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Manapouri Underground Power Station

PLEASE NOTE: Update as of October 2018: The Manapouri Underground Power Station is CLOSED due to ongoing maintenance work by Meridian Energy.  Therefore Real Journeys has not been granted access and is unable to run tours.  Re-opening date is yet to be confirmed, the Power Station is currently closed for an indefinite period. 

Getting there

All our Doubtful Sound experiences start in Manapouri which is around 2.5 – 3 hours from Queenstown and 30 minutes from Te Anau.

You can drive there yourself or if you’d much rather relax and let us do the driving, we offer coach connections from Te Anau.

Our coach drivers are extremely knowledgeable about the area, its history and local flora and fauna and will provide you with informative commentary along the way.

Picnic Lunch

Adult $21, Child $21 (1 Oct 2019 - 30 Sep 2020)

Fresh filled wrap, chopped fruit, muesli slice, nuts, chocolate presented in a recyclable cardboard box. Complimentary tea, coffee and water.

Deluxe Picnic Lunch

Adult $28, Child $28 (1 Oct 2019 - 30 Sep 2020)

Fresh filled wrap, ham & cheese croissant, chopped fruit with yogurt, cheese and crackers, muesli slice, nuts, chocolate served in a recyclable cardboard lunch box.
Complimentary tea, coffee and water.

Please note: If you require a vegetarian lunch, or if you have any special dietary needs please add this into the comments box during the booking process. Please order your lunch when you make your booking. Lunches to be picked up at the Manapouri Visitor Centre prior to boarding the vessel. Lunch menus are indicative only.

What to bring

Shoes/boots (non-slip), waterproof jacket, warm sweater/fleece jacket, sunscreen/ sunglasses, insect repellent and camera.


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