"the best jetboat ride ever"


Luxmore Jet operates scenic jetboat tours on the Upper Waiau River which flows between Lake Te Anau and beautiful Lake Manapouri.  


Our jetboating excursions explore the untouched wilderness in the heart of Fiordland National Park a World Heritage Area in the South Island of New Zealand.


During the one hour jetboating experience your driver tells you about the history and geography of the area and points out many of the landmarks.      


The Luxmore Jet tour includes 3 actual Lord of the Rings film locations of the River Anduin. 


On the return journey we stop to maybe see both rainbow and brown trout in the deep clear pools of the river.

Duration:  Minimum of 1 hour in jetboat, allow 90 minutes including transfers.
Departure Times: October to April 11am 2pm 4pm May to September 11am 2pm 
Price:  NZ $120 per adult / NZ $60 per child (5 - 15 inclusive) under 5 years free.



We also offer a jetboat and guided hike combo on the Kepler Track, one of 9 Great Walks for tramping in New Zealand.  A Fly and Boat combo with the Wings and Water floatplane and a Lord of the Rings Helijet with Southern Lakes Helicopters.


 Our tours depart from Te Anau the gateway to both Milford Sound and  Doubtful Sound.


Te Anau is a 2 hour drive from Queenstown a 2 hour drive from Invercargill and a 4 hour drive from Dunedin.


Departure times:  11am, 2pm and 4pm October to April and 11am and 2pm May to September.


We also provide Fishermans transport along the Upper Waiau River for anglers wishing to access those otherwise inaccessible fishing spots. 


This operation is a showcase for the industry.

Boats and equipment in as new condition, a credit to the owner.

This operator is a leader in the industry in the way he keeps his gear and runs the operation.

Its a pity other operators are not up to the same standard.

Marty Black

Safety Auditor Adventure Tourism (Jetboating)

Maritime New Zealand


Location: Lakefront Drive, Te Anau
Phone: + 64 3 249 6951
Call Free: 0800 253 826

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