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Things to Do in Te Anau

Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Te Anau and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Te Anau activities? We have 25 tour ideas.


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Day Cruises

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Te Anau or Manapouri

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 177.84


Your Doubtful Sound adventure begins as you cruise the crystal clear waters of Lake Manapouri. Then it's over Wilmot Pass, stopping along the way to experience some of Fiordland's densest rainforest and to view the colorful alpine moss gardens before joining the 3-hour Doubtful Sound... Read More

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Te Anau Super Saver: Milford Sound Nature Cruise plus Te Anau Glowworm Cave Tour

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 2 days
Priced From: USD 159.61


With this Te Anau Super Saver, you'll be amazed by the natural wonders of New Zealand. On your first day, cruise Milford Sound and admire the dramatic scenery and wildlife. The next day, explore the magical wonderland of the Te Anau cave system and see the glowworms twinkling in the darkness. This... Read More

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Day Cruises

Te Anau Super Saver: Doubtful Sound Cruise plus Te Anau Glowworm Cave Tour

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 2 days
Priced From: USD 229.57


Be amazed by the wonders of New Zealand on this two-day Te Anau Super Saver. First, take a wilderness cruise on Doubtful Sound where the natural beauty will leave you breathless. The following day, explore the fascinating Te Anau cave system and see the twinkling lights of the glowworms in the... Read More

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Day Cruises

Full-Day Milford Sound Extraordinaire Tour from Te Anau

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 125.23


This full-day Milford Sound extraordinaire tour from Te Anau will have you traveling along the spectacular Milford Road. With fun commentary and plenty of local knowledge provided you will have a chance to see keas, seals, dolphins and the Fiordland crested... Read More

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Day Cruises

Morning Tea Cruise on Historic Motor Yacht from Te Anau

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 88.92


Join us for an elegant cruise on the historic motor yacht 'Faith' on Lake Te Anau. This relaxed 3-hour experience includes a guided walk in the Fiordland National Park, a delightful morning tea and refreshments, and cruising home under sail. You have 3 uniformed crew hosting you while on board, and... Read More

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Day Cruises

Afternoon Te Anau Cruise on Historic Motor Yacht

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 88.92


Join this tour for an elegant cruise on the historic motor yacht 'Faith' on Lake Te Anau. This relaxed 3-hour experience includes a guided walk in the Fiordland National Park, a delightful afternoon tea and refreshments, and cruising home under sail. You have 3 uniformed crew hosting you while on board, and 2 nature guides to show you the delights of New Zealand scenery. This option is restricted to 16 passengers to ensure a... Read More

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Day Cruises

Champagne Sightseeing Cruise on Lake Te Anau

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 88.92


Make your way down to Te Anau's historic wharf, and step aboard an elegant vessel on this 1.5-hour champagne cruise. Pause to appreciate the beauty of the era you're about to experience and celebrate the attention to detail and fine craftsmanship of the mid 1930's. Sit back and relax as you sail into the deep waters of Lake Te Anau. Allow yourself to be treated with champagne and canapés as the ancient... Read More

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Day Trips

Full-Day Milford Sound and Fiordland National Park Tour including Milford Sound Cruise and BBQ Lunch from Te Anau

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 133.38


Milford Sound is arguably the most scenic destination in New Zealand. Located in 3 million acres of the Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound is a must-see for any traveler. Magnificent untouched native forests and bush, pristine waterways and lakes, glacier and high peaks. After... Read More

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Day Trips

Milford Track Guided Day Walk from Te Anau

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 144.49


Soak up the magnificent scenery of the Milford Track on a one-day guided walk from Te Anau. Often described as one of the finest walks in the world, the Milford Track is a four day trip through the Fiordland National Park. This one-day option is a great choice if you don't have time to walk the entire Milford Track. On this day trip from Te Anau, you'll walk the first section of the Milford Track. Your nature guide... Read More

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Day Trips

Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Te Anau

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 120.78


Be mesmerized by the World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound on this full-day tour from Te Anau.

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Day Trips

Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Te Anau to Queenstown

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 156.35


Discover Milford Sound on a full-day trip from Te Anau to Queenstown. Travel through the beautiful Fiordland National Park and be mesmerized by the grandeur of this region.

