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Te Anau | Regional Information



Te Anau is located on the eastern shore of Lake Te Anau in Fiordland. Te Anau is known as the gateway to the fiords, being the closest town to Milford Sound.


Te Anau Overview

Fiordland, New Zealand
Fiordland, New Zealand

The attractive town of Te Anau lies nestled on the edge the beautiful Lake Te Anau, with a spectacular backdrop of Mt Luxmore and the Murchison mountains.

Te Anau is the gateway to the fiords, being the closest town to Milford Sound. It is renowned as the "sightseeing and walking capital of the world" with many popular tracks starting from the surrounding area. Fiordland National Park is one of the few areas in the world that has attained World Heritage status.

Visitors to Te Anau can choose from a wide range of attractions including scenic boat cruises, scenic flights, sea kayaking, diving, fishing, coach tours, golf, four wheel driving, hunting and more. Don't forget to check out the Te Anau Glow Worm Caves - a rare example of a living cave that is still under formation.

Te Anau Highlights

  • The major tracks that can be started from the Te Anau area include: Kepler Track, Routeburn Track and Milford Track
  • Take a guided tour into the Aurora Caves system where you will see thousands of glowworms, spectacular underground waterfalls, and high ceilings - the caves are only accessible by boat
  • The Te Anau Wildlife Centre is just a short walk from downtown Te Anau and provides the unique opportunity to view some of New Zealand's rarest endangered birds
  • Don't miss out on going to Milford Sound, taking a cruise, and enjoying the scenic wonderland
  • Adventure sports such as kayaking, climbing, skydiving, jetboating and lots more is all available to try in Te Anau
Image Source: Tourism New Zealand. Fiordland National Park, Fiordland, New Zealand
Fiordland National Park
Fiordland
Photographer: Gilbert van Reenen
(www.cleangreen.co.nz)

Te Anau Accommodation

Te Anau is a popular tourist destination and offers a wide range of accommodation options:

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