Explore the charming town of Te Anau
New Zealand's Anau is a charming town situated on the South Island along the banks od Lake Te Anau in the renowned Fiordland. Lake Te Anau is New Zealand's second largest. Te Anau is best known as the gateway to the Fiordland National Park. Also referred to as the "sightseeing and walking capital of the world", the possibilities in Te Anau are endless.
Te Anau Lake itself is a great tourist attraction. Beautifully backed by mountains, the lake provides for opportunities to enjoy such activities as swimming, kayaking, waterskiing, rowing and fishing. Along the waterfront you can enjoy a meal or something to drink at a café or restaurant. Te Anau is also famed as the nucleus of the southern walking tracks. What better way to escape the stresses of everyday life than on a trail through some of the most gorgeous landscape in the world. Two popular walks are along the Milford Track and Kepler Track. Once you have completed you trail you can enjoy a relating massage at the spa.
A stroll along the shoreline of Lake Te Anau will lead you to the National Park museum and wildlife center. Here you can learn more about the environment of the region as well as its fascinating wildlife. The Wildlife Park provides you with the unique opportunity to see the endemic Takahe and many other native bird species. Another exciting tour is that of the Ae Anau caves. Created from limestone the caves are filled with sparkling glow worms. Inside you will be awe-struck by the subterranean whirlpools and waterfalls.
A different way to explore Te Anau is by means of a scenic flight. Choose from helicopters, fixed wing airplanes or floatplanes for fabulous views of the magnificent Fiordlands. Enjoy a relaxing cruise on Te Anau Lake and take the opportunity to do some fishing. Explore the amazing terrain on horseback or quadbike. As you can see there is simply so much to do.
From backpackers and camping to motels and hotels, Te Anau provides an abundance of accommodation. Te Anau's hotels and other lodgings are known for their great hospitality and brilliant facilities. Without a doubt you will find accommodation in Te Anau to suit your budget and your taste.
Te Anau is every vacationer's dream. With stunning scenery, fun-filled days and cozy nights, what more could you want.