A warm welcome to Manapouri - Fiordland, New Zealand. Situated 20 km's from Te Anau, Manapouri township lies nestled against the shores of Lake Manapouri and the banks of the Waiau River.

Manapouri is the departure point for Doubtful Sound activities and cruises, and the Manapouri walking tracks.

Across the Waiau River lies the Manapouri Track which provides a variety walking options from 4 hr hikes to overnight or multiple-day walks.

Access to these walks on the Manapouri Track is by River Water Taxi crossings.

Make your bookings...


Call 0800 456 457 or email us to enquire about crossings from 8th April 2024 - October 2024."

To make your Manapouri walking tracks river crossing bookings, you can call us on 0800 456 457 or +64 3 249 7777 or email: info@adventuremanapouri.co.nz or book online.

We accept cash or eftpos/visa/mastercard payment at the Adventure Manapouri Track River Crossings Sign - at the Pearl Harbour Jetty in Manapouri.

Manapouri River Taxi Fare and Timetable

November 2023 to 7 April 2024

10:00am – Scheduled $15.00pp, each way

11:00am – Scheduled $15.00pp, each way

3:00pm – Scheduled $15.00pp, each way

4:00pm – Scheduled $15.00pp, each way

8 April 2024 to 31 October 2024

On Demand, bookings essential, subject to skipper availability, $15.00pp, each way

On Demand and group departures by pre-arrangement, subject to availability.

Manapouri has a population of around 300 people, with a general store with postal services, cafe, garage, motel and restaurant plus a variety of other accommodation.

The Lake is the second deepest in New Zealand at 444 meters and contains 33 small islands, it is known to be one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, framed by the Cathedral Mountain Range and edged in native bush.

Another claim to fame for the area is 'Pearl Harbour' on the edge of the Waiau River, this is the departure point for activities in Doubtful Sound and the West Arm Power Station. Visitors come for a drive just to have their photos taken with the sign 'Pearl Harbour'.

Frasers beach along the edge of the Lake provides excellent swimming, sunbathing or a stroll through the walkways of native bush behind the beach.

Manapouri is the ideal location for those looking for a peaceful relaxed holiday, but still accessible to all Fiordland activities without being in the middle of the busier “Tourism area”.

Come and visit us and make a booking for your trip across the river, You can book your same day return Manapouri River Taxi ONLINE - right now. Just click here