Things to Do in Te Anau

Introducing Te Anau attractions and activities you might like

We live in Te Anau and we love living here. So maybe we’re biased. But we think you’d be crazy to visit Fiordland without trying some of the many things to do in Te Anau. We’ve put together a list of Te Anau attractions that you shouldn’t miss.

Great ways to spend an morning / afternoon / evening before you jump on that bus or after you arrive back from your Fish Jet adventure or one of Fiordland’s attractions …

Places to Eat

Hungry? Te Anau may be small but we cater to your food requirements pretty well. Recommended Te Anau restaurants.

Paid Activities & Attractions

‘Ata Whenua’/’Shadowland’ at Fiordland Cinema: Visit places in Fiordland few people reach and see rare sites from the comfort of a cinema seat. This famous 32 minute film is ‘Mysterious, evocative, exhilarating and utterly spectacular, filmed across extremes of season, climate and terrain … ‘ — Only $10 and an essential part of even the shortest Fiordland visit.

Livesky – Night Star Gazing at Astronomy Fiordland: Taking 1.5 hours, this evening of sky gazing takes advantages of our clear skies and includes pick up and a free hot drink. Fun, educational and intimate, being for small groups, this activity offers you a whole new perspective on the universe as seen in the stars. — $45 for Adults & $35 for children under 15.

Te Anau Glow Worm Caves with Real Journeys: An iconic Te Anau activity, a visit to the glow worm caves takes you and your small group into a fantastically beautiful underground world. The trip is 2hrs & 15 mins and includes a cruise across lake Te Anau and a small boat trip into the grotto where the glow worms do their spectacular business. — $75 per person and operating day and night.

Hire a Quadricycles or Bike from Te Anau Mini Golf: Littlies love the quadricycles but older kids might prefer a little peddling independence. Either way, an easy bike ride round town is great family fun and a good way to take in the local sites. Combine a ride with a game of mini golf and you have them occupied for an afternoon or morning.

Free Things to Do

Te Anau Birdpark/Lakeshore Walk: An easy walk and a great way to take in some of the local scenery — great lake views.

Day Walking on the Kepler Track: No time to take in one of Fiordland and New Zealand’s great walks? Take a day walk on the Kepler to Dock Bay or Brod Bay to experience some of the magic of this very special track. (Guided options are available but a guide is not required.)

Ivon Wilson Park/Lake Henry fishing for kids: Great picnic spot and activity for kids with fishing rods available to hire.

Wondering what to do while you are in Te Anau? Contact us and we’ll point you in the right direction.