Manapouri lies just 30 minutes south of Te Anau and the township sits on yet another large lake, Lake Manapouri. A quiet and peaceful township with just a few homes the main attraction here is to start your journey towards Doubtful Sound. Pearl Harbour is always busy with tours across Lake Manapouri and ferrying the guests to and from the overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound. It's also the supply point for the hydropower station situated on the opposite shores. The power station is the countries largest and was constructed to supply power to the Tiwai Point aluminium smelting station at Bluff.