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Family and child friendly boat trips on Lake Te Anau, Fiordland

Cruise Te Anau - Fiord Discovery Cruise

Family and child friendly boat trips on Lake Te Anau, Fiordland

Discover South Fiord, Lake Te Anau!
Leave the crowds behind, bring the family aboard and explore Lake Te Anau with your own knowledgeable local guide and get truly close to nature. Three hour cruises depart regularly, your guide will take you to hidden corners of NZ’s second largest lake and exploring on a gentle bush/nature walk to the hidden lakes. There’s nothing quite like life on the water on this personalised tour (maximum 12 passengers) and when the lake is in stunning Fiordland the experience is unforgettable! See our website for cruise, jet boat and float plane combination adventures.
About the Vessel
“Motor Vessel Carousel” is a classic handcrafted 45 foot (13 metre) carvel planked kauri motor vessel built and equipped to strict New Zealand Marine Department specifications.  On-board facilities include shower, toilet, hot & cold pressure water, fridge/freezer, and full cooking facilities, as well as accommodation for 8 guests.

Scenic Cruise on Lake Te Anau – 3 hours
'Discovery Cruise' & Nature Walk

Cruise and explore some of Lake Te Anau's 516 kms of usually inaccessible shoreline on a friendly and family owned cruise.
Join “Cruise Te Anau” for a 3 hour Discovery Cruise to the beautiful & tranquil South Fiord of Lake Te Anau where you will view spectacular mountains & breath taking scenery.  Experience the Fiordland rain forest when we disembark for a gentle guided nature walk to discover the Hidden Lakes.

On your return to the boat relax and enjoy a complimentary tea/coffee, along with a homemade muffin, while taking in the ever-changing natural Tranquillity and serenity before we make our way back to Te Anau.  Our boutique cruises have a maximum of 12 people so you can enjoy a personal cruise into the remoteness of the Fiordland National Park, a world heritage area, where unspoilt scenery will amaze you. 
To book or for more information click >>

Departs: Lake Te Anau waterfront, main wharf
Times: 1pm
Price: Adult $130, Child $55 (child is 5-14 years) Under 5s are FREE.

DEAL: one child goes free with every paying adult when you mention Kidz Go!

Other Cruise Options


Cruise the beautiful bays, beech forest and secret spots around Te Anau while enjoying the million dollar views from the lake.
Bay Cruise: one hour Bay Cruise – departs daily at 11am.  Adult $65, Child $35. 
To book or for more information click here >>

Phone 03 249 8005 or 027 432 5029 for more information, and don't forget to tell 'em you saw it on Kidz Go!


Map of New Zealand
  • Central Otago
  • Auckland
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Christchurch
  • Dunedin
  • Coromandel
  • Gisborne
  • Fiordland
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Manawatu
  • Northland
  • North Canterbury
  • Queenstown
  • South Canterbury
  • Taranaki
  • Southland
  • Taupo
  • Wanaka
  • Waikato
  • Wellington
  • West Coast
  • Whangarei
  • Bay of Islands
  • Tauranga
  • Gisborne
  • Hamilton
  • Napier
  • Kapiti
  • Palmerston North
  • Whanganui
  • New Plymouth
  • Arrowtown
  • Te Anau
  • Akaroa
  • Ashburton
  • Hanmer
  • Kaikoura
  • Methven
  • Mt Cook
  • Oamaru
  • Tekapo
  • Timaru
  • Abel Tasman
  • Motueka
  • Nelson Lakes
  • Blenheim
  • Picton
  • Catlins
  • Gore
  • Stewart Island
  • Central Plateau
  • Invercargill
  • Cromwell
  • Greymouth
  • Hokitika
  • Westport
  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…


New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!


Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.


With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.


With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.


Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!


Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.