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Morning Tea Cruise on Historic Motor Yacht from Te Anau

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Te Anau, New Zealand
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At a Glance

3 hours (Approx.)
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It can be difficult to really stop and appreciate the sights and sounds of Fiordland National Park when you’re hiking or mountain biking. This easy-going morning cruise takes the hiking packs, sweating... More
It can be difficult to really stop and appreciate the sights and sounds of Fiordland National Park when you’re hiking or mountain biking. This easy-going morning cruise takes the hiking packs, sweating and heavy breathing out of the equation. Cruise along Lake Te Anau in an elegant 1930s sailing yacht and enjoy the views of the towering Southern Alps from the lake.

Highlights

  • Stretch your legs with a short walk to the Hidden Lakes, a well-kept local secret
  • Find tranquility when you drop anchor in the crook of the lake’s South Fjord
  • You won’t be fighting for viewing spots on this small-group tour
  • Get back to Te Anau by lunchtime, leaving plenty of time for more activities

What To Expect

You’ll arrive at the historic wharf on the edge of Lake Te Anau at 8.55am for a 9am departure. You’ll be met by your crew who will give you a safety briefing, and an order of events for your cruise. The... More
You’ll arrive at the historic wharf on the edge of Lake Te Anau at 8.55am for a 9am departure. You’ll be met by your crew who will give you a safety briefing, and an order of events for your cruise. The crew will cast off and give you time to explore the ship. You’ll be offered tea and coffee once under way, and either have a chance to chat with crew,... More
You’ll arrive at the historic wharf on the edge of Lake Te Anau at 8.55am for a 9am departure. You’ll be met by your crew who will give you a safety briefing, and an order of events for your cruise. The crew will cast off and give you time to explore the ship. You’ll be offered tea and coffee once under way, and either have a chance to chat with crew, or enjoy time to yourself.

You’ll have some amazing photo opportunities at all times, especially as you enter the South Fiord of Lake Te Anau. You’ll dock on the Hidden Lakes wharf and have your nature guide take you for a 15-minute walk into the first of the Hidden Lakes. This is another wonderful place for photos. It’s an easy walk with no hills on the track. It’s a leafy trail, so you’ll want to have comfortable footwear.

Upon return to the "Faith" you`ll have your morning tea and refreshments served, and time to relax and listen to the sounds of nature with the engine turned off.

As you cruise out of the South Fiord your crew will raise the sails if the wind allows, and cruise back to Te Anau with the special feeling of big sails billowing above you. Upon return you’ll be accompanied back down the wharf to shore by your crew. At all times our intent is to be relaxed and allow you the flexibility of choosing to focus on the "chapters" of the experience which give you the most pleasure. We aim to return at 12 noon.

What's Included

Coffee and/or Tea
Local guide
Live commentary on board
Local taxes
Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

The historic Wharf of Lake Te Anau

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Return to same departure location

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Te Anau must do
Curious16360662595
, Mar 2019
Highly recommended experience. Spectacular views, friendly crew and taste morning tea. Book early as spaces fill fast. Bring camera and good walking shoes.
We loved this morning cruise. Upon...
Deirdre F
, Nov 2017
We loved this morning cruise. Upon arrival to the boat we were very pleased to find that the four of us were the only passengers on the tour. The boat was lovely and of course we had plenty of space to move around. Even though the weather was raining on and off, there are a lot of space inside the cabin. After a cruise across the lake we docked at a small dock and took a 30 minute hike to a hidden lake called appropriately enough, Hidden Lake. The walk was beautiful and we learned quite a bit about the native flora and fauna. Once back on the boat we were treated to a delicious morning tea which included tea or coffee and an assortment of pastries both savory and sweet. On the way back to Te Anau, the sails were hoisted and we were able to sail home. All in all it was a lovely trip and we would do it again.

Product code: 45349P1

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