Lake Te Anau, Te Anau

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
The largest body of water on South Island, Lake Te Anau boasts lush surroundings, plenty of aquatic activities, and a series of grand fjords. Carved out by glaciers millions of years ago, the lake features impressive mountain vistas and lies almost entirely within a national park. Hop aboard a kayak or boat tour from a local operator to explore from the water's surface, or hit one of the many surrounding trails through the lake's vast wilderness. Keep your eyes peeled and you may even glimpse the critically endangered takahe, a local flightless bird species. Put Lake Te Anau on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Te Anau itinerary maker.
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  • Lovely lake, good place for a run or just taking a walk. Nice place for kids. Close to hotels, activities and places to eat. 
  • Is a great lake to visit during the whole year. The views, the different peaceful spot to enjoy the quietness or do a picnic and all the walks around, are beautiful. I did a short trip on a boat and w...  read more »
  • Cleam clear water , protected from pollution. Really pretty. Nice little town , good cafes & Restaurants and excellent supermarket ( The big one ) 
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