What to do in & near Te Anau

Fiordland has a great range of activities to offer anyone from adventure seeker to the luxury traveller. After you have taken in Te Anau, why not take the time to explore Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound.

We are a free booking agent for all tours and activities, so come and see our friendly team at reception to book all your adventures, or call 0800 249 555.

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Fiordland Historic Cruises

Elegant Historic Cruises.

Get around Lake Te Anau with ease on a small-group tour that combines an elegant cruise and guided nature walk in Fiordland National Park on board the Motor Yacht "Faith" and enjoy Fiordland, New Zealand.

At the wharf you’ll board a historical motor yacht for a relaxed cruise with afternoon tea. After a bush walk amid the South Island’s majestic scenery,  your crew sets sail for the return. This cruise is limited to 16 passengers to ensure a comfortable, personable experience. Exceptional food served on board, drinks included, a guided walk, and a local crew happy to show you their untouched Kiwi backyard.


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Fiordland Outdoors Company

Our simple, stress-free service provides all-in-one transport packages to the Great Walks and beyond by boat, bus, car or air.  We get you in and out of Fiordland in one seamless booking. You don’t have to know how to get there; you only need to know where you want to go.

How we can help:

  • Customisable, all-in-one track transport solutions to the Milford and Kepler Great Walks for multi-day hiking
  • Water taxi transport Milford Track and Kepler Tracks for day hiking and a taste of these famous tracks
  • Day tours to explore special Fiordland places like Lake Hankinson
  • Water taxi transport to remote Fiordland places for anglers, hikers and hunters
  • Commercial water taxi charter service

Every Fiordland Outdoors Co. experience is a perfectly executed journey tailored to suit your needs.

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Glowworm Caves

Experience a mysterious underground world of rushing water before drifting in silent darkness beneath the luminous shimmer of thousands of glowworms.

Your trip to the Te Anau Glowworm Caves begins with a cruise to the western shores of Lake Te Anau on one of our purpose-built scenic cruise vessels.  This underground world is astonishingly beautiful. By geological standards the caves are very young (12,000 years) and are still being carved out by the force of the river that flows through them. The result is a twisting network of limestone passages filled with sculpted rock, whirlpools and a roaring underground waterfall.

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Fiordland Jet

Fiordland Jet operates scenic jetboat tours on the Upper Waiau River which flows between Lake Te Anau and beautiful Lake Manapouri.  Their jetboating excursions explore the untouched wilderness in the heart of Fiordland National Park a World Heritage Area in the South Island of New Zealand.

During the one hour jetboating experience your driver tells you about the history and geography of the area and points out many of the landmarks.   The Luxmore Jet tour includes 3 actual Lord of the Rings film locations of the River Anduin.

They also offer a jetboat and guided hike combo on the Kepler Track, one of 9 Great Walks for tramping in New Zealand.  A Fly and Boat combo with the Wings and Water floatplane and a Lord of the Rings Helijet with Southern Lakes Helicopters.

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The Movies / Fiordland on Film

The Fiordland Cinema and Wine bar has been architecturally designed with innovative interiors by Vesta. The Cinema was specially constructed to house regular screenings of the locally filmed movie ”Ata Whenua”-Shadowland.

Fiordland on Film – Ata Whenua will take you on an unforgettable journey. Fly through the Fiordland World Heritage Area and experience the most awe-inspiring landscapes on earth from one of our wide comfortable seats. Mysterious, evocative, exhilarating and utterly spectacular. A must see: “possibly the best thing I did in NZ” NJ Weller (UK). In addition to the daily screenings of Ata Whenua new main stream movies and art house releases are screened within weekly updated schedules, with all projection from a state of the art digital projector for the best image quality.

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Southern Lakes Helicopters


Explore Fiordland and book an unforgettable New Zealand helicopter tour. Choose from scenic helicopter flights around locations within Fiordland.

The essence of what we do is focused on quality, passion and experience, and we're proud to have provided helicopter services in the Fiordland region for more than 30 years. Based in Te Anau, we're owned and operated by Sir Richard and Lady Carol Hayes - Richard has long been a pioneer in the Fiordland Aviation Industry, a highly skilled and long-time operator on venison recovery, he formed Southern Lakes Helicopters back in 1982.



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Fiordland By Seaplane

Fiordland's only Seaplane! Fiordland National Park is one of the most beautiful places on earth! Sit back, relax and let us show you the sights in the best way possible - by air.


We are a CAA approved air charter business and provide scenic flights and transport to remote areas of Fiordland. Our office is conveniently based on the shores of Lake Te Anau, so are centrally located for your departure. We offer a wide range of scenic flights and experiences to suit your budget.

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Te Anau Mini Golf & Bike Hire

Fill in an afternoon at Te Anau Mini Golf or enjoy a leisurely ride around the shores of Lake Te Anau on one of their hire bikes.

During the winter months Te Anau TOP 10 is an agent for mini golf and you can hire all your equipment directly from us.

During the summer pop down to Mokonui Street and see the team for all your equipment and bike hire.


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Te Anau Bird Sanctuary

Take a peek at some of Fiordland’s special birds that are difficult to see in the wild. A great place for children and families, the sanctuary is open to the public from dawn to duck. Entry is free for self-guided visitors, but a donation is appreciated to help with the running of the sanctuary.

Join DOC rangers for the daily feeding tours to observe and learn about these unique birds, including the rare flightless takahē – a ‘must see’ for Fiordland visitors.

Daily feeding tour times:

Year Round: 10:30 am tours,  $10 per adult, tickets available at the Depart of Conservation Visitor's Centre

School groups and tourist operators can book a private tour in advance through the Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre, subject to availability.




Te Anau TOP 10 Holiday Park

15 Luxmore Drive,
Te Anau 9600
New Zealand
Phone: +64 3 249 8538
Email: stay@teanautop10.co.nz


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