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Day Trips

Fiordland Adventure Day Trip

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 690.05


Experience Fiordland from every angle with an action-packed day of trout fishing, jet boating, hiking and a scenic helicopter flight. With this package, you'll fish and jet boat the mighty Waiau River, fly over Fiordland National Park and hike a section of the famous Kepler Track – incredible locations all right on the doorstep of Te Anau. Enjoy the grand landscapes Fiordland is famous for by water, air and land, all in... Read More

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Day Trips

Small-Group Milford Sound Day Trip and Cruise from Te Anau

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 80.77


Discover Milford Sound on a full-day excursion that takes you to popular scenic spots around Fiordland National Park before the crowds arrive. Travel to Milford Sound for a boat cruise through the incredible beauty of this glacier-carved fjord. Look for wildlife and admire the stunning peaks and... Read More

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Eco Tours

Milford Sound Winter Tour with Cruise from Te Anau

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 125.97


Enjoy a leisurely, small group day excurison to Milford Sound during the winter months (May to September) from Te Anau. Travel through this spectacular winter wonderland, including an extended Nature Cruise along the full length of the fiord for an incredibly scenic day out!

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Fishing Charters & Tours

Half-Day Jet Boat Fishing Trip from Te Anau

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 440.89


Spend a little time fishing Te Anau's Waiau River with us in our purpose built jet boat and you'll take some very special memories home with you. We're passionate about sharing the joy of fishing and the beauty of our very special environment. And we take special pride in the fact that a Te Anau fishing trip will put a smile on your face whatever your age or level of fishing experience. We'd simply love to share some fishing... Read More

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Fishing Charters & Tours

Full-Day Jet Boat Fishing Trip from Te Anau

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 221.37


Spend a little time fishing Te Anau's Waiau River with us in our purpose built jet boat and you'll take some very special memories home with you. We're passionate about sharing the joy of fishing and the beauty of our very special environment. And we take special pride in the fact that a Te Anau fishing trip will put a smile on your face whatever your age or level of fishing experience. We'd simply love to share some fishing... Read More

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Full-day Tours

Full-Day Milford Sound Hiking Tour with Cruise

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 125.23


Enjoy a relaxed, small group day excursion to Milford Sound, including a nature boat cruise along the full length of the fiord to the Tasman Sea. Then select either a series of short walks and exploration with a local nature guide, or 2 1/2 hours hiking (unguided) on the renowned Routeburn Great Walk to Key Summit.

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Half-day Tours

Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 60.02


The fascinating Te Anau caves system on the western shore of Lake Te Anau offers an underground adventure that charms visitors of all ages. This tour takes you to a mysterious underground world of rushing water before drifting in silent darkness beneath the luminous shimmer of thousands of glowworms.

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Helicopter Tours

Doubtful Sound Scenic Helicopter Flight from Te Anau

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 416.81


Discover the beauty of the second largest Fiord in the Fiordland National Park.<br />Being 10 times larger than Milford Sound there is plenty to view in the helicopter from rugged granite mountains rising approximately 2000 m above sea level, hidden alpine lakes with rushing waterfalls and... Read More

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Helicopter Tours

Doubtful Sound and Dusky Sound Helicopter Flight from Te Anau

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 105 minutes
Priced From: USD 791.94


This scenic flight visits both Doubtful Sound and Dusky Sound. Two of Fourteen beautiful Fiords within the Fiordland National Park.<strong><br /></strong>Doubtful Sound is the second largest Fiord in the Fiordland National Park and is most popular next to Milford Sound.... Read More

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Helicopter Tours

Taste of Fiordland Scenic Helicopter Flight from Te Anau

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 20 minutes
Priced From: USD 166.72


Admire New Zealand's natural beauty from the air on this 20-minute scenic helicopter flight over Fiordland from Te Anau. Soar high over Fiordland with a guide and admire panoramic views over natural landmarks including Lake Manapouri, Lake Te Anau and the farmlands of the Te Anau basin.... Read More

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Helicopter Tours

Mountains and Lakes Helicopter Flight from Te Anau

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 273.24


This flight encompasses all things Fiordland – the mountains, large lakes, hidden alpine lakes, tussock lands and deep green forest.

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Hiking & Camping

Full-Day Routeburn Track Key Summit Guided Walk from Te Anau

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 140.79


Experience a full-day guided walk on the renowned Routeburn track from Te Anau to Key Summit, a New Zealand Great Walk. Ascending through lush forest and into a unique alpine herb field offering panoramic views, this walk offers an incredible day out in the heart of New Zealand`s... Read More

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Jet Boats & Speed Boats

Classic Jet Boat Adventure from Te Anau

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 88.92


Enjoy a 1-hour jet boat tour from Te Anau down the Upper Waiau River to beautiful Lake Manapouri in the Fiordland National Park a World Heritage Area in the South Island of New Zealand.During the tour your boat driver tells you about the history and geography of the area and you also have the opportunity to view 3 Lord of the Rings film locations.Once on Lake Manapouri you will... Read More

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Multi-day Cruises

Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise from Te Anau

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 2 days
Priced From: USD 265.28


An overnight cruise amidst spectacular Milford Sound, is a once in a lifetime experience. While on board the Milford Mariner you will cruise the full length of this spectacular fiord to the Tasman Sea before anchoring for the night in sheltered Harrison Cove.

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