Travel Blogs from Manapouri, New Zealand

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Doubtful Sound cruise, Manapouri, New Zealand travel blog

Doubtful Sound cruise

A travel blog entry by rich

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... on the bus some 20 minutes later, especially when we emerged from the tunnel to much clearer skies. The road from Lake Manapouri to Doubtful Sound only opened in 1959, and before then it was virtually impossible to reach the Sound. Indeed, Captain ...

Doubtful Sound, Te Anau, Manapouri and Doubtful Sound, New Zealand travel blog

Doubtful Sound

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Weather was pelting down with rain all last night so weren't hopeful about our trip today. Got our bus to Lake Manapouri for our boat to take us over the lake to then get our bus to then take us to the next lake for us boat to Doubtful Sound. Is pretty ...

Rain, Rain, Go Away!, Manapouri, New Zealand travel blog

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

A travel blog entry by aknztrip

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... and traveling around the country for a spell. Decades ago they'd received a gift – placements adorned with pictures of New Zealand. Year after year they’d enjoyed these beautiful images, always longing to go to those places, and now they were ...

Rowing on the lake..., Manapouri, New Zealand travel blog

Rowing on the lake...

A travel blog entry by rich

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... for about an hour and a half. We had plenty of short breaks as Charlotte wasn't used to the exercise having only been in New Zealand for 5 days. I actually found it quite easy, probably because I only had my day pack this time and I've done a lot of ...

Fiordland National Park Beauty, Manapouri, New Zealand travel blog

Fiordland National Park Beauty

A travel blog entry by losbrowns

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We found our best campground yet at the Possum Lodge on the banks of Lake Manapouri. The Circle trek was the highlight, a 3-hour hike overlooking the lake and fijordland, and more training for the upcoming Milford ...

Manapouri lake (Map only), Manapouri Lake, New Zealand travel blog

Manapouri lake (Map only)

A travel blog entry by nick.furmston

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The Sounds or fiords, Manapouri, New Zealand travel blog

The Sounds or fiords

A travel blog entry by rhiannwest

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... sheltered cove and before dinner we went out on tender craft to explore some of the neighbouring coves. We were treated to more New Zealand seals ( including pups) and a small pod of Bottlenose dolphins and their calves swam along side the boat. After a ...

Manapouri, Manapouri, New Zealand travel blog

Manapouri

A travel blog entry by jag

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From Invercargill it was about a 170km drive to get to Manapouri saying goodbye to the ocean as we sped inland and upwards. Manapouri itself held very little but was in such a gorgeous setting. We stayed at quite a quirky campsite that housed its own ...

A Float in Doubtful Sound, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand travel blog

A Float in Doubtful Sound

A travel blog entry by uclajules

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... brought the"Mickey" bag (this 16 year old sample sale item has been all over the world). A small shuttle delivered us to Manapouri where we caught a trimaran (reminded us of a small Catalina Express) for a 45 min cruise across Lake Manapouri past their ...

Doubtful Sound overnight cruise, Manapouri, New Zealand travel blog

Doubtful Sound overnight cruise

A travel blog entry by joegoldston

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... commentary was both informative and a hoot.  Who knows how much of it was true?  Once across the isthmus between Lake Manapouri and Doubtful Sound, we boarded the bigger boat and began our trip over the 30 km to the Tasman Sea.  It was ...

Fiordland, Manapouri, New Zealand travel blog

Fiordland

A travel blog entry by roelandlucy

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... was simply stunning. We managed to see seals, penguins and dolphins, WOW! Best of all the day finnished with a trip around the manapouri hydro power station!! It is a huge powerstation which is all in a mountain. We drove down a 2km road into the ...

Manapouri, Manapouri, New Zealand travel blog

Manapouri

A travel blog entry by j-willi

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Doubtful "not a" Sound

A travel blog entry by yelleandjon

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... behind (the other 70 people on the ferry were all staying on one big boat) and board our 10 berth boat. As with the rest of New Zealand it wasn't very busy and we soon discovered that there were only 4 passangers on the boat... so we had loads of room. ...

Manapouri via the Southern Scenic Route, Manapouri, New Zealand travel blog

Manapouri via the Southern Scenic Route

A travel blog entry by danielandrachel

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... area. We stopped for the night at Manapouri and our campsite is on the edge of Lake Manapouri, overlooked by the Kepler Mountains. Manapouri is a small town and is the jumping off point for visits to the Doubtful Sound. Our campsite is good and a little ...

Nice surprise, Manapouri, New Zealand travel blog

Nice surprise

A travel blog entry by gilesandjane

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Stumbled upon a lovely log cabin for the ...

Headed north, Manapouri, New Zealand travel blog

Headed north

A travel blog entry by shelwar83

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Day of driving, Manapouri, New Zealand travel blog

Day of driving

A travel blog entry by becsher

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... . The rainforests were just spectacular. The road was very twisty turny as has been the case in most of the south island of New Zealand. We have found that the food is not that special and quite expensive. Kevin did have lamb today and I think it might be ...

