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Manapouri

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Manapouri is a small town in Southland / Fiordland, in the southwest corner of the South Island, in New Zealand. Located at the edge of the Fiordland National Park, on the eastern shore of Lake Manapouri, close to its outflow into the Waiau River, tourist boat services are based in the town.Manapouri Township is a 20 minutes drive from Te Anau. It is the gateway to both Doubtful Sound and Dusky Sound and the starting point for many local walking tracks. It is a popular tourist destination, particularly during the summer months. The massive Manapouri Hydroelectric Power Station is located on West Arm of Lake Manapouri, with most of the electricity generated serving the Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter. Manapouri Township is the westernmost municipality in New Zealand.FacilitiesCommercial services include a petrol station/garage, art gallery, cafes, shops, bars as well as overnight hotel, motel and motor camp accommodations. There are several tourist boat excursions based in Manapouri to service the Fiordland Sounds to fishing charters and boat hire. An excursion originating at Pearl Harbour takes tourists across Lake Manapouri to view the underground hydroelectric facility.
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