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Manapouri

Manapouri Township, the gateway to both Doubtful Sound and Dusky Sound, is a 20 minute drive from Te Anau, the hub of Fiordland. The township, with a permanent population of 400, is situated on the pristine shores of its namesake, Lake Manapouri, a popular destination during the summer months when visitors come to soak up the sunshine and calm waters.

Few lakes are more beautiful and mysterious than Lake Manapouri, which is often referred to as the loveliest of all of New Zealand's many lakes. There can be no doubting Lake Manapouri's unique beauty, fully revealed and appreciated by taking a trip on the lake itself, past untouched bush clad islands beneath the spectacular Cathedral Mountains. Thirty-five wooded islands dot the lake, and the shoreline extends for 157 km, covered by lush rainforest interspaced with lovely beaches. Take a scenic cruise or experience the coves, bays and islands at your own pace kayaking on the crystal clear waters.

The name Manapouri is a corruption of Manawapora ("sorrowful heart"), a Maori name mistakenly given to Manapouri by an early European cartographer, the original Manawapora is now called North Mavora Lake and lies to the north-east. The ancient Maori name was Roto-ua (Rainy Lake), but it later became Moturau, literally meaning "many islands".

Today, launches, boats, yachts and kayaks are regularly seen on all parts of the lake carrying both tourist and private parties on their various excursions and adventures. Boats are moored at Pearl Harbour, the lake's outlet into the Waiau River, which can be crossed to access to some of the local walks.

Those who have come to know this extraordinary lake greatly value the seclusion and pristine atmosphere to be found in its many arms and bays.



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 17 Apr 2018 

The Southland Times
Southlanders named as finalists in the New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards
The Southland Times
The Fiordland Trails Trust, which has developed the Lake2Lake Te Anau to Manapouri multi-use trail, was also named a finalist in the Community Impact award section, alongside the Shift Foundation and Special Olympics New Zealand's 2017 National Summer ...

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Classic CottageClassic Cottage - Cottage, Holiday Home.

Excellent quality budget accommodation, moments walk to the lake with and stunning Fiordland mountain views.

Doubtful Sound and Dusky Sound Helicopter Flight from Te AnauDoubtful Sound and Dusky Sound Helicopter Flight from Te Anau - Helicopter Tour - Te Anau. Starting from $1108.13 per person.

This scenic flight visits both Doubtful Sound and Dusky Sound. Two of Fourteen beautiful Fiords within the Fiordland...

 

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