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Activities & Attractions in Te Anau - Fiordland

Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas is located on the shores of stunning Lake Te Anau in one of New Zealand's must-see holiday destinations - Fiordland. Its stunning landscapes such as Milford Sound, excellent walking tracks, and the visitor friendly Te Anau township will leave unique, long lasting memories in the minds of all that visit. Fiordland's scenic beauty can be accessed via a range of visitor activities and attractions.

Our team at Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas offers expert advice for your Fiordland holiday, and can make all your activity and attraction reservations for you at no additional cost. Feel free to enquire when booking your stay with us...


Te Anau Glow Worm Caves

Hidden beneath the mountains on Lake Te Anau's western shores, is an underground network of caves lit by thousands of glowworms - a must see for anyone visiting Fiordland. Read more... 

Milford Sound & Doubtful Sound
These fiords offer visitors truly spectacular scenery that has remained unchanged throughout the ages. There are many ways to explore these fiords and a visit to both on your New Zealand holiday will not disappoint. Read more...

Walking & Hiking in Fiordland
With it's excellent network of walking tracks Fiordland has earned it's reputation as the 'walking capital of the world'. These 'Great Walks' including the Milford, Holyford, Kepler and Routeburn Tracks as well as the array of shorter walks can be explored independantly or as part of a group and Te Anau makes a great start and end point for these walks. Read more...

Scenic Flights around Te Anau & Fiordland
There are a number of scenic flight companies operating helicopters and fixed wing planes from Te Anau that will give you amazing views of rainforest clad mountains and glacier carved valleys dropping away to form breathtaking fiords such as Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. Read more...

Jet Boating in Fiordland
Jet boating is a popular tourist activity in this region. Sit back, buckle yourself in and enjoy an adrenaline-pumping jet boat ride through stunning rivers, picturesque lakes, exploring untouched wilderness in the heart of Fiordland National Park. Read more...

Fishing in Te Anau
Te Anau has clean, pristine rivers and lakes offering the perfect environment for freshwater fly fishing, salmon or trout fishing. Anglers of all ages and experience can join a fishing guide on a freshwater fishing trip in Te Anau. Why not combine your fishing trip with an action packed jet boating adventure with Fish Jet Te Anau. Read more...

Kayaking in Fiordland
Experience the majesty of Fiordland. Get up close to amazing waterfalls and wildlife that resides in both Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. Read more...

Diving in Fiordland
Journey below the depths of Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound to a diving paradise. Discover the amazing array of marine life that inhabits this World Heritage Area. Read more...

Ata Whenua
In the heart of Te Anau, enjoy the award winning film Ata Whenua Shadowland. This film offers 32 minutes of breathtaking Fiordland scenery, shot on 35mm film across extremes of season, climate and terrain. The cinema's large, curved screen and digital sound make viewing the journey through one of the most awe-inspiring landscapes on earth an experience to remember. Screenings daily.

Te Anau Wildlife Centre
Enjoy a walk along the shore of Lake Te Anau to visit the Wildlife Centre. Here you can view the extremely rare native bird the Takahe, as well as many other native birds.

Golf in Te Anau
The Te Anau Golf Course is situated only 3km from the Te Anau town centre. Featuring stunning lake views, this 18 hole course is a par 72, covering 5540m and a number of interesting attractions. Read more...


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