Trip Planner: South Pacific / New Zealand / South Island / Southland Region / Fiordland National Park / Te Anau / Lake Te Anau
The largest body of water on South Island, Lake Te Anau boasts lush surroundings, plenty of aquatic activities, and a series of grand fjords. Carved out by glaciers millions of years ago, the lake features impressive mountain vistas and lies almost entirely within a national park. Hop aboard a kayak or boat tour from a local operator to explore from the water's surface, or hit one of the many surrounding trails through the lake's vast wilderness. Keep your eyes peeled and you may even glimpse the critically endangered takahe, a local flightless bird species. Work out when and for how long to visit Lake Te Anau and other Te Anau attractions using our handy Te Anau trip planner.
Tours To Lake Te Anau
Full-Day Milford Sound Hiking Tour with Cruise BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $111
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $66
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
Lake Te Anau Reviews
Wonderfull lake with many activities, even in rainy days
Such a beautiful view all around the lake. Glow Worm caves on the lake is a must! Please bring windproof jackets as on the boats, the wind is a killer. If you are lucky your captain will tell you about the history of the lake which is also amazing. Have fun!
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