Te Anau, Fiordland
The picturesque township of Te Anau is the ideal holiday base for your Fiordland travel.
Located just 2 hours drive from Queenstown, Te Anau acts as the gateway to the stunning and world-famous region of Fiordland and the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area. The township is nestled on the shores of spectacular Lake Te Anau, New Zealand’s second largest lake.
The visitor friendly township, known as the ‘walking capital of the world' acts as the ideal base to discover internationally renowned walking and hiking tracks including the Milford, Kepler & Routeburn. These can be walked independently or with an experienced Trips and Tramps guide who will provide fascinating commentary and entertaining kiwi stories.
Cruise, dive or kayak the remote and world renowned Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound, experience the magical glow worm caves of Te Anau or travel deep beneath the ground at Manapouri – New Zealand’s largest power station.
Experience a thrilling and informative jetboat tour up the Upper Waiau River which flows between Lake Te Anau and beautiful Lake Manapouri with Fiordland Jet and view 3 Lord of the Rings film locations of the River Anduin.
View inaccessible, dense, rainforest covered mountains, with glacier carved valleys dropping away to form breathtaking fiords onboard a scenic flight with either Te Anau Helicopter Services or Fiordland Helicopters or have a go at spotting and fly-fishing for trout with Fish Jet.
Distinction Luxmore Hotel, Lake Te Anau and Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas offer travellers to Fiordland a wide range of accommodation options from standard hotel rooms to self contained garden villas. Please scroll down to read more about our Fiordland accommodation options...