Water activity

Lake Te Anau: 3-Hour Boat Cruise with Guided Walk

Activity provider: Faith in Fiordland
Water activity

Lake Te Anau: 3-Hour Boat Cruise with Guided Walk

Activity provider: Faith in Fiordland
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From US$ 75.33 per person

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Experience an unforgettable boat cruise to Lake Te Anau on board “Faith”, an historic motor yacht. Enjoy a guided walk around the Fiordland National Park and a delicious morning or afternoon tea of canapés and drinks along the way.

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Duration 3 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Cruise Lake Te Anau on "Faith", a historic motor yacht built in 1935
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of the Hidden Lakes in Fiordland National Park
  • Learn all about the vessel from your expert crew
  • Enjoy a freshly prepared tea and indulge in complimentary drinks
Full description
Your tour will begin when you arrive at the historic wharf of Lake Te Anau 5, where you'll be greeted by your crew and welcomed aboard “Faith”. You'll then receive a personalized briefing about safety onboard the ship and what to expect during the cruise.  Once onboard, you’ll be free to roam around and your crew will offer you a drink and a chat during the 40-minute journey to the Hidden Lakes wharf. During this time, you’ll learn about the history of your cruise ship, the vessel’s journey from Scotland in the 1980s and its Royal Navy service during WW2. Upon arrival at the Hidden Lakes, experience a guided walking tour of Fiordland National Park of roughly 45 minutes, and learn about the surrounding flora and fauna from your guide. Once back at the wharf, enjoy a selection of canapés and desserts in the calm of the cove. Finally, sit back and enjoy the journey home or visit the engine room to take a turn behind the wheel.
  • Boat cruise
  • Expert crew
  • Guided walking tour
  • Morning or afternoon tea and drinks

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    Meeting point

    Meet your crew on the historic Te Anau wharf 10 minutes before your departure time. The wharf is located on the waterfront behind the visitor's center at the end of the main street.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Warm clothing
    • Waterproof camera
    • Jacket

    Know before you go

    • Kindly make any dietary requirements known in advance and they will be catered to
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 51 reviews

    Review summary

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    The boat was comfortable and the history interesting. Having a small group made getting around the boat easy and getting to know each other. The crew very professional and friendly. They made the cruise so enjoyable. The talks they gave were great a d helped us enjoy the time. Can't speak more highly of the crew.

    March 16, 2023

    One of the best tours, excursions we have ever taken. A wonderful vessel; a gorgeous lake. Adam and Paul made us feel welcome and happy to be aboard right from the start. They were entertaining and informative, and always at your disposal, without being chatty or overbearing. It was fascinating to learn about the vessel. The hike during the middle part of the excursion was a real treat. The high tea at the end of the hike was way more than we expected. A bargain really, considering all that was provided and the quality of the experience. This is a must do if you find yourself anywhere near Te Anau.

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    March 11, 2023

    Truly one of the best things we've done in our time in NZ. Captain Adam and Jacqueline were full of knowledge and so friendly, telling us history of the boat, giving some fun facts of the surrounding area during our cruise, and the boat and food were devine! Highly recommend asking to jump off the top of the boat into the refreshing waters at the dock after the nature walk! 10/10!!

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    February 15, 2023

    Product ID: 168227