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Manapouri Half-day+ without car - any recommended activties

Denver, CO
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Manapouri Half-day+ without car - any recommended activties

Hi all, I'm very excited about the Doubtful Sound cruise I'll be taking (solo) in December, but due to timing of before/after activities and limited transportation options, I'll be spending the better part of a full day in Manapouri without a car.

I know that limits my options for activities and things to do, but I'm not finding much via searches, so would appreciate any recommendations others might have. I will have access to a bike and I'm pretty fit, if that helps at all.

Cheers, and thank you!

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Queenstown, New...
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1. Re: Manapouri Half-day+ without car - any recommended activties

Circle Track hike …govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/…

The bike trail is still a work in progress but it's partially open http://www.trailstrust.co.nz

Denver, CO
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2. Re: Manapouri Half-day+ without car - any recommended activties

This is wonderful, thanks very much for the information, I appreciate it!

Te Anau, New Zealand
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for South Island, Te Anau
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3. Re: Manapouri Half-day+ without car - any recommended activties

Who are you doing the overnight cruise with? and how are you getting to Manapouri.?

If with Real Journeys they will drop you in TeAnau, and they provide a shuttle to connect with the boat at Manapouri.

There is more of a town at TeAnau, and more choice for filling your time; however the Circle track is a good option if you like walking.

Western Victoria
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4. Re: Manapouri Half-day+ without car - any recommended activties

The Pub is passable :-)

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