Location:Te Anau & Fiordland
Beach to Bay Thrills and Stroll (1.3)
A fast and thrilling jet boat ride across Lake Te Anau towards Dock Bay for an up-close peek into Fiordland National Park. Lots of spins, spray and laughter!
Speed across picturesque Lake Te Anau - the largest of the southern glacial lakes, surrounded by majestic mountains and ancient forests - it’s a seriously magical place. Legend has it that Rakaihautu, a legendary M?ori leader, part of the first migrators to New Zealand, named the great lakes while exploring the South Island.
Marvel at the Murchison Mountains, which rise a staggering 1,400 metres above the lake surface as you skim across the pristine waters towards Dock Bay. At Dock Bay you will disembark the boat and enjoy some time on shore to look for Mohua and Korimako, admire different species off moss and marvel at the beech forest up-close. There will be plenty of time for photos, so make sure the camera is fully charged with plenty of memory space. Then have the option to return via jet boat or return to Te Anau via the self-guided Kepler Track. It is approximately two hours walk to return to Te Anau, you can walk this at your leisure.
The guide will talk about some fascinating New Zealand history. Get a taste of the past, whilst learning about early European pioneers, and get a great introduction to one New Zealand’s pristine native forests, and world-famous walking tracks
Schedule: Summer: (1October - 31 March) 12.15pm and 4.15pm Winter: (1 April - 30 September) 12.15pm Min 2 Adults
River Ride and Bike (1.6)
Keep the fun going and turn your Pure Wilderness trip into a half day adventure with a mountain bike ride along the edge of Fiordland National Park
Back at the Queens Reach Boat Ramp after your Pure Wilderness (1.1) trip, mountain bikes will be waiting to follow the newly formed Lake2Lake trail back to Te Anau (10km). The trail follows the river's edge and is an ideal way to view the Lake Te Anau Control Gates up-close and savour the beauty of Fiordland.
The trail is Grade 1-2 and so great for all skill levels, yet a moderate level of fitness is required as there are some hills along the way. Upgrading to an electric bike is also available for those wanting a little assistance.
Schedule: Summer: (1October - 31 March) 10.00am and 2.00pm Winter: (1 April - 30 September) 10.00am and 2.00pm Min 2 Adults