About Cruise Te Anau

Welcome to Cruise Te Anau, owned and operated by myself, Peter Kirker.

Born & Breed in Invercargill I have spent many years holidaying in Te Anau where we had a holiday home.

In 2004 I decided to have a change, moving to Te Anau to setup Cruise Te Anau.

Like most Kiwis I have a love of the land and this special Fiordland area in particular.  Now I get to cruise this incredible lake regularly and I invite you to share my passion and knowledge on a cruise that is simply unique ~ you will be treated like visiting friends and I will look forward to showing you some of the secret corners of Lake Te Anau and the South Fiord.

Our motto…..”Arrive as Strangers – Depart as Friends

MV Carousel

I found Carousel in Tauranga where she had been built in 1967/68 and spent many years as a charter & game fishing vessel working out of Tauranga & Murcury Bay in the Coromandel.

We had our first adventure steaming the vessel from Tauranga to Bluff, this is about the same distance as Tasmania to Bluff. Carousel was loaded onto a trailer & travelled by road for the last leg of her journey to Lake Te Anau

I’m happy to share more about our journey to get the vessel here, just ask me when your are on our cruise if you are interested.