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Address: Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
Phone Number: 0064 210 415 141
Description: Luxmore Jet operates scenic tours on the Upper Waiau River which flows...
Luxmore Jet operates scenic tours on the Upper Waiau River which flows between Lake Te Anau and beautiful Lake Manapouri.
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Marvellous trip

We were recommended to go on this as we checked in at the Bella Vista Motel and are so glad we decided to go. On a glorious Saturday afternoon there were just the two of us and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We were recommended to go on this as we checked in at the Bella Vista Motel and are so glad we decided to go. On a glorious Saturday afternoon there were just the two of us and Lex, the owner/driver. He showed us areas from the filming of Lord of the Rings, the trout in the river, the beautiful surroundings... More 

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Perth, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We had a wonderful day with Lex. He was full of information and answered all questions we asked. The boat was as smooth as silk. The scenery in the river and lake were simply stunning, and we had plenty of time to enjoy it, as Lex didn't rush anything, and went about half an hour over our allotted time. We... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We did this trip last year and enjoyed it so much we just had to do it again. Just as good as we remembered, with the added bonus of a cheeky robin coming to have a taste of Shirley's lolly cake. Fortunately we'd had a slice first. A fun boat trip and an interesting walk. Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Everyone was so friendly and trip itself was amazing only the two of us on the trip so it was great for us. The sights were awesome and the 360 degree spins were a must for any who goes on the jet boat.

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Shanghai, China
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We went on the jetboat tour with my husband and my son (17 month). I was a bit concerned due to my son's age but the owner was fantastic. Made sure the life jacket was tight and after we started he checked a few times to see how my son was doing. The jetboat was going fast but it was... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Husband-and-wife run jet boat tour to the stunning Lake Manipuri, showing off three filming locations from the Lord of the Rings. Also allows you to get up close to one of the huts on the formidable Kelper Track, and see the trout in the river. A really fun way to pass a couple of hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We went on the jetboat as a family and had a great time. Lex was our skipper he was great with the kids, very knowledgable and is the king of spins! My hubby and eldest had been on a jet boat before in Queenstown but enjoyed this more. Well worth the money and we will be back. Thanks again guys... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The superlatives really cannot do it justice, so I won't try. All I can say is just do it. You will not be disappointed. It is the best 100 bucks you will ever spend.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Last February we enjoyed a Luxmore Jet trip from Te Anau down the Upper Waiou river to Lake Manapouri with Lex and Shirley, which was great fun with a few spins thrown in (but nobody thrown out!). Frodo wasn't around that day but Lex showed us where he had been. Shirley then took us on a walk along part of... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Been on many of these type of jet boat trips through out NZ but Luxmore is by far the best, an hour long ride, lots of speed and turns the driver was so informative and happy for any questions from his passengers. Fully recommend this trip.

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