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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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 ...

A wonderful cruise through Doubtful Sound, Manapouri, New Zealand travel blog

A wonderful cruise through Doubtful Sound

A travel blog entry by steffen102

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... of action ;-). A few minutes after 12pm I and several other tourists boarded a small ship taking us across Lake Manapouri, New Zealand’s fifth largest lake. This first boat ride was already a delight with nice views on the lake and surrounding ...

Headed north, Manapouri, New Zealand travel blog

Headed north

A travel blog entry by shelwar83

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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 ...

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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Man Vs Beast, Manapouri, New Zealand travel blog

Man Vs Beast

A travel blog entry by paulleck1975

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... the edge of another lake. I'm not yet quite managing to see the full extremes, Te Anau lake is the second largest and Manapouri is the second deepest. I managed to cram everything I needed into my shiny 50l bag and strapped the tent to the outside and ...

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 ...

Fiordland 1 - Milford Sound, Manapouri, New Zealand travel blog

Fiordland 1 - Milford Sound

A travel blog entry by john2112

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... must have run out of superlatives in describing the veritable feast of visual delights we had already witnessed during our travels around New Zealand. Arriving in Fiordland on the South West Coast of South Island we had to think again.   Lake ...

Doubtful Sounds!, Manapouri, New Zealand travel blog

Doubtful Sounds!

A travel blog entry by liammichelle

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... did some more fishing on Supply Bay. Unfortunately it was lacking in supply of fish! Our hostel provided a fantastic lookout over Lake Manapouri and a good location to watch for a perfect sunset. We've a good five hour drive ahead of us to ...

American Stir Fry, Manapouri, New Zealand travel blog

American Stir Fry

A travel blog entry by paulleck1975

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... track, from Rainbow Reach (the point we got to last time) on to see a couple of the huts in a few more bays around Lake Manapouri. It was a gloriously sunny day and the lake was perfect for a paddle. Actually it was perfect for a swim, wish I'd dived in ...

Doubtful Sound the best no doubt!, Manapouri, New Zealand travel blog

Doubtful Sound the best no doubt!

A travel blog entry by alan.kidd.522

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... been installed. Only 8 people work on the site as it is remotely controlled. Security was very low key.It is New Zealand's biggest engineering project and was constructed to supply electricity to the aluminium smelting works in Bluff on the very tip of ...

Driving Day, Lake Manapouri, New Zealand travel blog

Driving Day

A travel blog entry by jennandpaul

Not much to report this day -- had to cover some kms.  Did pass through Queenstown to book some adrenaline activities in a few days time and snuck in a quick bite at the NZ famous Fergburger. ...

And for our 100th posting..., Manapouri, New Zealand travel blog

And for our 100th posting...

A travel blog entry by lyndshane

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... with an hour-long boat ride across Lake Manapouri, followed by a brief tour of the area`s underground hydropower power station [New Zealand`s largest (850MW), producing 14% of the South Island`s power], a bus ride over the Wilmot Pass to the harbour ...

Lake Manapouri, Manapouri, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Manapouri

A travel blog entry by garyandjenny

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... got to Manapouri. We have started to become really good at home cooking now and made another tasty dinner in the camping kitchen. Manapouri Lake is big and beautiful. We did the short hike from Fraser beach to Pearl Harbour along the lakeside and took it ...

Wind and the sails., Manapouri, New Zealand travel blog

Wind and the sails.

A travel blog entry by al-lucy-lost

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... a couple of Texan guys. Then we set off in convoy.... We stop at a small town on the edge of the sound called Manapouri, right in Fiordland and its beautiful....breathtaking in fact. As it's David's birthday we head out for steak....amazing! The following ...

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