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Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour

See the glowworm caves of Te Anau on an underground adventure sure to charm visitors of all ages. An informative guide joins you on the 2.5-hour Te Anau glowworm caves tour, starting with a cruise across Lake Te Anau. Then marvel at the shimmering illumination of thousands of glowworms as you glide through the quiet darkness of this magical underground world.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.63 USD
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Milford Sound Walking Tour with Round-Trip Scenic Flight from Queenstown

Tramp along part of the popular Milford Track on this 6-hour tour from Queenstown, including a round-trip scenic flight. You'll fly straight over the Fiordland to Milford Sound, then transferred by ferry boat to one of New Zealand's Great Walks. Hike for up to 2 hours with your guide on a moderately easy path that leads to lovely Giant Gate Falls. Lunch and hotel transfers are provided.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$454.52 USD
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Skydive Southern Alps Tandem Skydive

Get the ultimate adrenaline fix with an exhilarating tandem skydiving experience in Glenorchy. Feel the thrill of a high-speed free-fall as you jump from 15,000 feet (4,572 meters) and reach speeds of up to 200km/hr (124m/hr). Then, float back to earth under a canopy and soak up the breath-taking scenery of the UNESCO-listed Mt Aspiring and Fiordland national parks. Most importantly: your tandem skydive will be accompanied by a tandem instructor at all times, ensuring maximum fun with minimal risk!
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$202.40 USD
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Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Queenstown

Join a Doubtful Sound cruise from Queenstown and discover this alpine gem nestled in the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park. Traveling by coach, you’ll take a ferry across Lake Manapouri and cross over Wilmot Pass for your 3-hour catamaran cruise. You’ll be struck by the fiord’s vivid beauty as you search for dolphins, fur seals and penguins amid a dramatic landscape of soaring granite peaks and crystal-clear waters. 
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$199.60 USD
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$199.60 USD
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Te Anau Super Saver: Doubtful Sound Cruise plus Te Anau Glowworm Cave Tour

Cruise on breathtaking Doubtful Sound and explore Te Anau Caves with this 2-day Super Saver, departing from Te Anau. First, travel across Lake Manapouri and glide over the deep waters of Doubtful Sound on a 3-hour wilderness cruise in search of dolphins, penguins and other marine life. Then, on the following day, take a guided tour into a subterranean labyrinth where glowworms illuminate the dark caverns. You’ll see two of New Zealand's best natural attractions at one discounted price.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$240.50 USD
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Half-Day Milford Sound Helicopter Tour from Queenstown

Truly the best way to see Milford Sound is by helicopter. Soaring high above the cruise boats, you’ll fly the length of the stunning fiord all the way to the Tasman Sea. This 2.5-hour aerial adventure from Queenstown takes you into the heart of Fiordland National Park. Your professional pilot hovers above iconic Mitre Peak and makes a landing on a coastal beach and atop Mt Tutoko glacier.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$735.36 USD
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Kepler Track Water Taxi

The Kepler Track is one of New Zealand’s Great Walks, running from the shores of Lake Te Anau to Lake Manapouri and back via majestic alpine vistas. Start your trek off with this private water taxi across Lake Te Anau to Brod Bay. From there, stroll back to Te Anau along the lake’s limestone bluffs or, for more of a challenge, hike up Mount Luxmore, a summit with impressive views of Te Anau basin.
  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.51 USD
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$17.51 USD
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Te Anau Super Saver: Milford Sound Nature Cruise plus Te Anau Glowworm Cave Tour

This Te Anau Super Saver lets you experience two top New Zealand destinations — Milford Sound and Te Anau Glowworm Caves — ideal for nature lovers visiting the South Island. Take a Milford Sound cruise in UNESCO-listed Fiordland on your first day, followed by a subterranean exploration of the Te Anau cave system on the second day. You’ll gaze in wonder at the granite spire of Mitre Peak, then see glowworms twinkling in the darkness underground.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$163.46 USD
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Milford Track Guided Day Walk from Te Anau

Embark on a Milford Track guided walk with picnic lunch and catamaran cruise during this day trip from Te Anau. A nature guide leads you on a leisurely hike through ancient beech forest and grassy flats on the first section of the Milford Track, one of the New Zealand Great Walks located in UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park. You’ll hike in a small group with a maximum of 12 people per guide, allowing for a personalized experience, suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$136.57 USD
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Half Day Fly Fishing in Fiordland

