Manapouri & Circle Track Transport

River Taxi
Set Departure Times / Summer Only Rates
1st of
October to 30th April
- Departs 11am & 3pm Daily & 6.30 pm
$20.00 per person return.

Departs from : Jetty at Pearl Harbour (Below Real Journeys Office)
Note: this is a scheduled service and does not require booking

On demand
1st of
October to 30th April
- Book by phoning 021925577 or at any booking office
$30.00 p.p return

$25.00 return ( 2 people or more)

Winter Water Taxi On demand
Groups - Water taxi is available over winter for groups who book in advance of at least 2 days notice. By phoning 021925577
Individuals -
We have row boat hire available on demandall year and enquiries are welcome regarding water taxi availability. By phoning 021925577

Row Boat Hire
Row Boats can be hired for day and overnight use.

Day time hire - $40.00 for 1 or 2 people & $5.00 for each extra person

Overnight Hire - from $60.00

  1. Hire Row Boats at Manapouri jetty 11am or 3pm (Oct-April)
  2. Hire Row boats at the Manapouri Store. (All year)
  3. Hire directly on demand on 021925577 (All Year)

Transport from Te Anau to Manapouri (return)

  1. Real Journeys (03) 249 7416 - departs Te Anau 8.30am
  2. Tracknett (03) 249 7777 - Departs Te Anau 8.30am
  3. Trips n Tramps (03) 7081 Mondays & Thursday's departs Te Anau 7.30am
    This service does need to be booked the night before.

Row Boats can be used for-
Fishing- Rowboats can be used for fishing in the river provided they are 100 meters from the wharf at Pearl Harbour and you hold a current fishing licence. Fishing rods & licence's can be hired from local shop

Sightseeing on river- Row boats are for use in the river only and cannot be taken onto the lake, river provides opportunities for viewing bird life, native bush and just enjoying the peace of being on the river.

To access walking track- Walking track approx 15 min row across river to track, where it can be tied to a jetty and be left waiting for your return. (See map)

*Maximum per Row Boat is 4 persons
*Life jackets supplied with all row boats& must be worn

Regards Mike & Donna

Click here for all enquiries



  • 1. Water Taxi
  • 2. Water Taxi
  • 3. Row Boat
  • 4. Jetty at start of track across the river
  • 5. Ready for a walk