Lake Te Anau, Te Anau

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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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  • A truly magical place . All of south land is beautiful, this piece of fiordland is one of new Zealand's jewels. And that's saying something with so many gems to choose from . Take your camera  more »
  • Like many lakes in New Zealand lake Te Anau will impress any visitor with its beauty and splender. On the way to Milford Sound a popular stay over destination. Shopping and sight seeing on the cards f...  more »
  • Wow. This trip on the motor sailer Faith is not to be missed. You most certainly haven't experience Fiordland unless Faith and her wonderful crew take you across to South Fiord. The short walk from Fa...  more »