West Arm to Deep Cove (coach), Fiordland National Park, New Zealand travel blog

West Arm to Deep Cove (coach)

A travel blog entry by sheilamarsh

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... to swim across the river with a rope and to pull the coach over!!!! The road we were travelling on was the only road in New Zealand to not be connected to anywhere else and that when it was built, they originally started from West Arm then decided to ...

Auf den Spuren von Captain Cook, Manapouri, New Zealand travel blog

Auf den Spuren von Captain Cook

A travel blog entry by cuckoesslinger

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Mittwoch, 23.12.2015 Wir machen uns heute schon um kurz nach 7 Uhr auf den Weg nach Manapuri, um an einer Tour zum Doubtful Sound teilzunehmen. Doubtful Sound ist ein Fjord im Fiordland-Nationalpark auf der Südinsel Neuseelands. Als Captain Cook zum ...

Sailing the Sound, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Sailing the Sound

A travel blog entry by dave.lau.travel

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The Stray pass we chose includes a two day trip further south to encompass Milford Sound and Invercargill/Stewart Island. Today, along with 26 others, we drove all morning to reach Te Anau for lunch, the spot in which we would purchase our boat tickets ...

Into Fiordland, Manapouri, New Zealand travel blog

Into Fiordland

A travel blog entry by pete-r

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... toward Te Anau at Five Rivers, got distracted by emerging views of the mountains as the weather cleared, and came to Manapouri instead. The lake, in sunshine with cloudy mountains beyond it, is extremely beautiful. When I went to enquire about a day ...

Fiordland -Doubtful Sound,lakes Manipouri & TeAnau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Fiordland -Doubtful Sound,lakes Manipouri & TeAnau

A travel blog entry by catherinemoldau

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The Doubtful Sound overnight cruise came highly recommended by family members and did not disappoint, in fact we were completely blown away by Fiordland. The weather, when it mattered, was spectacular; in between cruises it has been windy, showery, and ...

Manapouri to West Arm (boat), Fiordland National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Manapouri to West Arm (boat)

A travel blog entry by sheilamarsh

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... wasn't supplying the plant, then it would produce enough electricity for the whole of the South Island!!! Lake Manapouri is the second deepest lake in New Zealand (Lake Hauroko is the deepest) The boat ride takes 50 minutes, and at last I can update the ...

Doubtful sound part 1, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand travel blog

Doubtful sound part 1

A travel blog entry by ydoesburg

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... we opgehaald voor de overnight cruise op de Doubtful sounds. Samen met nog een duits en nederlands koppel werden we naar Manapouri gebracht. Daar gingen we met nog een brits en een amerikaans koppel op een catamaran-achtige ferry naar de overkant van ...

Magnificent Milford Sound, Manapouri, New Zealand travel blog

Magnificent Milford Sound

A travel blog entry by alan.kidd.522

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... the nearer the boat gets to them!!   We will attach photos which say a lot more than words! We saw New Zealand Fur seals, collected water from a mountain waterfall and also saw four rare Fjord-land Crested Penguins. The mountains are 1 mile high ...

UNREAL, Manapouri, New Zealand travel blog

UNREAL

A travel blog entry by emersonsimon

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New Zealand South Island Part 3: Into Fiordland, Manapouri, New Zealand travel blog

New Zealand South Island Part 3: Into Fiordland

A travel blog entry by catandstu

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... of the calmness of the water we got to take some amazing photos of the land being reflected in the water.            We loved our trip to the Doubtful Sound, definitely one of the New Zealand highlights!  ...

Getting to Manapouri (coach picking us up), Manapouri, New Zealand travel blog

Getting to Manapouri (coach picking us up)

A travel blog entry by sheilamarsh

... is just as well as I was only just ready in time The coach was picking up a number of people from around the hotels in Te Anau (so I knew there was a lot more of the place to discover!) and dropped us off at Manapouri to start our journey across the ...

More farms, walking lots and sounding doubtful, Manapouri, New Zealand travel blog

More farms, walking lots and sounding doubtful

A travel blog entry by darrenstrip

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... while and although my route across the lake was a bit zigzagged I enjoyed myself :) I set off on my Circle Walk around Lake Manapouri by following the tramp signs nailed to the odd tree. I set off at a fast pace, determined to beat the 3.5 hour ...

Lake Manapouri and Doubtful Sound, Lake Manapouri, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Manapouri and Doubtful Sound

A travel blog entry by aguas

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... park in Manapouri, and the next day we set off to the better known and far more visited Milford Sound. PT: Chegados a Manapouri fomos direitinhos ao porto para perguntar por viagens ao Doubtful sound (um dos maiores fiordes na Fiordland). Ficámos ...

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