Punanga Manu o Te Anau, Te Anau

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See rare and endangered bird species native to New Zealand at Punanga Manu o Te Anau. Unlike a zoo, the wildlife park takes the form of aviaries and enclosures scattered along parklands on the edge of the lake. They nurse injured and special needs birds as well. Get there by car or opt to take the more scenic route, a hike along the lakefront from the nearby town. You can also take advantage of the popular hiking trails of Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound, which are in the vicinity. Entry to the park is free and offers rare opportunities to see birds such as the native pigeon, blue flamingo, tui, kea, kakariki, kaka, takahe, and weka. Put Punanga Manu o Te Anau into our Te Anau route planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Te Anau.
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  • It's was a great visit bird sanctuary. Birds feeding time was at 10.00 am and all the children were allowed to feed the birds. Also had a free guided tour about all the birds and the sanctity. Great p...  more »
  • Taka lucky you lived just around the corner, we heard the explanation of the teaching staff in the small. Taka is also bred wild types, and to Lake Te Anau faces and landscapes even better, admission was donated money around.
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  • We went in particularly bad weather. The birds in the avairies are all native, and lovely to look at. The lake provides a chance to see native birds in a natural environment and it all free.  more »

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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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