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Welcome to Te Anau, New Zealand.

Te Anau is nestled at the southern shores of a lake bearing the same name and also New Zealand's second largest lake. The largest body of fresh water in the South Island, Lake Te Anau covers over 300 square kilometres and has Map of Fiordland500 kilometres of uninhabited shoreline. At the head of Lake Te Anau is Glade House - the starting point of the Milford Track which traverses 55 kilometres of the Fiordland National Park.
Te Anau cavesTe Anau is the gateway to explore the playground of Fiordland National Park and is internationally renowned as the "Sightseeing Walking Capital of the World" as it is located close to the main southern walking tracks. These tracks offer a sense of freedom, an escape seldom found in any other areas of the world. Walking allows access to towering snow capped peaks, tussock clad alpine plateau, rain forest and the dramatic beauty of this Southern paradise. All walking tracks are accessible for independent walkers, guided options are available on the Milford, Hollyford, Routeburn and Greenstone Tracks, Kepler, being a circular track, starts and finishes in Te Anau and is the newest track in Fiordland.

The unique Te Anau Glowworm Caves are another main feature of Te Anau and accessible by a thirty minute boat trip to the other side of the Lake to view the Glow-worms. These caves are geologically active and the only ones like this in the Southern Hemisphere.

Explore a mysterious underground world of rushing water before drifting in silent darkness beneath the luminous shimmer of thousands of glow-worms Your Te Glow-worm cave in the boatAnau Glowworm Cave adventure begins with a scenic cruise across Lake Te Anau to the western side of the lake.

Upon arrival there is time to view informative displays at Cavern House before our friendly guides invite you to accompany them underground in small groups. As you explore by path and small boat, your senses will be overwhelmed.

Observe how the rushing water sculpts the rock formations, before gliding through silent darkness to the glow-worm grotto. The delicate incandescence of thousands of tiny glow-worms is a magical sight.

Visitors to Te Anau can choose from scenic flights, boat cruises, sea kayaking, underwater diving, cycling, fishing half to three day wilderness walks, golf.

Te Anau offers seven days a week shopping facilities with a wide variety of competitively priced goods. Visitor service is excellent with two major banks, rental cars, medical and dental services.

Te Anau is also known for its very fine restaurants with their extensive selection of award winning New Zealand wines. Access to Te Anau/Fiordland is served by local airlines. Coach services bring passengers in from the West Coast of the South Island, Christchurch, Dunedin and Invercargill.

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