The attractive town of Te Anau lies nestled on the edge of this beautiful lake, with a spectacular backdrop of Mt Luxmore and the Murchison mountains. There is a growing range of activities ensuring visitors can find plenty of things to do while enjoying the relaxed atmosphere and picturesque surroundings. The international reputation as the 'walking capital of the world' is well earned, with Te Anau being the departure point for many excellent walking tracks and day walks. Scenic flights via fixed wing, floatplane and helicopters provide magnificent overviews of the mountain ranges and remote wilderness of the Fiordland National Park.
Luxmore Jet operates jet boat tours on the Upper Waiau River, which flows between Lake Te Anau and Lake Manapouri. Journey deep into Fiordland National Park where the unspoilt scenery and crystal clear water will amaze you. Our jetboating excursions explore the untouched wilderness in the heart of Fiordland National Park a World Heritage Area in the South Island of New Zealand.
The Te Anau glowworm caves are another well known attraction accessible from Te Anau, with regular scheduled launch departures. Your Te Anau Glowworm Cave adventure begins with a scenic cruise across beautiful Lake Te Anau on board the catamaran Luminosa. On arrival there is time to view the interesting displays at Cavern House before friendly guides accompany you underground in small groups.
Transport yourself into the magical world of New Zealand's mountain environment. Your day begins with a courtesy pick-up from Asure Amber Court Motel, a coach drive along the shores of Lake Te Anau to the boat harbour and a spectacular one-hour boat journey to the northern end of the lake and the start of the Milford Track.
Join Trips and Tramps for a half day guided walk along Kepler Track. Travel by water taxi across beautiful Lake Te Anau to Brod Bay with its clear water and white sands. From here enjoy a superb walk following the lake edge through beech forest. The track has a gentle gradient and is well maintained, which make it suitable for all abilities. A knowledgeable guide will show you the native fauna and flora, explain the unique ecological cycle and share conservation efforts made.
Cruise and explore Lake Te Anau amid spectacular mountains and inland fiords. The peaceful and relaxing cruise on board the Carousel offers island stops and bush walks. Your personal skipper, Peter, has extensive knowledge of the history, fauna and flora of this expansive and beautiful location and many a story to tell. You will experience true Southland hospitality.
A theatre experience to remember. Fiordland Cinema was purpose built to house "Ata Whenua-Shadowland". Filmed by award winning cinematographers, with an outstanding original musical composition; see the real Fiordland in first-class comfort. Enjoy 32 minutes of breathtaking Fiordland scenery shot on 35mm film across extremes of season, climate and terrain. Mysterious, evocative, exhilarating and utterly spectacular.
Fly Fiordland is locally owned and operated in Te Anau, providing spectacular scenic flights to the Fiordland National Park, and the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” Milford Sound. Boasting 3 Cessna aircraft and a friendly team of experienced pilots, our emphasis is to share our passion for the park and the place that we call home. Operating in the region since 2011, we are committed to giving fun and personal service as you experience some of the worlds most beautiful undisturbed locations. We do it because we love it, and we know you will too.