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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Mobile-friendly - Welcome to Absolutely Fabulous Southern Lakes Tours! Ideal for couples or family groups of all ages. Very family friendly with no age restrictions. Four-day Lord of the Rings tours. Christchurch to Queenstown, Milford Sound and beyond plus four-day Southern Lakes Sightseeing Tours. Option to fly out of Queenstown or return to Christchurch. Tour vehicle is exclusively reserved for you.
Centrally located in a sunny area of Te Anau, only five minutes' walk from shops, cinema, restaurants and the shores of Lake Te Anau. Five studio units and two one-bedroom family units. Each offer clean and cosy accommodation in quiet surroundings. Continental breakfast available. Free WiFi. A booking agent for all the local attractions including Doubtful and Milford Sounds.
Fantastic opportunity to buy a popular, well-maintained accommodation complex in the dress circle of World-acclaimed Fiordland World Heritage Park. Present owners have happily operated this gilt-edged investment for 10 years and are keen to work with new leasees to corner all markets. Vendor finance is available for approved applicants. Opportunity plus - be quick!
Mobile-friendly - Te Anau offers some of New Zealand's most spectacular views gazing deep into the heart of Fiordland. Come and enjoy our selection of modern and comfortable accommodation just two minutes from Lake Te Anau but away from the lakes chilly breezes. Choose from our refurbished studio units and our two bedroom ground floor units.
Mobile-friendly - Situated in a quiet, sheltered location. Affordable accommodation with full facilities designed to please. Range of modern, clean, quality, non-smoking ground-floor units. Also two easy access units. Queen-size beds (king-size available). TV with video channels, Sky TV, wireless high-speed Internet access, off street parking, car and boat parking. Courtesy car, and storage for track walkers available.
Mobile-friendly - Located at the entrance to Fiordland National Park on New Zealand's South Island, this modern style motel accommodation comprises 18 superior self contained units. Situated at a quiet location, adjacent to a park and the closest motel to the town centre, just minutes stroll from the lakefront. Bella Vista Motel Te Anau offers quality accommodation in Fiordland at affordable rates.
Mobile-friendly - Blue Mountain Cottages and Lodge, located on the Southern Scenic route between Te Anau and Manapouri, have two bedroomed cottages set in beautiful gardens on 20 acres of farmland, and the farmhouse offers 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms for B&B. Owned by Dean and Fiona, Dean is NZ's only ORVIS endorsed Fly Fishing Guide.
Mobile-friendly - The perfect base for your Fiordland experience. Our 3 suites are self-contained with king or twin beds, ensuite bathroom and kitchenette. At the end of your day, relax in our outdoor spa pool. After a night's peaceful slumber, awake to native birdsong and stunning mountain views. A full gourmet breakfast is included. Just a 5 minute stroll to town.
Mobile-friendly - Milford Sound awaits! From your base in Te Anau, at Distinction Luxmore Hotel, you are ideally situated to explore Fiordland National Park and world-famous Milford Sound. Superior and standard accommodation options with free WiFi. Conference facilities for up to 200 guests. Warm, friendly and efficient service. Click through to view website and BOOK NOW link.
Mobile-friendly - The hotel offers chic, elegant accommodation and its lake front location is part of New Zealand's largest world heritage area; Fiordland, gateway to Milford and Doubtful Sounds. If you need an escape from everyday life, and a chance to indulge yourself with a relaxing holiday in one of the world's most breathtaking regions, this is the place for you.
Mobile-friendly - Open in December 2006, a brand new luxury lodge! Purpose-built for the discerning traveller, there are five suites. Three suites have super-king beds and two suites have king beds plus a separate lounge. All have private balconies with unobstructed views over the golf course, Lake Te Anau and the National Park mountains towards Milford Sound.
Mobile-friendly - Explore isolated and beautiful Doubtful Sound aboard the MV Southern Secret as part of our personalised tour of Doubtful Sound. View marine animals such as dolphins, seals and penguins that call the fiord home; at night listen for the calls of Morepork and Weka! Activities onboard include fishing, scrumptious meals, swimming and star gazing. Join our journey of discovery today.
Mobile-friendly - Dunluce is a Luxury boutique bed and breakfast with stunning lake and mountain views. We feature a guest wing with a private lounge and four stylish lake facing en suite rooms. A full gourmet breakfast is included. Fall in love with our exquisite ensuite rooms overlooking Lake Te Anau and the mountains of Fiordland National Park; a World Heritage gem.
Mobile-friendly - AA Supreme Host of the Year (2009); Stay at one of Te Anau's best motel locations, metres from Lake Te Anau, five minutes walk to town, cinema, bike hire, playground and mini golf course. Edgewater has off street parking, outdoor area with picnic tables, gardens and BBQ.
Mobile-friendly - Enjoy the only holiday park in Te Anau with a true country setting. Adjacent to the river with spacious tree lined sites, full range of accommodation, 5-star amenities, spa, sauna, large playground, high speed wireless Internet and barbecues. The quiet tranquil atmosphere and lovely garden setting offers the perfect spot for a relaxing family holiday. We are your Fiordland experience.
