Adventure

New Zealand is a thrill seekers paradise, and Fiordland is no exception. The best way to explore the vast landscape of the Fiordland National Park is by air, and if you want to truly experience the majestic and awe inspiring fiords, jet boating is breathtaking in every sense.

A visit to Cabot Lodge would not be complete without taking a trip along the picturesque and powerful Waiau River, which runs alongside Cathedral Peaks Station. While jet boating along the river, guests will enjoy the thrills of the twists and turns, as well as learning about the history of the area from local guides. There are also plenty of opportunities to take in the stunning surroundings captured in the Lord of the Rings movies. Guests of Cabot Lodge are also offered the opportunity to fly farther afield to Lake Hauroko, jet boating out to the coast of New Zealand (next stop Antarctica) to explore the wild beauty found on the edge of the world. Jet boating in Fiordland is the perfect balance of exhilaration and tranquility.  

Fiordland National Park is New Zealand's largest national park, and the best way to experience this exquisite landscape is from above. Soaring over the lakes and fiords, above snow capped mountains and glacier carved valleys, provides serious thrills and enables visitors to explore untouched areas of Fiordland. From above, visitors will have the chance to see hanging valleys, fly over waterfalls, land on top of mountains, and glide over mirror-like lakes. 

Guests can even tick off one of New Zealand's Great Walks, soaring over Lake Te Anau and landing atop Mount Luxmore, before taking on the downhill section of the famous Kepler Track, to receive a ‘taster’ of this New Zealand bucket list activity.

To learn more about how best to explore Fiordland, get in touch, and the team at Cabot Lodge can create an adventure-filled trip of a lifetime that will give you an authentic and unforgettable New Zealand experience.