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Lake Te Anau is New Zealand’s second largest lake, and enjoys a wonderful location on the edge of Fiordland National Park.

The township is beautifully situated on the tranquil lakeshore and serves as a great base from which to explore the local countryside, a virgin world where waterfalls tumble hundreds of metres into forested valleys under looming granite peaks.


From Te Anau you can also cross the lake to visit glow-worm caves, or drive for 20 minutes to Manapouri, with a population of just 300, set on another lake scattered with islands, framed by the spectacular Cathedral Mountains

This is the gateway to Doubtful Sound, and is also the starting point for several excellent walking options, including the Routeburn, Milford and Kepler Tracks, three of New Zealand’s nine Great Walks.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Te Anau & Manapouri

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Te Anau & Manapouri, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Accommodation choices for Te Anau & Manapouri

We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Te Anau & Manapouri. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

Ideas for experiencing Te Anau & Manapouri

Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Te Anau & Manapouri, and which use the best local guides.

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