Te Anau, New Zealand



Te Anau is a town in the South Island of New Zealand. It is situated on the eastern shore of Lake Te Anau in Fiordland. It is renowned as the "sightseeing and walking capital of the world", being a gateway to the popular Milford and Kepler walking tracks.

Visitors to Te Anau can choose from a wide range of attractions including scenic boat cruises, scenic flights, sea kayaking, diving, fishing, coach tours, golf, four wheel driving and more. The Te Anau Glow Worm Caves are worth a visit, they are a rare example of a living cave still under formation.

Lake Te Anau sprawls at the feet of high rugged mountains, and during the summer popular activities include water skiing, swimming, fishing and kayaking on the lake. Te Anau is also well known for its fine restaurants and has 7 days a week shopping.

Things to see and do

* Te Anau Glow Worm Caves
* Scenic boat cruises
* Te Anau's Wildlife Park
* Milford Track

Cruise Season - Jan - Dec
Currency - NZ Dollar (NZ$)
Language - English & Maori
Population - 2,000 approx
Electricity - 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centred below Australian style
Time - GMT plus twelve hours
International Country Telephone Code - + 64

Port Location - The port of Te Anau is located on Lake Te Anau, close to the town centre.

Transport Links - Te Anau can be accessed by road from Queenstown, there is also a small domestic airstrip.