DAY Trip

Lake to Lake

up to 5 hours

Easy

from $85pp

Take relaxing ride from the edge of Lake Te Anau, along the banks of the Waiau River to the stunning Lake Manapouri, with transport back to Te Anau, or ride both ways.

Highlights

  • Explore the Te Anau Birdlife park, home to the rare, native Takahe
  • Enjoy a picnic looking over the beautiful Waiau River
  • Stop for a moment to appreciate the birdsong
  • Start your day in Te Anau, finish in the beautiful Manapouri Township
  • Enjoy lunch at The Church, a great place for a beer, lunch or just a quick coffee.
  • Explore Manapouri and the shores of one of NZ’s truly beautiful lakes
  • Get a ride back in our comfortable minivan to Te Anau in the afternoon

*Bookings essential.
*’Shuttle only’ options available

Is this ride for me?

If you’re looking for away to spend a day around the edges of the Fiordland National Park, taking in the sights on a scenic trail, then this is the ride for you. 

Be sure to bring

  • Day bag
  • Water
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen + insect repellent
  • Sunglasses
  • Sturdy footwear
  • Windbreaker jacket

Pricing and Options

Below is our standard pricing for this trip, including bike hire and shuttle transport.

Talk to us about your specific requirements – whether you want to hire eBikes, get extra support, or add a picnic lunch, we can make it happen

Trips

from $85pp

Day 1

Lake 2 Lake Cycle Trail

Lake 2 Lake Cycle Trail

Ride from Te Anau to Manapouri along the Lake 2 Lake Cycle Trail.
32kms each way, the Lake 2 Lake trail winds its way along the shores of Lake Te Anau before heading south down the world famous Waiau River. One of the most beautiful cycle trails in Southland with epic Fiordland Scenery.
Finish in the Manapouri Township beside Lake Manapouri and take in the scenery.
We recommend lunch at The Church, an old church building beautifully converted in to a restaurant/bar.
Spend the afternoon exploring Manapouri and catch the shuttle transfer back to Te Anau, or make your way back home along the trail back to Te Anau.
32kms each way, grade 1-2.
Please note there are quite a few rolling hills along the trail. It is far from a flat cycle trail. Ebikes are recommended if you do not wish to get a workout and your heart rate up.
*There is a 3.6km section beside the road. This section is not on the road, but beside it on a gravel shoulder built specifically for bikes.

Transport Manapouri to Te Anau

Transport Manapouri to Te Anau

Transport from "The Church" Restaurant in Manapouri back to Te Anau.
Please note that pick up times will vary depending on the day. We will inform you of the best time to leave Te Anau so you're not rushing to get there in time.

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