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Activities in Te Anau & Fiordland

Glow Worm Caves: A 2.25 hour cruise over Lake Te Anau and into the caves where you get to walk amongst the magical cave and then hop into a boat to check out the dark quiet grotto surrounded by glow worms.

Milford Sound: Milford Sound is a two hour drive in and two hour drive out without stopping. The road is one of the most scenic in NZ with many stops and walks along the way. There are many cruises available on the Sound and if you prefer not to drive you can take one of the local tours whom arrange everything for you.

Doubtful Sound: Sometimes called the ‘Sound of Silence’ Doubtful Sound is the deepest and second longest of the South Island’s fiords. It is an all day trip from Lake Manapouri by boat for an hour, then up over Wilmot Pass in Real NZ’s customised buses for another hour, then into Doubtful Sound for 3.5 hours of cruising one of the most remote places in Fiordland.

Local Kayaking: If you would like to take in either Milford or Doubtful Sound a different way try one of the local kayaking trips that leave from Te Anau. Day or Overnight the choice is yours.

Scenic Flights: Te Anau has a number of scenic flights available by helicopter or float plane. Enjoy and experience the remoteness of the Fiordland area by air.  There are a number of companies in the town which take daily bookings. Contact us for details and prices to suit your scenery overload.

Great Walks: Fiordland is home to 3 of the great walks in NZ.  Picturesque scenery on The Milford Track, The Kepler Track and The Routeburn Track can be enjoyed from Te Anau.  We can help organise transport to these tracks and store luggage and vehicles in between stays.  Day walks are always an option on these tracks as well as the stunning Key Summit and Lake Marian Walks on the way to Milford Sound.

Restaurants Cafes and Retail Shops: Te Anau has a fantastic shopping centre with many cafes, restaurants, bars, supermarkets and retail shops to be explored.  We are a tourist town and many are open 7 days a week in the peak season to cater for our tourists.

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