Southland’s grand Waiau River is well-known as a trout fishing wonderland. On this half-day fly fishing trip, discover the river’s secrets and maybe catch a trout or two of your own. With the help of your guide, take a boat out to the river’s best – and most inaccessible – fishing spots. Try your hand at fly fishing for the Fiordland rainbow trout and brown trout that thrive in the area.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$458.72 USD
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Full-Day Routeburn Track Key Summit Guided Walk from Te Anau

Go on one of New Zealand's "Great Walks," the Routeburn Track from Te Anau to Key Summit, during this full-day guided walking tour. Get views of alpine herb fields, lush forests, and enjoy panoramic views of South Island. Travel with a small group of 12 hikers or fewer, ensuring personalized attention from your guide.
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$136.57 USD
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Half-Day Jet Boat Fishing in Fiordland

Explore the wilds of New Zealand’s Fiordland region on this half-day jet boat fishing trip from Te Anau. During your 4-hour fishing adventure, wind your way along Te Anau’s mighty Waiau River with your guide and enjoy fine views over the spectacular countryside scenery. With your rod in hand, cast your line into the water and wait for the fish to start biting. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Waiau River on this spin-fishing trip, suitable for first-time novices and experienced anglers alike.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$458.72 USD
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Half Day Small Group Mavora Lakes 4WD Expedition from Te Anau

Avoid the crowds of Fiordland and explore the 4WD terrain around Mavora Lakes, two scenic gems of the Southern Lakes district. On this off-roading expedition from Te Anau you’ll climb aboard an all-terrain vehicle for water crossings and more. Stop for a snack in a backcountry hut and see a filming location of The Lord of The Rings fame.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$122.56 USD
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Westray Adventures - Quad Bikes

No experience is needed on this Te Anau 4x4 adventure as you’re guided on a quad bike tour with panoramic views of Fiordland. Follow a path through a working farm after a training session with safety gear. In addition to seeing horses, sheep, and cattle you’ll get a look at Lake Te Anau and nearby mountains.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.04 USD
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$84.04 USD
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Full-Day Jet Boat Fishing in Fiordland

Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Waiau River on this full-day jet boat fishing adventure from Te Anau. Delve deep into New Zealand’s beautiful Fiordland region with your guide. Cruise along the mighty Waiau River and, when you’ve found your spot, cast your line into the crystal-clear waters. Wait for the trout to bite and enjoy panoramic views over the spectacular Fiordland National Park. This fishing trip requires no previous experience whatsoever, just a desire to enjoy a relaxing day in the heart of rural New Zealand!
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$920.95 USD
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$920.95 USD
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Private Charter: Fiordland Ultimate Helicopter Tour

New Zealand Luxury Helicopter Tours Queenstown Helicopter Flights New Zealand Luxury Helicopter Tours Queenstown Helicopter FlightsThe ultimate Fiordland experience traverses Milford and Doubtful Sounds as well as the lesser known George and Bligh Sounds.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$6,744.26 USD
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Full-Day Fly Fishing in Fiordland

Join us for a distinctly Fiordland fishing experience on the Waiau River you won’t forget in a hurry. • Perfect chance to battle bountiful, aggressive Fiordland rainbow and wily brown trout. • Using our boat provides us with superior maneuverability for top results drift fishing the river or accessing beaches and islands on the river you can’t get to on foot. • Experience the outstanding evening rises and Mayfly hatches that can occur on the Upper Waiau. • Our professional kiwi guides are true Fiordland locals and great people to spend time with – they know the Waiau River like the back of their hand. • Enjoy kiwi hospitality at its very best; our BBQ lunch with locally sourced produce tops off an epic day on the water.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$920.95 USD
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Westray Adventures - PRIVATE Horse Treks

Come and have an exclusive horse ride with us at Westray Adventures. We are located 5km's from the lakeside township of Te Anau, and can offer: - Stunning 360 degree panoramic views over the lake and mountain ranges of the world renowned Fiordland World Heritage Park. - Tour through our working farm and see some of our other horses, sheep and cattle. - A relaxed horse ride which is suitable for beginners as well as experienced riders. - Through Natural Horsemanship our horses are calm and happy and will look after you, so you can enjoy the trek from start to finish. 
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.85 USD
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$100.85 USD
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