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    Manapouri

    Underground Power Station

    Manapouri

Visit New Zealand’s largest hydroelectric power station, the Manapouri Underground Power Station, located deep beneath Fiordland.

The construction of this power station was one of New Zealand's greatest engineering achievements, with the majority of the work completed underground in a remote location. The only external signs are the above-ground control building, a switchyard and two sets of transmission lines that loop across the head of the lake on their way to join the national grid. 

A visit to the Manapouri Underground Power Station begins with a cruise across beautiful Lake Manapouri. You will then travel by coach down a 2km (1.2 miles) spiral tunnel to view the immense underground machine hall and learn the story behind this power station.

  • Picnic lunch options  (must be pre-ordered)
  • Te Anau coach connections depart Real Journeys Visitor Centre, Lakefront Drive only
  • Suitable for all ages

PLEASE NOTE: The Manapouri Underground Power Station is CLOSED for maintenance and the estimated re-opening date is yet to be confirmed.

Book Your Manapouri Underground Power Station

Leaving from Manapouri

Cruise Tour
Duration: 3 - 4 hrs
Season: Nov - Mar

From NZD: $81

(Adult)

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- Access to the power station may not always be possible
- Child rates apply for 5 - 14 years and infants 0 - 4 years carried free
- Manapouri Underground Power Station is CLOSED for maintenance - estimated re-opening date is yet to be confirmed

Leaving from Te Anau

Coach Cruise Tour
Duration: 5 - 6 hrs
Season: Nov - Mar

From NZD: $92

(Adult)

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Your Date of Travel

Booking Information

- Access to the power station may not always be possible
- Child rates apply for 5 - 14 years and infants 0 - 4 years carried free
- Manapouri Underground Power Station is CLOSED for maintenance - estimated re-opening date is yet to be confirmed