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Lake Te Anau

Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
+64 3-249 6000
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USD 60.35*
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Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour
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USD 167.63*
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Taste of Fiordland Scenic Helicopter Flight from Te Anau
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USD 89.40*
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Champagne Sightseeing Cruise on Lake Te Anau
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Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
+64 3-249 6000
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Always moody and always changing depending on the weather, you cannot fail to be impressed by the evolving vistas of Lake Te Anau with the impressive mountains of Fiordland National Park as a backdrop. I was fortunate enough to be able to view Lake Te...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a peaceful area along the Lake. A little town is along the water, with several restaurants and shops. It is more a stopping off point than anywhere you would want to go visit to see this lake.

Thank JoanMarietta_GA
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the pleasure of looking at the lake each day as our motel was across the street from it. There is a nice walking path along the lake, and boats that will take you out on it as well.

Thank Kim W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent three days staying near the lake with sun one day rain and snow on the nearby mountains. Certainly worth parking down near boat marina to get views over the lake and down towards the sound. Amazing changing vista with something different depending on weather...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank markcw2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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 for this rural town.

Thank HenkvanZyl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 Faith up from Hidden Lakes Cove to the beautiful lake...More

Thank Su A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The town of Te Anau is the jumping off point for various parts of the Fiordland. And, if you're in Te Anau, you can help but spend some time enjoying the lovely Lake Te Anau. Maybe just walk along the lake or take a boat...More

Thank Sandro M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

An easy and level walk both ways if you have some extra time in Te Anau. On a nice day the visitas are lovely

Thank freeone2011
Reviewed 24 May 2017

There is a well signposted lookout about 30kms from te Anau where you get a great scenic view of the mountains and lake. Also if you stay at the Top 10 Holiday park - the lake is right across the road - and there is...More

Thank AndrewMN
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Staying at lake Manopouri. Need some advise on walks (max 4 hours) boat trips on lake ... Anything of interest that wont put me into poverty . Will be doing the Milford sound. Thanks
7 February 2016|
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Response from noel b | Reviewed this property |
Personally i would concentrate on the Milford Sound .You won't be disapointed.