Welcome to Manapouri - Fiordland (NZ)

Situated 20 km's from Te Anau lies Manapouri nestled against the shores of Lake Manapouri and the banks of the Waiau River.

Manapouri is the departure point for Doubtful Sound activities & cruises, the West Arm Power Station,and the Manapouri Walking track.

Manapouri has a pop. of 300 people, and provides a General Store / cafe with postal services, Garage, Hair Dresser, Hotel & restaurant and a variety of accommodation.

The Lake is the second deepest in New Zealand at 444 meters and contains 33 small islands, it is known to be one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, framed by the Cathedral mountain range and edged in native bush.

Another claim to fame for the area is 'Pearl Harbour' on the edge of the Waiau River, this is the departure point for activities in Doubtful Sound and the West Arm Power Station. Visitors come for a drive just to have their photo's taken with the sign 'Pearl Harbour'.

Across the Waiau River lies the Manapouri Track which provides a variety walking options from 4 hr hikes to overnight or multiple night walks.

Access to these walks on the Manapouri Track is by River Water Taxi crossings which depart regularly.

Frasers beach along the edge of the Lake provides excellent swimming sunbathing or stroll through the walkways of native bush behind the beach.

Manapouri is the ideal location for those looking for a peaceful relaxed holiday, but still accessible to all Fiordland activities without being in the centre of the “Tourism area”.

Regards Mike

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Photos - 1. Manapouri from air, 2. Taking a rest on the Totara seat on walk track below shop.