FAQs

Q. How long is the trip?

A. The trips depart Manapouri at 0930 Day 1 and in summer return Day 2 by 1200 mid-day; in winter the trip is longer returning to Manapouri after 1700 (5pm).

Q. Do you operate all year round?

A. Yes. In summer we go 7 days a week from 1st Nov – 31st Mar. In winter we operate Mon, Wed and Sat nights only. (1st Apr – 31st Oct)

Q. How far is Manapouri from Queenstown?

A. Allow 2 1/4  – 2 1/2 hrs driving time.

Q. How far from Te Anau?

A. About 15 – 20 minutes driving time.

Q. Are there car parking facilities in Manapouri?

A. Yes. A public car park is available above the departure point. This is not a secure parking area but rarely have there been issues.