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Such a Pretty Lake

We stopped in to Manapouri Lake to have a look at the area before going on to Te Anau. The views... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Anita T
Forster, Australia
Beautiful Lake

Visited on Wednesday 3rd May. We called into Lake Manapouri and the lake was beautiful but decided... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2018
Caloundra, Australia
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Manapouri, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in to Manapouri Lake to have a look at the area before going on to Te Anau. The views over the lake a just magic. The majestic snow capped mountains and the beautifully clear lake water just makes for a picture perfect spot....More

Thank Anita T
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Visited on Wednesday 3rd May. We called into Lake Manapouri and the lake was beautiful but decided to drive further to Te Anau to stop the night. As you enter town there is a viewing platform where you can stop and take in the view...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

Worth visiting the museum explain the hydro electric project on the lake. Boat ride is very peaceful

Reviewed 5 June 2018

Most people will skip Manapouri unless they are going to Doubtful Sound. Theres not much to do except walk on the beach front. Its quiet and peaceful and the water is so clear and green. Not even a single ripple, very serene. Beautiful scenery with...More

Thank itcheetam
Reviewed 1 May 2018

We drove to Manapouri from Te Anau and found out that the lake was quiet, peaceful and not as touristy as Te Anau. It was a sunny day so we stopped by a cafe, bought lunch and had lunch by the lake. The view of...More

1  Thank Penrapee R
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Manapouri Lake is a must if you are doing a Doubtful Sound cruise. The 45 minute ferry is easy and the water is not too rough. During the trip, you have great views of the mountains to the south, which were snow covered during our...More

Thank Matthew D
Reviewed 14 March 2018

We greeted in the new year 2018 at Manapouri spending some time on the shores of this beautiful lake. Not crowded at all and was serene. Loved it.

Thank Travel3652
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Lots going on here but nice just to spend time relaxing also. The town has plenty to offer too and tourist information helpful.

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Sadly, on the day we visited there was a severe weather warning in place so you couldn’t see a huge amount but the bits you could see were nice.

Thank AnanB
Reviewed 14 February 2018

The title says it all - beautiful lake and beautiful mountains. Few people there on a Sunday in high summer.

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Donna S
12 March 2018|
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Response from got2bebiking | Reviewed this property |
You might contact a company called Real Journeys.....they might know. Te Anau is the closest option I know, but Real Journeys would probably have the best advice