About Te Anau
A visit to Lake Te Anau wont disappoint, especially in the summer months. The picturesque town of Te Anau is located on the edge of the lake with Mt Luxmore and the Murchison mountains serving as the backdrop. Te Anau is known as the ‘Gateway to Fiordland’ and is the closest town to Milford Sound (a scenic drive of approx 2½ hours).
Te Anau offers a good range of accommodation and the local cafes’ and restaurants will delight with their variety of dining options, such as fish and chips outdoors to fine dining. While in Fiordland you must sample the local Fiordland delicacies of venison, lobster and other seafood.
Discover and book activities in Te Anau . . .
Walking Capital of the World:
Fiordland offers a fabulous range of hiking and walking tracks which can be explored on an individual basis or as part of an organised ‘guided’ group walk. Customised hiking and walking excursions can also be arranged.
In addition to the 3 Great Walks, there is a range of shorter walks on diverse terrain, which offer walking opportunities for all ages and abilities. These walks provide access to the rainforest, lake and alpine vistas for those with either limited time or fitness.
Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise:
Cruise the crystal clear waters of Lake Manapouri before visiting Wilmot Pass, stopping along the way to experience some of Fiordland’s natural rainforest. Then join a 3-hour Doubtful Sound Cruise that takes in the most dramatic scenery of Doubtful Sound.
Doubtful Sound and Dusky Sound Helicopter Flight:
Take a scenic flight that visits both Doubtful Sound and Dusky Sound. Doubtful Sound is the second largest Fiord in the Fiordland National Park and is most popular next to Milford Sound. Dusky Sound is one of the largest and complex Fiords in Fiordland, being 40km long and 8km at the widest part.
Half-Day Milford Track Guided Hiking Tour:
Experience a morning guided walk to Giants Gate on the world famous Milford Track. From Milford Sound the track is accessed by water taxi and follows the mighty Arthur River through lush, temperate rainforest to Giants Gate, a most photographed and spectacular waterfall. This walk is suitable for all skill levels.
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