Water activity

Lake Te Anau: 3-Hour Boat Cruise with Guided Walk

Activity provider: Faith in Fiordland
Water activity

Lake Te Anau: 3-Hour Boat Cruise with Guided Walk

Activity provider: Faith in Fiordland
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From US$ 74.44 per person

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Experience an unforgettable boat cruise to Lake Te Anau on board “Faith”, an historic motor yacht. Enjoy a guided walk around the Fiordland National Park and a delicious morning or afternoon tea of canapés and drinks along the way.

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Duration 3 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Cruise Lake Te Anau on "Faith", a historic motor yacht built in 1935
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of the Hidden Lakes in Fiordland National Park
  • Learn all about the vessel from your expert crew
  • Enjoy a freshly prepared tea and indulge in complimentary drinks
Full description
Your tour will begin when you arrive at the historic wharf of Lake Te Anau 5, where you'll be greeted by your crew and welcomed aboard “Faith”. You'll then receive a personalized briefing about safety onboard the ship and what to expect during the cruise.  Once onboard, you’ll be free to roam around and your crew will offer you a drink and a chat during the 40-minute journey to the Hidden Lakes wharf. During this time, you’ll learn about the history of your cruise ship, the vessel’s journey from Scotland in the 1980s and its Royal Navy service during WW2. Upon arrival at the Hidden Lakes, experience a guided walking tour of Fiordland National Park of roughly 45 minutes, and learn about the surrounding flora and fauna from your guide. Once back at the wharf, enjoy a selection of canapés and desserts in the calm of the cove. Finally, sit back and enjoy the journey home or visit the engine room to take a turn behind the wheel.
  • Boat cruise
  • Expert crew
  • Guided walking tour
  • Morning or afternoon tea and drinks

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    Meeting point

    Meet your crew on the historic Te Anau wharf 10 minutes before your departure time. The wharf is located on the waterfront behind the visitor's center at the end of the main street.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Warm clothing
    • Waterproof camera
    • Jacket

    Know before you go

    • Kindly make any dietary requirements known in advance and they will be catered to
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 46 reviews

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    We did an afternoon trip with Capt. Paul and Ginny leading the walk and absolutely loved this experience. We were made to feel very welcome on board this beautiful old boat ‘Faith’, and given plenty of information about the how the afternoon would unfold. We were offered drinks and invited to explore the boat and ask as many questions as we wanted to. The captain filled us in on the history of the boat and after about 45 minutes cruising, Ginny lead us on a short walk (15 mins each way) to the Hidden Lake, stopping to tell us about some of the flora and fauna along the way. All fascinating. Once back on board, a delicious afternoon tea was served (more tea/wine/beer) and we returned to Te Anau with the sails aloft for a while. We were also given the opportunity to take the helm - what a wonderful experience! We can’t recommend this trip highly enough, especially if you like a historic motor yacht, a yummy tea and pleasant relaxed company. Paula & Paul

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    March 25, 2023

    Organizers, captain and crew were amazing. The interaction with a small group tour was excellent. We all got to know each other and helped man the boat. To take a trip like that on a heritage boat was top notch. Then to visit such a special place with all the knowledge the tour guide had on our short walk to the hidden lakes was the icing on top of the cake.. which reminds me of the drinks and afternoon tea we had given to us on the return trip. This is a must do trip..

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    March 25, 2023

    Very friendly and well-informed staff. Had a wonderful afternoon on board Faith. The history of the boat is intriguing! The walk to Hidden Lakes was beautiful and we were given lots of helpful information about the flora and fauna of the area. I'm very happy I chose this activity as it was excellent!

    March 25, 2023

    Product ID: 168227