Beautiful lake. There are some good walks around here, but they're a little inaccessible. The Manapouri Power Station is very interesting, and is included in a tour of Doubtful Sound.
ADD TO LISTFew travelers make their way to Manapouri when visiting New Zealand, and those that do usually only make a brief stop to see the Lake Manapouri. Other destinations such as Te Anau and Queenstown may be more interesting to visit in the area. Know something about Manapouri? Help us out by adding your favorite spots to this Manapouri travel guide.
Travel Tips from people who've been to Manapouri
Manapouri is a small town right on the side of Lake Manapouri. From here, you can go on trips (e.g. Kajak) to the Doubtful Sound, a wonderful Fjord which is far more quietand less touristy than the Milford Sound. Besides there is a great café there in a former church building.
Best known as a base for trips into the beautiful Doubtful Sound. A trip on the lake in the early morning where the waether is clearing and there is fog across the mountains is a sight worth seeing, even if you don't have time for a full day cruise in the fjords..