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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 us to book on 0800 249 555 to confirm your trip prior to your stay.

COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS apply to many tour operators at this time, please contact us for updated information as this changes daily.

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The Movies / Fiordland on Film

Operating since October 2004 the award winning 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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Fiordland Outdoors Company

Fiordland Outdoors Co. transports people to nature.

More than a booking service, we’re your local, stress-free journey planners in Fiordland. Talk to the team known for reliable local knowledge and superbly friendly service.

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.

Fiordland Outdoors Co. has grown to become Fiordland’s hub for track transport. We are a local family-run business, and since 2012, we’ve transported thousands of hikers, hunters and adventurers into Fiordland.



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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


Jet boat down the Waiau River with Fiordland Jet  to the deserted shores of Lake Manapouri – named NZ’s most beautiful lake – and walk in lush beech forest among Fiordland National Park. Travel through spectacular scenes from Lord of the Rings; see trout in crystal-clear waters; yet take time along the way to learn about the area and its rich history – all while enjoying the innate fun a jet boat has to offer – speed and spins! With a laid-back kiwi style, this tour is all about the people, the scenery and having FUN!

Helicopter, Bike, Walk & Seaplane Combos available – Great for every generation – Rated on TripAdvisor as Te Anau’s #1 Outdoor Activity!

Also offering 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.


Cruise Te Anau

Cruise Te Anau is an owner/operator family business sharing the undiscovered tranquil splendour that is Lake Te Anau to tourists & locals for over 16 years....

We operate a 55yr old 14m all New Zealand made Kauri vessel & offer a true Kiwi relaxed experience.

Our motto "Arrive as strangers...Depart as friends"

Discovery Cruise

Join Cruise Te Anau on our 3 hour Discovery Cruise to visit the South Fiord & Hidden Lakes on Lake Te Anau.

Peter will guide you on a short nature walk to discover 1 of the Hidden Lakes.

After the walk relax & enjoy the tranquil quite with a tea/coffee & muffins before making our way back to Te Anau.

Bay Cruise

Join Peter, your knowledgeable and experienced local skipper, for a 1 hour cruise around the Bay.

As we cruise along Peter will point out areas of interest combined with some of the history of Te Anau and the lake.

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Fiordland Historic Cruises

Faith is like stepping into a time machine,” explains guest Peter Johnson, “We enjoyed it so much that we came back the same day for the evening cruise!”

When you visit the South Island of New Zealand, you want to do everything. Even if you’re walking the Milford Track or spending a day driving to Milford Sound, you can also experience the breathtaking grandeur of Fiordland National Park from Lake Te Anau. Come sail on Faith.

Faith is a 19.7 metre (64.6 foot), wooden motor-sailer, built in 1935 in Scotland. She served in WW2, hosted Sir Winston Churchill, has sailed all over the world and now calls Lake Te Anau and Fiordland National Park her home. There’s no other boat like her in New Zealand and no better way to experience the tranquility of this famous World Heritage Area.

16 guests (maximum) relax on board, or up to 22 for private charters. You are treated to personalised commentary – no pre-recorded loudspeakers here! – with heartfelt hospitality, complimentary canapés and chilled refreshments.

Over two hundred 5-star TripAdvisor reviews make us blush with words like magical, superb, and amazing. Time and again our guests refer their friends and family to come sailing with us. Locals book Faith for celebrations and wedding photographs. Guests marvel at the embracing silence of South Fiord and the unspoilt beauty of the Hidden Lakes.


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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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