This small township in the South Island enjoys a spectacular setting on the shores of Lake Manapouri. Wooded islands, a bush-covered shoreline and the backdrop of the Kepler Mountains make the lake particularly beautiful. Manapouri‚Äôs economy is based on tourism and hydro-electric power generation, and the huge Manapouri Power Station makes an interesting excursion.

The town is an ideal base for trips into the magnificent wilderness of Fiordland. Day and overnight excursions to Doubtful Sound depart from Manapouri.