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Lake Manapouri Ferry Transport

Looking for boat transport on Lake Manapouri? Tracknet provide a charter service to get you to your destination.
  • Tracknet vessel, Piopiotahi, pulled up at a beach on Lake Manapouri
  • Tracknet Manapouri Ferry parked on a beach with picturesque mountains with snow on the top in the background.
  • Looking backwards from boat to see the wake in the water and the sun setting behind the mountains on Lake Manapouri
  • View through the trees down onto the islands of Lake Manapouri
  • Looking backwards from boat to see the wake in the water and mountains in the distance on Lake Manapouri

Travel across Lake Manapouri by fast boat to begin your adventure. Our boats can carry a maximum of 12 passengers, including gear.

Our Lake Manapouri Ferry Transport is perfect for passengers joining boats in Doubtful Sound, Charter Groups, Transport to Deep Cove Hostel, Dusky Track walkers, and Contractors working at West Arm power station.

  • Manapouri to West Arm (or West Arm to Manapouri) takes approximately 1 hour.
  • Manapouri to Deep Cove (or Deep Cove to Manapouri) takes approximately 2 hours.
  • Transport from Te Anau is also available. We can provide boat transport to other destinations on Lake Manapouri and Lake Te Anau, please enquire.
  • Please contact us with your transport requirements and we can offer you a quote.

Note: Departures may be affected by weather conditions. Tracknet reserves all rights to amend departure times due to adverse weather.

Click here to make an enquiry for prices and availability for your Lake Manapouri Ferry Transport.


The Dusky Track is an 84 kilometre track that takes you through the wilds of South Western New Zealand over 8-10 days. Suitable for fit and experienced trampers, the Dusky Track can be walked from either the West Arm of Lake Manapouri or Lake Hauroko. It can also be accessed at Supper Cove by helicopter or floatplane.

For further information about walking the Dusky Track and to find out the latest track conditions, please visit the Department of Conservation's Dusky Track website.

Click here to make an enquiry for your drop off or pick up from West Arm, Lake Manapouri.


The Deep Cove hostel is an accommodation facility located at Deep Cove. This is a specially purposed facility to provide school groups and tourists the opportunity to spend time in the Fiordland environment, to enable people to be able to learn and gain a greater understanding of the unique surroundings. To get to Deep Cove, you must travel by boat across Lake Manapouri and then by vehicle by road over the Wilmot Pass. Tracknet are able to provide your transport should you need to get to Deep Cove Hostel.

For further information about Deep Cove hostel, please visit the Deep Cove Hostel website.

Click here to make an enquiry for your drop-off or pick-up from Deep Cove, Doubtful Sound.


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We can also provide private transfers or charters, please contact us for more information: