Earlier this year I toured the South Island of New Zealand with my 70 year old mother. Whilst I thought I would do all the touristy things like the exciting jetboat riding, my Mum was not so keen. When I went to book my tour at the Southern Discoveries office in Te Anau for the Milford Sound cruise, the very friendly staff were more than happy to let me in on this little secret of this fantastic jetboat ride that both my Mum and I could do. For $99 each we were picked up by the yellow bus in Te Anau and taken for a lovely drive to where the jetboat was. The owner/driver of the boat, Lex, was a fantastic tour guide offering us glimpses of the beautiful Waiau River, the snow capped mountains as well as scenes from the Lord of the Rings movie but nothing compared to sitting in the middle of Lake Manapouri. It literally took my breath away! The jetboating was everything but scarey and he even did a few spins for us to add to the excitement. Lex even stopped on the river to show us the brown and rainbow trout swimming around. I would recommend this tour for everyone - from the young to the very old. It's safe and lots of fun. Oh, it gets a bit chilly on the water so rug up!
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