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Cruise Te Anau

Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
0064-3-249-8005
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Ranked #15 of 23 activities in Te Anau
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Owner description: 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.... more » Owner description: 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 - 5pm - Bookings Essentual. « less
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Fox Glacier, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I will say that in the end Cruise Te Anau did provide the service offered, however, not in the manner advertised. The initial boat ride to the start of the milford track was fine, on time, and nice enough. However, the captain was a bit moody and the boat was in need of maintenance, though not dangerous in any way.... More

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Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

For the service they offered, way too overprized. Boat ride from Te Anau to the start of the track was fine, even though the captain had his grumpy moments. Pick up from sandfly point at the end of the track was a joke. Pick up was delayed to begin with. Then there was only room for 6 people in the... More

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Ashburton, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Now this is a lake tour with a difference. None of your in your face loud commentaries down a poor PA system, none of your gratuitous tour guide's over the top humour, but a leisurely, relaxed and memorably enjoyable three-hour cruise with Peter. The boat can only take 12. We were actually only 4 but for twelve there would be... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

We arrived very early in the season and fairly late in the morning decided it would be nice to see the area from the lake. The receptionist had to telephone the operator to find out if the tour was running that day; it was. The tour ran for just the two of us. Very enjoyable, Peter looked after us superbly,... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Peter, the boat captain provides a very interesting perspective and itinerary that only a smaller operation and vessel could execute. Cruising to the first part of the South fjord and then a brief walk to the hidden lakes was a very enjoyable afternoon activity.

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

The Te Anau cruise was one of the highlights of our month’s holiday in New Zealand and definitely the best value we had from any of our trips. I am glad we didn’t make the mistake of using Te Anau just as a base to ‘do Milford Sound’ – it’s a lovely friendly town and deserved a longer stay. The... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Thank you to Peter, he was very informative of the area. Made us feel relaxed. The scenery was nothing like I'd seen before, absolutely stunning. The little trek to see the lake, truly wonderful. He even made us a cuppa tea & muffing!! Even met a true hunter!! Thank you for a great cruise. Will certainly recommend to friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

I am a NewZealander who lives in Texas.My wife and I and two children ages 2 and 6 did the discovery trip and it was amazing. Captain Peter was outstanding and very attentive and knowledgable.My kids had a blast and even got to drive the boat which made them feel pretty cool.As a NewZealander living overseas my appreciation for my... More

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London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

As with other reviewers, Peter was more than willing to provide a cruise when my wife and I were the only passengers. We were so glad that he did so. This trip was a wonderful three hours. The scenery around the lake is stunning and Peter was great company: informative and interesting. This excursion was definitely a highlight of our... More

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Gosford, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Despite it being New Zealand's second largest lake, the largest body of fresh water in the Southern Hemisphere, and quite possibly home to the only three freshwater fjords in the world, Cruise Te Anau is the only company which provides cruises on the amazing Lake Te Anau. We stayed in Te Anau in July, and we were delighted when we... More

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