The Chasm Walk, Te Anau

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#3 of 15 in Trails in Southland Region
Stroll through the sublime scenes of The Chasm Walk and its mezmerizing waterfalls. This fairytale-like natural wonderland, full of strangely shaped rocks and giant trees, offers the perfect scenery to take great photos, or simply go for a relaxing wander. Walk with ease across the well-maintained bridges, and look below to see water flowing through streams and crashing down waterfalls. Prepare yourself for a quick but memorable visit, with plenty of mystical photo opportunities. To visit The Chasm Walk on your holiday in Te Anau, and find out what else Te Anau has to offer, use our Te Anau trip itinerary planner.
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  • Just a short walk from the parking lot just off the main road is the Chasm....a place where walking bridges span over a narrow boulder filled pass that the river passes through creating a beautiful an...  more »
  • There are many scenic stops on the road into Milford’s Sound. The Chasm was certainly one of our favourite stopping points. Spectacular short walk through the rainforest to an interesting waterway and...  more »
  • This is very popular along the Milford Road, and very close to Milford Sound itself. Always crowded and full of people. Not sure if this is one of the spots I will remember...  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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