Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland National Park, New Zealand

Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland National Park, New Zealand

Te Anau is a small town on the shore of Lake Te Anau, in the Southland region of the South Island of New Zealand.

Te Anau is the gateway to Fiordland National Park, or simply Fiordland.


Here are some travel tips about things you could do when you are in Te Anau.

- Tracking - Any of the many tracks located in the area. Te Anau isn't called the walking capital of the world for no reason! The major tracks that can be started from the surrounding area include: Kepler Track, Routeburn Track and Milford Track.

- Milford Sound - don't miss out on going to Milford Sound, taking a cruise, and enjoying the scenic wonderland. It's a nice drive through a wonderful scenery to get there. State Highway 94, or the Milford Road leads to Milford Sound, 120 km away to the north. While Milford Sound is a major tourist attraction, the trip itself is just as spectacular and should not be rushed. There are several scenic stops along the route that provide unique views. With about 2,500 visitors a day travelling to Milford Sound at peak times it pays to get an early start. Travel tip: Have a stop at mirror lake.

- Walks - Take a day walk somewhere - Lake Marrion for example. If you don't have gear you can hire it from Bev's Tramping Gear Hire. www.../rent-tramping-gear-te-anau-walking-tracks

- Adventure sports!!! Kayaking, climbing, skydiving, jetboating and lots more is all in Te Anau.

- Doubtful Sound - A kayak trip on the Doubtful Sound is really great! To get there is a bit hard, but definitely worth it!

Here is a travel tip about it: www.../adventure-travel-tip-kayak-tour-fjordland-new-zealand

- Fjordland Cinema - The Cinema was specially constructed to house regular screenings of the locally filmed movie "Ata Whenua"-Shadowland. The large curved screen and state of the art dolby surround sound make viewing this spectacular cinematic experience of Fiordland a theatre experience to remember. Shadowland (the film) brings you the Fiordland World Heritage Status Wilderness you would otherwise never see.

Here you find more travel tips about New Zealand: www.traveldudes.org/oceania/new-zealand


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