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Cruise Te Anau Discovery Cruise


Join Cruise Te Anau for a boutique 3 hour Discovery Cruise to the beautiful & tranquil South Fiord of Lake Te Anau where you will view spectacular mountains & breath taking scenery.


  • Boutique cruising experience
  • Explore the majestic Fiordland rain forest
  • Complementary tea/coffee

Experience first hand the Fiordland rain forest when we disembark for a unique guided nature walk, only accessible by boat, to discover the beautiful Hidden Lakes.

On your return to the boat relax and enjoy a complementary tea/coffee, along with a homemade muffin, while taking in the ever-changing natural Tranquillity and serenity before we make our way back to Te Anau.

Our boutique cruises have a maximum of 12 people so you can enjoy a personal cruise into the remoteness of the Fiordland National Park, a world heritage area, where unspoilt scenery will amaze you.

Lake Te Anau has unique geographic features, the 3 'Arms' of the Lake which extend on the Western side are in fact Inland Fiords, these Fiords are possibly the only Freshwater Inland Fiords in the world.

Join us to learn more about the unique Fiords of Lake Te Anau.

Adult $105.00
Child $35.00

What's included

  • 3 Hour cruise
  • Interesting commentary
  • Complementary tea/coffee


  • Allow approximately 3 hours for the whole experience

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.


  • Please Note: A minimum of 2 guests are required for the cruise to operate. If you are booking for 1 person please continue to book & you will be contacted direct by Cruise Te Anau to confirm or waitlist. Don't forget to include a contact phone number.

Available Bookings from 26 May to 01 Jun 2022

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Thu 26 May
Fri 27 May
Sat 28 May
Sun 29 May
Mon 30 May
Tue 31 May
Wed 1 Jun

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  • Adult$105.00
  • Child$35.00

  • Adult$105.00
  • Child$35.00

  • Adult$105.00
  • Child$35.00

  • Adult$105.00
  • Child$35.00

  • Adult$105.00
  • Child$35.00

  • Adult$105.00
  • Child$35.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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heatherm6 from New Zealand wrote on 14 July 2020


Peter really is amazing. He asked if we wanted to swap days because it was meant to rain. However we needed to leave the next day so decided against it. Even though we had light to moderate rain, it was AMAZING. Picturesque views, waterfalls, mountains and a very knowledgeable guide. What more could you ask for?!

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Sue O Callaghan from Ireland wrote on 06 January 2020

Lovely day out!

Had a beautiful trip out with Peter on Saturday afternoon,we saw some beautiful parts of the rainforest and Peter was so informative on the wildlife & plants,would highly recommend his trip and the cakes and tea/coffee were yummy!!

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From Cruise Te Anau Discovery Cruise

Thanks Sue, it was great to meet you & Chris & share some of my backyard. I'm please you enjoyed the cruise & nature walk with our special 'Irish Kiwi' I like to make the our cruises personal & relaxed, we meet as strangers & part as friends. All the best for you travels & hopefully we'll meet again. Peter - Cruise Te Anau.

Kosie from New Zealand wrote on 09 January 2020

A must do in Te Anau

When Peter noticed that weather may prevent the cruise, he sentan email suggesting an alternative. The day was perfect, the cruise well managed and his knowledge is just great. We highly recommend spending the time to take in everything that Lake Te Anau offers on this cruise and not another.

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From Cruise Te Anau Discovery Cruise

Thank you Kosie for you review of our Discovery Cruise, it was great to meet you & Greta. I'm please you where able to change the day as I would prefer to offer you an alternative than take you on a day when the weather is not good. All the best for you new life in the south & hope we will meet again. Peter - Cruise Te Anau.

Rosanna Conner from New Zealand wrote on 10 May 2022

Great Day out

Great day trip,our guide for the day Peter was really friendly .Great variety of experiences with the boat rtr and then the walk to Hidden Lakes .we had actually booked a more expensive fancy trip which got cancelled last min so we booked this one …absoutely no regrets .

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kipa from New Zealand wrote on 04 March 2022

A Perfect Day

A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon. Peter was a brilliant host, the hot cup of coffee and the warm blueberry muffin topped off the perfect day!

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From Cruise Te Anau Discovery Cruise

Great to meet you yesterday Collette & thank you for your review . Yes it was an enjoyable afternoon, you couldn't have picked a more perfect day. Thanks again for joining us & safe travels for the rest of you holiday. Regards: Peter - Cruise Te Anau


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