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Twin Lakes Helicopter Jet Boat Combo Tour from Te Anau

Fiordland Jet

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This is a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in Fiordland National Park - far from the crowds found elsewhere. Fiordland Jet is is the only scenic commercial operator on these waterways, which means guests can enjoy an authentic kiwi experience in a small, personalized group tour.

As a locally owned and operated business, we are taking tourism back to what it use to be - personal - and invite you to explore our beautiful home as one of the family. No rushing. No lines. Just wide open spaces and jaw dropping scenery.

This is not the typical jet boat 'ride' - this is a journey - time to explore and learn about this amazing area and its rich history all while having heaps of FUN!

What You'll Get

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Fiordland Jet, 84 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600 New Zealand

Begin your tour at our office on the Lakefront of Te Anau. Take advantage of free parking and secure storage. Get fitted for a spray coat, life jacket and if needed any cold weather gear (hats, gloves, blanket). We've got spare sunglasses and sunscreen too!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Lake Te Anau, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

Board our small passenger bus for a short 7 minute ride to the Queen's Reach boat ramp through Southland farms with commentary along the way to set the scene for the journey ahead. Meet your guide and board the jet boat with our 'easy-load' ramps before a short safety briefing.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

Travel down the Upper Waiau River by jet boat. Pause in otherworldly yet familiar places, made famous by scenes in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings, and experience a part of Fiordland that not many get to see in real life. Lose track of time, listening to the rare birdlife, spotting the Rainbow and Brown Trout in the crystal clear waters and breathing in the ancient beech forest when your guide quiets the engine for a spell to let the current take over.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Lake Manapouri, New Zealand

Arrive on the deserted shores of Lake Manapouri, experiencing a hidden world framed by solemn mountains and wild forest – far away from the roads. Fill a cup and toast the freshness of the pure, unfiltered water; disembark and explore the native bush beyond the beach to learn about the local flora and fauna.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Fiordland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park New Zealand

Jet boat back up the river for more fun, spins and stunning views. Back at the Queen's Reach Boat Ramp, the helicopter will land just steps from the jet boat. Leave the life jacket behind and buckle -up to enjoy a scenic flight around the surrounding mountains with views and scenery that rival all others. The pilot will provide commentary along the way and stop for an alpine landing to marvel at the stunning landscape of Fiordland National Park.

Duration: 20 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Helicopter portion subject to weather conditions
  • Heli occupancy subject to weight limit - please provide weights of all passengers at time of booking
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable, supportive close-toed shoes
  • Guided walk is easy and suitable for all. The walking track is well-formed
  • Sunglasses are reccomended
  • Wear warm layers/jacket in colder weather
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Local, knowledgeable Driver/Guide - interactive commentary
  • 75+ minutes of Jet Boating
  • 360' 'Hamilton spins'
  • Guided nature walk
  • 20 minute Helicopter flight - includes 1 alpine landing
  • 3 Lord of the Rings Film Locations
  • Spray Coat, Life Jacket & Cold Weather Gear (when needed)

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

3 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Fiordland Jet in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.