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Te Anau

The township sits on the edge of Lake Te Anau, lying on the border of Fiordland National Park and Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area. Te Anau is the town that connects Queenstown to Milford Sound by road. 2 hours drive from Queenstown, the famously scenic Milford Road begins in the centre of Te Anau. Guided tours to Milford Sound depart or stop at Te Anau, and the town has over 4000 beds to offer to travelers wishing to stay the night.

Te Anau

Two of New Zealand’s great walks also start at the lake. The world renowned Milford Track starts at its northern tip, while the popular Kepler Track starts and ends at the lake’s south end, within walking distance from Te Anau town centre. The tracks offer a sense of freedom and inspiration to rival any in the world.

Lake Te Anau is the largest lake in the South Island and largest in the country by water volume getting to depths of over 400m.The lake sprawls at the feet of high rugged mountains, and during the summer the hot dry weather encourages water skiing, swimming, fishing and kayaking on the lake. During the winter, days are crisp and clear with frosty mornings and sunny days.

Te Anau is well known for its fine restaurants and has 7 days a week shopping. If you are looking for a place to stay, Te Anau has dozens of hotels, motels, backpackers, homestays and camping grounds. As the drive from Queenstown to Milford can be quite time consuming it is recommended you take a night out here.

Visitors to Te Anau have a great choice of things to do including scenic boat cruises, scenic flights, kayaking, diving, fishing, coach tours, golf, four wheel driving and hunting.

Te Anau's Wildlife Park is only 10 minutes walking distance from the Department of Conservation Visitor Centre on the Lakefront. You can view the rediscovered Takahe a flightless alpine bird, along with other unique native birds such as the Kaka, Tui, Kea and the Parakeet.

Don’t forget to check out the Te Anau Glowworm Caves - a rare example of a living cave that is still under formation. A beautiful cruise across the lake drops you off at The Grotto where a short walk and boat ride along water from a fresh water spring take you deep into the (young) 15,000 year old cave, lit by thousands of tiny bioluminescent insects.



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Featured Te Anau Events

Fiordland Kiwi Diaries - Public Talk Brahms Mini Festival St John Workplace First Aid Training Understanding Your Farming Business Mixed Media Art Exhibition
Fiordland Kiwi Diaries - Public Talk
Fiordland National Park Visitors Centre, Te Anau
Wednesday 28 February 2018
Brahms Mini Festival
Te Anau
From Thursday 1 March 2018 to Friday 2 March 2018
St John Workplace First Aid Training
Te Anau Club, Te Anau
Thursday 24 May 2018
Understanding Your Farming Business
Te Anau Golf Club, Te Anau
From Thursday 8 March 2018 to Thursday 3 May 2018
Mixed Media Art Exhibition
Fiordland Vintage Machinery Museum, Te Anau
From Saturday 31 March 2018 to Monday 2 April 2018

Te Anau News

 30 Jan 2018 

The Southland Times
Low lake levels leave Southland jet boat operation high and dry
The Southland Times
Lake Te Anau was measured at 201.3 metres above sea level, which was 90cm below its average level of 202.2 metres above sea level. Lake Manapouri was 176.7 metres above sea level, a full metre less than the average of 177.7 metres above sea level ...

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