|Approx. Driving times to Lake Te Anau from:|
|Wanaka – 3.5 hours|
|Queenstown – 2.5 hours|
|Dunedin – 3.5 hours|
|Invercargill – 2.00 hours|
|Milford Sound – 2.5 hours|
A number of companies operate transport into Te Anau from surrounding cities – we recommend Tracknet as they have a range of times and also operate connections to some of New Zealand’s Great Walks. The Milford, Routeburn, Kepler and Hollyford Tracks as well as Rakiura/Stewart Island.
Te Anau has 2 supermarkets as well as several fuel stations. Our Holiday Park reception has a knowledgeable team who are equipped to answer most of your questions and provide you with information and maps to find what you are looking for in our neighbourhood. In the town centre, there are more information centres along with a medical centre, pharmacy and a variety of retail and souvenir stores.
Free Local Attractions (all year):
Lake2Lake Cycle Trail: Starting adjascent to our Holiday Park, the Fiordland Cycle Trail is a high-quality walking, jogging and cycling trail that passes through the Te Anau Bird Sanctuary to the Control Gates, before meandering along the shore of the Waiau River to Balloon Loop. Care should be taken as these trails are regularly utilized by other users.
Te Anau Bird Sanctuary: 10 to 15 minute lake sidewalk from our Holiday Park. Daily bird feeding tour feeding from 16 December, $10.00 per adult. Booking recommended. Wider bird park is free of charge
Ivon Wilson Park: Located directly beside our Holiday Park, Ivon Wilson is a delightful park with a little lake for stunning views, enjoying a picnic or walking the tracks. Its a lovely sheltered location. Within the park is an 18 hole Frisbee ( Disc ) golf course.
Lake Te Anau Foreshore Walk/Run: the Foreshore walk begins directly adjacent our Holiday Park. You can either turn right and walk into the town centre before carrying on around the Lake Front to the mouth of the Upukeroa River. Turning left will take you towards the Te Anau Bird Sanctuary where you can view enclosures with New Zealand Native Birds such as Tui, Takahe, Bellbird, Kaka and Wood Pigeon.
Kepler Track Day Walks: The Kepler Track is a 60 km loop track starting and finishing at the Control Gates of Lake Te Anau. Weather permitting, you can walk to the top of Mount Luxmore. This is a full day walk or there are shorter options to Dock and Broad Bay or catch a bus to the Swing bridge / Rainbow Reach and walk back to our Holiday Park (4 hours).
Local Mountain Bike Track: In Ivon Wilson Park, behind our Holiday Park, you will find trails which vary in difficulty for cycling on. Care should be taken as these tracks are NOT MAINTAINED TO A HIGH LEVEL and so may have obstacles / hazards to be negotiated.
There are a number of differing food types when choosing a restaurant and eatery in Te Anau covering many ethnic cuisines from Thai – Indian – Chinese or sit down for your favourite steak or seafood meals.
Our team can assist with locating the restaurant of your choice.