A little about the area

Te Anau

The Te Anau township is nestled on the shores of Lake Te Anau, one of the largest inland lakes in New Zealand. Lake Te Anau is recognised as the gateway to the fiords.

Visitors to Te Anau can choose from a wide range of activities including scenic flights, launch cruises, sea kayaking, diving, cycling, fresh water and ocean fishing and natural history tourism. Rivers and streams around Te Anau offer some of the finest trout fishing to be found anywhere. For the scientific minded, Fiordland encapsulates all facets of biodiversity.

Fiordland World Heritage Area

Some of the most wild and dramatic scenery in New Zealand is found in the Fiordland World Heritage National Park. It is one of the largest national parks in the world featuring 14 spectacular fiords reaching up to 40 kilometres inland.

Walking in Fiordland

Iconic hiking trails – The Milford, Kepler, Routeburn and Hollyford Tracks have given this area the reputation of being The Walking Capital of the World. Come and stay with us and either visit the tracks for a day hike or use us as a base for a longer walking trip.

Milford Sound

Winding north from Te Anau, the road to Milford Sound is one of the most dramatic alpine drives in the world. Access to the outer fiords by vessel or helicopter gives you the opportunity to experience a wilderness which is home to many unique native species and unrivalled scenery.


Relax and recuperate... or get out and active.

Fiordland is breath taking. And even from behind glass you can enjoy it and be amazed. But to truly experience Fiordland, Milford and Doubtful you should get out and into it.

Active pastimes

From horse riding to quad-biking and even paint-balling Te Anau has its share of excitement.

You can also explore Lake Manapouri in a hire kayak or take an organized trip on Milford or Doubtful. Fiordland Wilderness experiences have longer trips on Doubtful or day trips on Milford.


Passive pastimes

For those of you wanting a more relaxing time the fishing here is regarded as some of the finest in the world. Parts of Fiordland may not yield you a fish but that will be because you were too busy looking at the view!