Welcome to Fiordland - New Zealand

My Local Activity Picks

Luxmore Jets - This is a jet boat ride with a difference - the most spectacular natural scenery (incl. LOR's locations) down the Waiau river in the Fiordland National Park. Pure unspoiled nature at it's best. View trout basking in the sun. Enjoy the thrill of the famous hamilton spin, emerge out onto beautiful Lake Manapouri(a surprise in itself). This is a totally exhilarating magical ride through unspoiled beauty, a true sensory experience. This is a trip for anyone of any age, you won't be disappointed. - options also available with float plane or helicopter

Helicopter & Walk - The triple buzz with Southern Lakes helicopters. Take a helicopter ride to the top of Luxmore and and have lunch up there and enjoy the stunning views, then walk down the mountain & finish off with a motor boat back across Lake Te Anau. This is a great trip to do. The helicopter ride is thrilling, the views down to South Arm spectacular, the 3hr walk down the mountain through native bush tranquil & scenic. A real treat.

Or take an easier option of flying to the top of Mt Kidd or Mt Titaroa & landing for a look around, then fly back - spectacular

Floatplane - For a difference experience try a float plane, enquire about Dusky Sound trips, and ask if they have any trips planed with landings, wonderful experience. Or Take the jet boat and meet the plane on Lake Te Anau and fly over the mountains back to Te Anau

Te Anau Cruises - A great way to end your day is with a relaxed cruise onboard the Carousel, have a fish, go for a short walk to Hidden lakes or just sit back and enjoy the scenery. Weave around the small scattered islands, past pristine beaches, native forest & mountainous ranges. A great way to relax and soak up the atmosphere and enjoy Marion's wonderful muffins. 2 1/2hrs

Atu Whenua (Shadowlands) - This is a 30 min film taken by a local Helicopter Operator all over Fiordland, who then built a the cinema to show it in! The scenery is spectacular and gives you a true in depth look at the beauty & vastness of Fiordland. Filmed with an intimate knowlege of the area, you will be taken on an amazing journey from Coastline to hanging above waterfalls to sheer Mountainsides to....The rest is for you to experience.

These are some of my favourite local activities that really give you the opportunity to experience our Fiordland, and strongly recommend you try at least one of these activities. They are all smaller businesses run by Locals dedicated to providing you with a great experience and an honest desire to share this special part of the world with you.

For more information on the area have a look www.fiordlandlocalnz.com which has been set up by a local man who has been involved in the developement and operation of tourism in Fiordland for many years, this website is not aligned to any business, but been created for personal pleasure out of a continued passion for the area and a desire to share it.

Regards Mike

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Photo's 1.Luxmore Jet Boating down Waiau

2. Photograhy top of Mt Titaroa

3. Fun at Frasers beach, Manapouri

4. Start of Milford Track