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Te Anau

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World heritage site · Bodies of Water · Caves
Set among the picturesque peaks and glacially carved fiords of Fiordland National Park, Te Anau offers those wishing to explore the park a great place to stay and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a small town in an enviable location. As a basecamp for adventures into the wilderness, you'll find lots of things to do in Te Anau and nearby. Spend the day hiking in the hills or sailing in the fiords, and then try the delicious locally caught game at one of the restaurants. Plan my New Zealand trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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Water Body
Doubtful Sound
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Duration: 8 hours
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Milford Sound
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Duration: 4 hours
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Cave
Te Anau Glowworm Caves
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Lake Te Anau
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Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Te Anau

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Hiking Trail
Hollyford Track Fiordland National Park
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
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Hiking Trail
Routeburn Track South Island
4.9
Duration: 8 hours
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports Milford Sound
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Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Trail
Lake Marian Track Fiordland National Park
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Te Anau

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Hiking Trail
The Chasm Walk
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
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Kayaking / Canoeing
Kayaking & Canoeing
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Duration: 4 hours
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports
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Duration: 2 hours
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Helicopter Tour
Helicopter Tours
4.8
Duration: 8 hours

Trails in Te Anau

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Hiking Trail
Kepler Track
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
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Hiking Trail
Gertrude Saddle
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Biking Trail
Lake 2 Lake Trail
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Wildlife in Te Anau

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Fishing Charter / Tour
Fishing Charters & Tours
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Duration: 3 hours
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Wildlife Area
Te Anau Bird Sanctuary
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Nature in Te Anau

Water Body
Ivan Wilson Park
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Where to stay in Te Anau

Despite its modest size, Te Anau offers a decent range of accommodations from which to explore the surrounding national park. Boutique hotels, economy motels with kitchenettes, and rental apartments cluster mostly in the town center, but also along the main roads that lead into it. Campsites offer a good option for those wanting a full-on outdoor holiday. Reserve in advance for busier periods.
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