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Jet Boating in Upper Waiau River, Te Anau, Southland New Zealand

Grade river:
2-3
Te Anau is a small town, situated in Fiordland region, in the South Island of New Zealand.

The town lies on the eastern side of Te Anau Lake (the second largest lake of New Zealand with more than 400 m/1312 ft depth) and is literally on the border of Fiordland National Park and Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area, offering a getaway to awe-inspiring landscapes and magnificent sites of wild nature. An attraction of the area is Te Anau Glowworm Caves. It is a system of caves not fully formed (only 12,000 years old), home to thousands of glowworms.

Waiau River flows for 10 km/6 mi from Lake Te Anau to Lake Manapuri and continues its journey south for 70 km/43 mi until the Foveaux Strait. The Upper part (the one connecting the two lakes) was River Anduin in the film Lord of the Rings. It is a fast flowing river, with a rather diverse course and many rapids, and therefore ideal for jet boating lovers.

Spins, twists and turns offer the most thrilling jet boating experience. Enjoy the magnificent and wild scenery surrounding the river, as well as the thrilling feeling when passing through the numerous rapids.

Life jackets provided by the operators. Grade river: 2-3.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Queenstown
171 km (106.2 miles), 2 hours 4 min
Follow State Highway 6 and turn right onto State Highway 97.
BY CAR FROM Milford Sound
117 km (72.7 miles), 1 hour 21 min
Follow State Highway 94 and turn right onto Milford Cres.
BY CAR FROM Dunedin
290 km (180.2 miles), 3 hours 32 min
Follow State Highway 1 and continue onto State Highway 94.
BY AIR
Manapuri Airport,
15 km/9.3 miles from Te Anau

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BOOKING REQUEST
Rafting & Outdoor activities, North Island
/ Kaituna River, New Zealand, North Island

Winter/Spring 2016-2017

Oceania/South America/Europe

January – NEW ZEALAND
River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Kaituna River.

Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.

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