above: view of Lake Te Anau – from Te Anau Wildlife Park

Jetboating on part of the Upper Waiau River, between Lake Te Anau and Lake Manapouri.  This section of the river is where the “River Anduin” scenes were filmed for the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

The “River Anduin” – actually, the Upper Waiau River

We travelled down to the beautiful Lake Manapouri – a glorious (very cold) day on the water.

Lake Manapouri

Luxmore Jet really looked after us on a wintry NZ day.

Other posts from our fantastic NZ South holiday are here: http://lightswimming.com/category/nz-south/.