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Address: Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-249 8005
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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DISCOVERY CRUISE

Join Cruise Te Anau for a personalized boutique 3 hour...

DISCOVERY CRUISE

Join Cruise Te Anau for a personalized boutique 3 hour scenic South Fiord cruise including a relaxing bush/nature walk to discover the Hidden Lakes. Cruise Te Anau is the only company offering personalized boutique cruises on beautiful Lake Te Anau, (New Zealand's 2nd largest lake). With a maximum of 12 people per trip you are assured of the untouched tranquility of the beautiful South Fiord of Lake Te Anau. Cruises Depart Daily 10am - 1pm (also 5pm during summer months) - Bookings essential - you can book through our website.

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Lovely Boat excellent crew

This a refurbished old schooner called Faith very comfortable and crewed by very friendly staff. We took the morning cruise which lasts approximately 3 hours and there was only 1... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Brendan M
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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This a refurbished old schooner called Faith very comfortable and crewed by very friendly staff. We took the morning cruise which lasts approximately 3 hours and there was only 1 other couple on board. Plenty of tea and coffee along with history of boat and information on national park. Stopped on one of the islands for short hike and lesson... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked on this and were delighted to find we were the only four. Peter met us on the promenade and took us down to his boat. We cruised around the lake and were free to move around the boat and ask questions. Peter was very knowledgeable and gave us some interesting information. He took us for a walk through... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Almost by accident we found this trip, it is not a big boat, probably comfortable up to 10, but we were only 4!! probably one of the beat trips we did in New Zealand, the lake in Te Anau is amazing and this trip into the hidden lakes area is spectacular, in my opinion much better than milford sound. THIS... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked this trip while staying at the Te Anau Caravan park and we were glad we did. We were the only two on this trip as it was raining the day before so probably turned people off. The skipper Peter was very informative being a local too and as his boat only takes 12 people it was a very intimate... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want a cruise with the most beautiful scenery, a very knowledgeable and experienced skipper and don't have to blow the budget to do it, then this is the cruise to do. By far the best experience in Te Anau. Thanks Peter, we will be back.

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Peter K, Owner at Cruise Te Anau, responded to this review

Hi Tracy, It was great to meet you & Dave, Our aim is to make it just like friends out for a relaxed cruise. look forward to meeting again next time you are this way on the bike. More 

Te Anau, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing trip, Great Service, very relaxed trip up one of the only Fresh Water Fiords in the World! Lots of interesting relevant information about the area. The easy 10-15min walk into the hidden lakes as part of the cruise is breathtaking!

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Peter K, Owner at Cruise Te Anau, responded to this review

It was my pleasure to be able to show you & your family some of the stunning scenery of Lake Te Anau. I bet you have some great photos from the day. I also think the short walk to visit the Hidden Lakes is amazing, having walked it many hundreds of time over the last 12 years I still see... More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a enjoyable cruise on Lake TeAnau. Then is the trip. Local history, bird life, bush walk, Very enjoyable Peter.

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Peter K, Owner at Cruise Te Anau, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Great to meet you & have you join our cruise, I really enjoy sharing this amazing place & it is fantastic that Kiwis (people, not the birds) are seeing more of our own country. Would be great to have you join our cruise again. More 

West Midlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Booked by our travel company this cruise is exquisite. Laid back Skipper Pete but very experienced on this magnificent lake we were free to wander the boat as we required but he always had a close eye on matters. No megaphone but gentle guidance to us all. Sat up top with him on the way back was a great chance... More 

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Peter K, Owner at Cruise Te Anau, responded to this review

Thanks for your glowing words Pete....It was great to have you & your follow travellers join our cruise. I trust you all enjoyed your holiday & tour in New Zealand. More 

Brisbane Australia
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65 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We started the day cruising the Fiordland Area. Peter is a great host and very knowledgeable about the area. You are free to move around the boat and take photos at your leisure. The scenery on the lake is amazing... but it gets better. Peter then take you on a walk through some of the rainforest. This was certainly a... More 

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cheshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Like other reviewers we wanted to see the sounds without the crowds. The first day Peter would not take us on the lake as it was fairly windy and he felt it would spoil our experience. The following day the lake was like a millpond; we enjoyed a 3-hour cruise along the northern fjord - a route only taken by... More 

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