Te Anau Tourism & Travel Guide

Trail notes and maps can be acquired from Te Araroa Trust forum....

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Day 1: Arrive in Auckland Day 2: Road trip through Coromandel peninsula Day 3: Thermal wonders of Rotorua Day 4: Tongariro crossing and drive to wellington Day 5: Ferry to south island and Marlborough sound Day 6: Arthur pass national park Day 7: Mt cook national park and lake Pukaki Day 8: Te Anau and a day trip to Milford Sound Day 9: Queenstown Day 10: Outbound flight We visited at the end of December, which is officially the start of summer in southern hemisphere....

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Top Places To Visit 21 Spots

Fiordland National Park, 24 Milford Sound Hwy, Milford Sound, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9679
Keep a day to visit the absolutely stunning Milford Sound - it'll be a long day, but something you cannot miss. I strongly recommend the BBQ Bus - the only tour that provides a hot barbeque meal, along a stream in the middle of nowhere! The tour is not your typical sightseeing tour - it's more like a friend showing a small group of 10-12 his favourite spots. You pass the small city of Te Anau and the Fjordland National Park before you get to the Sound. The route itself is absolutely stunning and there's a photo op around every corner. So don't fall asleep. Milford Sound is a beauty that transcends worlds - the hour long cruise had me mesmerized for the entire duration. 3. Franz Josef
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Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600
Lesser known and explored, this place is more magnificent than its popular counterpart, Milford Sound. Named so after Captain Cook was “doubtful” whether the inlet was navigable or not, this landscape is been in the shadows for quite some time. Not many travellers are aware of it and thus it is a much more secluded place. It is not as accessible as the Milford Sound, but by boat it can be easily navigated. Take a boat ride from Manapouri to here and enjoy the landscape and the blue waters. You can spot a lot of wildlife here as well like seals, penguins, starfish and some colourful corals.
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About Te Anau

This morning in and around Wanaka there are many options. For those feeling adventurous you can take a walk up one of our favourite look out spots featuring 360 degree views of Lake Wanaka, Aspiring National Park and the Clutha River. The breathtaking views are well worth the walk! Other options include a visit to Stuart Landsborough’s Puzzling World or a kayak tour on the lake. This afternoon your South Island tour takes you over The Crown Range (New Zealand’s highest highway) to Arrowtown which was one of New Zealand’s most important towns in the gold rush to Central Otago in the 1860s. Then a further 2 hours to Te Anau, on the shores of the South Island's largest lake and the gateway to Fiordland National Park. Overnight Te Anau.
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