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Luxmore Jet
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US$86.01*
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Classic Jet Boat Adventure from Te Anau
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Owner description: Luxmore Jet is now operated by Fiordland Jet!! Begin your authentic experience, with thrills and spills across Lake Te Anau. Jet boat down the Waiau River – the river Anduin on ‘The Lord of the Rings’ to Lake Manapouri. Take a helicopter ride up to Jackson Peaks and be stunned by the unbelievable panoramic vista. Step back in time on one of New Zealand’s Great Walks - the Kepler Track. Create your own epic or romantic adventure with a customised ride. Marvel at one of the world’s last untouched wildernesses – the Fiordland National Park. Take a seat on Fiordland’s must do experience. Start your adventure!
Reviewed 6 March 2012

Beautiful scenery, lots of speed, lots of fun, a good adventure

Thank SandyWhite_12
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Reviewed 14 December 2011

Lex, the owner, was very informative and provided a lot of insightful info about the history, flora and fauna of the upper Waia river and lake Manapouri. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip and we got to stop by some of the locations where the 1st LOTR movie was filmed. Truly a value for money excursion into one of NZ's remote areas.

Thank ifahs
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Reviewed 26 October 2011

We were lucky enough to have the boat to ourselves and were able to look at the spectacular views of New Zealand. If you are looking forward to an adrenalin rush, this isn't the tour for you but if you want to check out some of the scenes from 'The Lord of the Rings' and look at the sights whilst speeding along the river then this is the tour for you. The tour is better for adults and smaller children and is very educational.

Thank Mackayfamily_11
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Reviewed 21 September 2011

Had a great jet boat experience with Luxmore. Picked up from Top 10 campsite and driven the short journey to the launch area. Due to it being the low season we were the only 2 on the boat which was great and says a lot about the company that they are prepared to run the trip just for us. Mark our skipper was very knowledgable especially about the birds and the fish and stopped several times for us to see the trout in the clear pools. He also pointed out the bird life including the beautiful paradise ducks. We saw the Lord of the Rings film sites and Mark pointed out all the various mountains we passed. This trip was part of our Rugby World Cup trip and Mark kindly let us pose Saracens Rugby Club's mascot, Sarrie the Camel on the boat as the camel's rugby cup tour is being followed on the Saracens Facebook page. Cannot recommend this trip highly enough. It combines thrills whilst at the same time respecting nature and the stunning environment.

Thank GillyT
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Reviewed 14 July 2011

My husband and I did this tour on the first day of our honeymoon, and we were thrilled with how it turned out! We were the only ones on the boat, so we got a great personalized experience. The jetboat goes down the Waiau River at about 60kph, which felt very fast, and who doesn't like riding down the water at high speeds? Each time we turned a corner, the scenery improved. Lake Manapouri was the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. Our skipper also gave us a few fun spins out on the river for a little extra thrill.

The only downside (and it was minor) was the chill - it was about 5 degrees C / 40 degrees F. But we were both so happy with the scenery that we scarcely noticed the temperature. The tour operators kindly lent me a warm hat as well, since I didn't have one. They also gave us a blanket on the boat. We didn't get the least bit wet, either. The scenery seemed unaffected by the winter - in fact, I think it might even be more beautiful with the snow on the mountains than it would in the summer, and all the greenery was just as verdant as summer.

Thank allikildahl
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