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Te Anau

Te Anau in Fiordland, New Zealand is an ideal base for exploring the Fiordland region. An attractive resort town and holiday destination, Te Anau is just twenty minutes drive from picturesque Lake Manapouri. more

Te Anau township in Fiordland, New Zealand lies at the base of Mt Luxmore and the Murchison mountain range. It boarders Lake Te Anau which is the largest lake in the South Island (depths of over 400m) and the second largest in New Zealand.

Te Anau is the main gateway to the fiords, Fiordland National Park and Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area. The town is located between Queenstown to Milford Sound. By road it’s a 2 hour drive from Queenstown and about 2 ½ hours from Milford Sound. Regular guided tours to Milford Sound depart from Te Anau. Other than by car or motorhome, transport to Te Anua is via regular scheduled coach services.

The weather in Te Anau in winter is cold with frosty mornings and clear days. Rain is reasonably common and occasional snow. Summer weather is generally hot and dry with temperatures averaging about 20 degrees celcius.

A wide range of accommodation are available and the area boasts about 4,000 beds from hotels, lodges, motels, homestyle bed and breakfast through to backpacker, budget and holiday park accommodation. Travellers are advised to book in during the summer months December, January and February as accommodation is likely to be in high demand.

Te Anau is a tourist town and as such caters for visitors seven days a week. There is a variety of local cafes, takeaway outlets, restaurants and shops. Other normal services include banks, service stations for fuel, medical centre and Te Anau rental car hire.

Two of New Zealand’s great walks also start at Lake Te Anau. The world renowned Milford Track starts at its northern point, while the popular Kelper Track starts and ends at the lake’s south end which is an easy walk from Te Anau town centre.

Visitors to Te Anau have a good choice of things to do and see walks, tramping, scenic flights, boat cruises, kayaking, fishing, golf, tours and more. Be sure to visit the Te Anau Glowworm Caves. This is a rare example of a living cave that is still under formation. A lovely cruise across the lake drops you off at a place called The Grotto where a short walk and boat ride takes you deep into the 15,000 year old cave, lit by thousands of tiny Glowworm insects.

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Fiordland Tamatea Adventure

From: Wed 23rd Oct 2019

Join us on our Conservation Adventure as we explore the remote fiord of Dusky Sound on board our 27m expedition vessel Flightless - all profit will go towards the Tamatea project. The Tamatea/Dusky Sound restoration ...

Where: Fiordland National Park, Te Anau, Fiordland
Address: SH 95, Te Anau, Fiordland

From: 10:00am on Wednesday 23rd October 2019
To: 1:00pm on Sunday 27th October 2019

Fiordland Captain Cook/ Tuia250 Adventure

From: Sat 26th Oct 2019

Join us on our History Adventure as we explore the remote fiord of Dusky Sound on board our 27m expedition vessel M.V. Flightless for a very special commemoration. This year marks the anniversary of the arrival of ...

Where: Fiordland National Park, Te Anau, Fiordland
Address: SH 95, Te Anau, Fiordland

From: 10:00am on Saturday 26th October 2019
To: 1:00pm on Thursday 31st October 2019

Multi Media Art Exhibition

From: Sat 26th Oct 2019

The Fiordland Arts Society is delighted to host its 38th annual multi media art exhibition, at Labour Weekend (25-28 October, 2019), in the Fiordland Community Events Centre, 20-22 Luxmore Drive, Te Anau. The ...

Where: Fiordland Community Events Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland
Address: 20-22 Luxmore Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland

From: 10:00am on Saturday 26th October 2019
To: 3:00pm on Monday 28th October 2019

Fiordland Wilderness Adventure

From: Tue 5th Nov 2019

Join us on our Fiordland Wilderness Adventure as we explore the remote fiords of Dusky and Breaksea Sound on board our 27m expedition vessel Flightless. It's all about exploring so there'll be plenty of time to kayak, ...

Where: Fiordland National Park, Te Anau, Fiordland
Address: SH 95, Te Anau, Fiordland

From: 10:00am on Tuesday 5th November 2019
To: 1:00pm on Saturday 9th November 2019

Pure Blue Tamatea Adventure

From: Wed 13th Nov 2019

Join LegaSEA, Ghost Fishing and ourselves in support of our underwater Conservation Adventure as we explore the remote fiord of Dusky Sound on board our 27m expedition vessel Flightless - all profit will go towards the ...

Where: Fiordland National Park, Te Anau, Fiordland
Address: SH 95, Te Anau, Fiordland

From: 10:00am on Wednesday 13th November 2019
To: 1:00pm on Saturday 16th November 2019

Fiordland Seafood Adventure

From: Thu 28th Nov 2019

It's all about seafood.. Explore Dusky Sound with local food legend Fleur Sutherland, students and teachers from Otago Polytechnic Central Campus and us, as spring arrives in Fiordland. Gather a variety of fresh ...

Where: Fiordland National Park, Te Anau, Fiordland
Address: SH 95, Te Anau, Fiordland

From: 10:00am on Thursday 28th November 2019
To: 1:00pm on Sunday 1st December 2019

Fiordland History Adventure

From: Mon 13th Jan 2020

Join us on our History Adventure as we explore the remote fiords of Preservation and Chalky Inlet on board our 27m expedition vessel Flightless. Although history is the focus there'll be plenty of time to kayak, hunt, ...

Where: Fiordland National Park, Te Anau, Fiordland
Address: SH 95, Te Anau, Fiordland

From: 10:00am on Monday 13th January 2020
To: 1:00pm on Saturday 18th January 2020

Fiordland All Girls Adventure

From: Wed 12th Feb 2020

Explore Fiordland your way.. Our girls only adventure has become an annual event for likeminded girls, woman, chicks, mothers, sisters, grandmothers, daughters, wives, girlfriends.. So come and explore the remote ...

Where: Fiordland National Park, Te Anau, Fiordland
Address: SH 95, Te Anau, Fiordland

From: 10:00am on Wednesday 12th February 2020
To: 1:00pm on Sunday 16th February 2020

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