D
Timaru City, null, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 October 2014

everything they offered was worth it.The best in the "Lakes"try everything out then decide yourselffantastic,enjoyable

1 Thank crystyjon

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