Mobile-friendly - Horse trekking rides on the trails of Te Anau, New Zealand. Just five kilometres from Te Anau. Ride over our farmland and be greeted by our other friendly horses and foals roaming free. Enjoy 360 degrees of panoramic mountain views of Lake Te Anau and the surrounding mountain ranges, wildlife reserve and farm land. Our rides last approximately 2-3 hours.
Fiordland Hotel and Motel Resort, situated on four acres of parkland in tranquil garden setting. Every room has a panoramic view towards lake Te Anau, the mountains and rural landscape, yet it's within easy walking distance of Lake Te Anau and the town centre. We offer a variety of hotel and motel accommodation, including family friendly. A great Fiordland destination.
Mobile-friendly - Tranquil location right beside the lake at Te Anau Downs, just 30km north of Te Anau and 91kms from Milford Sound. We are only 600m from the boat departure point for the famous Milford Track. A peaceful area in Fiordland National Park with spectacular views. Three types of accommodation: motel units, lodge or backpacker rooms - linen supplied and ensuites.
We show visitors Fiordland like a friend would, and connect them with what they'd like to do here for an unforgettable experience. All our carefully crafted trips and journeys explore Fiordland National Park. Most are privately guided or small groups, with every care and detail taken care of.
Milford Track/Kepler Track/Jet Boat Fishing/Fly Fishing/Private Fiordland Journeys
Take the time to enjoy the Fiordland experience from above. See what is behind the mountain ranges that you see from the road. Be informed with commentary about the history and geology of Fiordland National Park. We focus on providing for the free independent traveller that prefers the service that comes from an owner operator.
George Sound is accessible by boat, float plane and helicopter - several boat operators take groups from the track end on the Middle Fiord and provide boat transport on Lake Hankinson. Once there, hikers (or trampers as they are more commonly called in New Zealand) can take between 2-3 days to complete the George Sound track.
Mobile-friendly - Located in the spectacular Fiordland National Park, the dramatic Hollyford Track premium three-day guided wilderness adventure is one of New Zealand's greatest walks. If there is one experience that delivers the diversity and very essence of New Zealand's wilderness and it's unique natural and human history and heritage, it is without a doubt, a guided walk through Hollyford Valley.
Mobile-friendly - We create independent walking holidays which include the Great Walks of New Zealand. No longer will you have to visit 3 or 4 different websites. We will plan and organize the walks for you, by pre-booking Department of Conservation huts, pre and post walk accommodation, transfers and our experienced staff will advise the best time to travel and more.
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The Art of Letting Go Retreat
A full day yoga and art retreat in stunning Te Anau. The Art of Letting Go retreat has been created to help you let go of all outside distractions and to connect with yourself. Take some time out from the day to ...
Where: Distinction Hotel, Te Anau, Fiordland
Address: Lakefront Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland
From: 10:00am on Saturday 25th August 2018
To: 4:00pm on Saturday 25th August 2018
St. John Workplace First Aid Training
Attain your St. John First Aid Level 1 certificate (valid for two years). Ideal for anyone who wants to learn basic first aid or needs to update their first aid qualification. Minimum qualification requirement for a ...
Where: Te Anau Club, Te Anau, Fiordland
Address: Pop Andrew Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland
From: 8:30am on Thursday 30th August 2018
To: 5:30pm on Thursday 30th August 2018
2018 Communication Bootcamp/Body Language Combo
This is a unique to Te Anau version/combination of my 2018 Bootcamp and Body Language Masterclass in one day. The pure mechanics of exceptional communication all in one session. Including all the latest research on ...
Where: Te Anau Club, Te Anau, Fiordland
Address: Pop Andrew Drive, Te Anau, Fiordland
From: 9:30am on Saturday 15th September 2018
To: 3:00pm on Saturday 15th September 2018
Fiordland Kindergarten's Nature Discovery: Conservation Week
Join the Fiordland Kindergarten whānau for our regular & authentic experiential time in nature. We meet, greet and then spend child-led time in nature together, twice a week, whatever the weather, throughout the ...
Where: Fiordland National Park, Te Anau, Fiordland
Address: SH 95, Te Anau, Fiordland
From: 8:45am on Monday 17th September 2018
To: 12:30pm on Wednesday 19th September 2018
Best of NZ Mountain Film Festival Te Anau
A Fiordland College Fundraiser. Tickets $15 per session (Under 12 $7) Family of 4 $35. Tickets from Fiordland College, DOC Te Anau, Fiordland Frontier Supplies 8am-4pm (Door sales $20) Friday = 5 International ...
Where: Fiordland College, Te Anau, Fiordland
Address: 5 Howden St, Te Anau, Fiordland
From: 7:00pm on Friday 21st September 2018
To: 10:00pm on Saturday 22nd September 2018