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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 38 tour ideas.


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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Westray Adventures - Horse Treks

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 1 to 2 hrs
Priced From: USD 71.19


Come and ride with us at Westray Adventures. We are located near the lakeside township of Te Anau, and can offer stunning 360 degree panoramic views over the lake and mountain ranges of the world renowned Fiordland World Heritage Park. Take a tour through our working farm and say hello to some of our horses, sheep and cattle. The relaxed horse ride is suitable for beginners as well as... Read More

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Westray Adventures - Quad Bikes

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 89.92


Come and ride with us at Westray Adventures. We are located near the lakeside township of Te Anau, and can offer stunning 360 degree panoramic views over the lake and mountain ranges of the world renowned Fiordland World Heritage Park. Take a tour through our working farm and say hello to some of our horses, sheep and cattle. The relaxed Quad tour is suitable for beginners as well as experienced... Read More

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Half Day Small Group Mavora Lakes 4WD Expedition from Te Anau

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 131.13


Enjoy a half day small group expedition around Mavora Lakes, one of the gems of the Southern Lakes district. You will be driving the famous Wild Rides 'Wilder Beast' comfortable 4WD vehicle. There will be plenty of water crossings and will even spend time driving through the lake itself when the... Read More

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Full-Day Fly Fishing in Fiordland

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 895.45


<strong>Join us for a distinctly Fiordland fishing experience on the Waiau River you won't forget in a hurry.</strong><ul><li>Perfect chance to battle bountiful, aggressive Fiordland rainbow and wily brown trout.</li><li>Using our boat provides us with superior maneuverability for top results drift fishing the river or accessing beaches and islands on the... Read More

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Half Day Fly Fishing in Fiordland

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 445.85


<strong>Join us for a distinctly Fiordland morning or afternoon fishing experience on the Waiau River you won't forget in a hurry.</strong><ul><li>Perfect chance to battle bountiful, aggressive Fiordland rainbow and wily brown trout.</li><li>Using our boat provides us with superior maneuverability for top results drift fishing the river or accessing beaches and... Read More

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City Tours

Te Anau - Manapouri Cycle Trail

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 3 to 4 hrs
Priced From: USD 52.45


A half day trail ride along the Te Anau - Manapouri cycle trail. Grade 1 - 2. Arguably the most beautiful and scenic bike trail in New Zealand. Get dropped at the end of the trail and ride back at your own pace. This stunning trail runs through the Fiordland National Park and is one of the only two trails/roads where bikes are allowed in the Fiordland National Park.

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City Tours

Lake2Lake Cycle Trail River Taxi

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 59.20


<strong>Complete your cycle trail adventure with a river journey by jet boat<br /> </strong><br />The Lake2Lake Cycle Trail is of standout quality, opening up access to stunning Fiordland landscapes, right on the doorstep of the township of Te Anau.The trail length is around 19km starting from the township of Te Anau, running alongside the lake then meets up with the... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Twin Lakes HeliJet

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 336.45


After a thrilling jet boat trip down the Waiau River to Lake Manapouri, get picked up on the shore of the Waiau by your helicopter and embark on an unparalleled experience! Helicopter across the&nbsp;shore of Lake Te Anau up to Jackson Peaks, elevated at 1622 metres above sea level. You will then land on Jackson peaks and marvel at the stunning scenery of&nbsp;Fiordland National Park. Take time to capture plenty of... Read More

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Day Cruises

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Te Anau

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 191.08


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 Cruise that takes in the most dramatic scenery of Doubtful Sound.

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Day Cruises

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

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 2 days
Priced From: USD 161.41


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 240.84


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

Milford Sound Discover More Package

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 59.95


If you're looking for an experience that's truly authentic, more insightful and completely personal – this is it! <br />Discover More is the longest and best value cruise experience, including a choice of Encounter Nature or Nature Cruise, a visit to the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory and a tasty Picnic Lunch. Cruise with a specialist nature guide who will passionately share their local knowledge... 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 126.64


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 89.92


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 89.92


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 89.92


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 134.88


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 146.12


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 122.14


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 158.11


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 697.82


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

Milford Sound Coach & Nature Cruise with Buffet Lunch from Te Anau

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 141.62


Journey in comfort on one of our brand new, glass-roof coaches and take in incredible, panoramic views on the road to Milford Sound. Enjoy entertaining commentary, and let us show you the best stops along the way as you connect seamlessly to your Milford Sound... Read More

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Day Trips

Milford Sound Coach & Scenic Cruise ex Te Anau with International Buffet Lunch

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 134.13


Journey in comfort on one of our brand new, glass-roof coaches and take in incredible, panoramic views on the road to Milford Sound. The overland journey is a spectacular showcase of sheer mountains and towering cliffs, rugged valleys and the native rain forest surrounded by spectacular waterfalls... 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 104.16


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 126.64


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 in Fiordland

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 445.85


<strong>A true Kiwi experience; trout fishing and jet boating, it's a must do on your NZ holiday!</strong>Our jet boat fishing trips are perfect for everyone to get involved in this outdoor adventure, offering an exciting introduction to NZ trout fishing, and, not to mention a jet boat journey along the river. No experience required, and it's loads of fun for any age or ability. Your... Read More

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Fishing Charters & Tours

Full-Day Jet Boat Fishing in Fiordland

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 895.45


<strong>A true Kiwi experience; trout fishing and jet boating, it's a must do on your NZ holiday!</strong>Our jet boat fishing trips are perfect for everyone to get involved in this outdoor adventure, offering an exciting introduction to NZ trout fishing, and, not to mention a jet boat journey along the river. No experience required, and it's loads of fun for any age or ability. Your... 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 126.64


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 69.69


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 421.50


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 830.36


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 248.69


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

Milford Sound Helicopter Flight

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 105 minutes
Priced From: USD 838.79


Milford Sound is the most popular fiord in New Zealand with mountains, hidden lakes, views of the famous Milford Track and the iconic Mitre Peak rising vertically from sea. Enjoy all of the extraordinary views on offer from taking to the sky in a helicopter.

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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 142.37


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 South... Read More

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Movie & TV Tours

Experience the best of Fiordland in 32 mins - watch the movie ’Ata Whenua’

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 32 minutes
Priced From: USD 7.49


The 32 minute movie, 'Ata Whenua - Shadowland' (also known as Fiordland on Film) takes you to the remote parts of Fiordland that you won't otherwise get to see.<br />An unforgettable journey of discovery through Fiordland's 'World Heritage' wilderness, captivating you with the... 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 298.98


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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Other Water Sports

Pure Wilderness ’a journey through Fiordland’

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 104.16


Enjoy the thrill of jet boating down the majestic trout filled Waiau River, to the serene Lake Manapouri, step foot into Fiordland National Park and learn all about this unique location.<br /><br />Suddenly, find yourself out on the breath-taking Lake Manapouri. Surrounded by mountains... Read More

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Other Water Sports

Beach to Bay

Te Anau, New Zealand
Duration: 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 36.72


Prepare yourself for 30 minutes of a fast and thrilling jet boat ride across Lake Te Anau towards Dock Bay for an up-close peek into&nbsp;Fiordland National Park. Lots of spins, spray and laughter!<br /><br />Straight from our office - lakefront in the heart of Te Anau - you'll step aboard your jet boat and be off! Speed across picturesque Lake Te Anau - the largest of the southern glacial lakes, surrounded by... Read More

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