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Manapouri Power Station at West Arm

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Manapouri Underground Power Station

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 re-opening date is to be confirmed.

Manapouri Power Station Tour

Leaving from Manapouri


Cruise

Tour

Season: Nov - Mar

Duration: 3 - 4 hrs

Please Note:

CLOSED for maintenance - date for re-opening to be confirmed

From $81
(Adult)

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Manapouri Power Station Tour

Leaving from Te Anau


Coach

Cruise

Tour

Season: Nov - Mar

Duration: 5 - 6 hrs

Please Note:

CLOSED for maintenance - date for re-opening to be confirmed

From $92
(Adult)

Choose Date