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Kepler Track Boat and Hike

Kepler Track Boat and Hike

By Fiordland Tours
The most scenic jet boat ride ever: see actual “Lord of the Rings” film locations on the way down to the beautiful Lake Manapouri. On the way down the river you will get the chance to spot rainbow and brown trout. There is an amazing view around every river bend. The ride has a pinch of adrenalin and heaps of natural beauty. Lake Manapouri is amazing and you may not see another boat in sight. Your start of part of the Kepler Track begins on disembarking from the boat at approximately 12:00 pm. A leisurely guided walk begins through towering Beech trees and even taller Rimu trees. Our guide will share his/her knowledge with you; Native trees, ferns and the occasional Bellbirds, Tuis, friendly Fantails, Tomtits, Finches and Robins will keep your camera clicking. The hike concludes at the large suspension bridge at Rainbow Reach where your transport awaits to take you back to Te Anau
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 5-65
Duration: 4–8 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • We supply a complimentary morning tea of tea/coffee, fresh baked date scones, biscuits and chocolates
What's not included
  • We do have an optional picnic lunch ($25 per lunch)

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We pick up from all Hotels, Motels, Airbnb's and holiday homes within Te Anau
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Infants must sit on laps
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 41793P3

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
        • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        How much is Kepler Track Boat and Hike?
        Kepler Track Boat and Hike price starts from $492.60. Discover and book Kepler Track Boat and Hike on Tripadvisor
        What is the Kepler Track Boat and Hike cancellation policy?
        Kepler Track Boat and Hike cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Kepler Track Boat and Hike on Tripadvisor
        Which company provides Kepler Track Boat and Hike?
        Kepler Track Boat and Hike is hosted by Fiordland Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Fiordland Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Kepler Track Boat and Hike on Tripadvisor
        How much time do I need for Kepler Track Boat and Hike?
        On average, this experience will take approximately 4h. Discover and book Kepler Track Boat and Hike on Tripadvisor

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 41793P3

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          Awesome experience
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
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        • 697kerryg
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Brilliant Day Trip
          Collection from hotel, comfy mini bus. Lots of interesting stops on the way. Boat was v good as wasnt full. Free tea and coffee on mini bus and boat. Really enjoyed the trip and fantastic scenery would recommend.
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        • N1316YMrebeccaw
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          So happy we chose this trip
          After looking at larger group trips, we finally chose, to our great advantage, Fiordland Tours. Picked up directly from our accommodation, we were comfortable and well cared for through the entire journey. Our local guide’s (Sasha) commentary was insightful, entertaining, and flawlessly delivered. She had a welcoming spirit, was a skillful driver, and created a first rate experience. We stopped for several small hikes and morning tea was delicious and thoughtfully served. Our boat was ample for the size of the group, with plenty of room for viewing. We will be recommending Fiordland Tours to all our friends heading to Milford.
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        • Dream65676272215
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          Sit back and relax, enjoy the great outdoors. Best day trip!!!
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        Very good

        Lisa P
        Portsmouth, NH154 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sasha was the best guide ever. She is such an accomplished woman. She is experienced in so many avenues and has hiked seemingly all of the tracks. She made our trip. The jetboat was fun and we enjoyed John's humor too. Ray is an excellent tour operator
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