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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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Fantastic boat ride.

The boat ride was great, we were picked up from our motel and taken out to meet the skipper, who was waitng for us at the jetboat. When we booked we didn't think the boats would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

The boat ride was great, we were picked up from our motel and taken out to meet the skipper, who was waitng for us at the jetboat. When we booked we didn't think the boats would do any spins, but they do. Our main reason for doing this trip was to see LOTR film locations. Our skipper was great, very... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My wife and I booked Luxmore Jet through the YHA in Te Anau. We were picked up from our accommodation and transported to the Jetboat on the Upper Waiau river where we met Lex and Shirley, the husband and wife team who run Luxmore Jet. Two friendlier people you could not meet. We had a great and very informative 'ride'... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We highly recommend a ride on the lux more jet. We went with our two children (4&7) and we all absolutely loved it! Lex was very obliging doing lots of 360 spins for the kids and the trip down the river was so scenic- but became even more beautiful when we reached lake manapouri. We also saw lots of trout... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

As a non-swimmer, the idea of going on board a jet boat never crossed my mind. Since everyone in our tour was going, I had no choice but dared. Our pilot was an informative and funny guy. He got our adrenaline going when zooming the boat and doing all the spins, but when the boat came to a halt in... More 

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uk
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21 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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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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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
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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