Facts - Te Anau - the gateway to the Fiordland National Park is only 2 hours drive from Queenstown. Situated on the shores of Lake Te Anau, one of the great Southern Lakes, this lively and pretty lakeside community bustles with cafés, shops, accommodation and activities . Te Anau is the nearest town to Milford and Doubtful Sounds as well as having the famous Milford and Kepler Great Walks on its doorstep. The name Te Anau is of Maori origin (Te Ana-au), meaning ‘rushing waters in a cave’ but the caves were only rediscovered in the 1940s. At 12,000 years old, the caves are relatively young and are still being formed by water action. These days they’re famous for the glowworm grotto deep inside. Manapouri - only 15 minutes drive from Te Anau, the township nestles beside what is renowned as New Zealand’s most beautiful lake. The lake’s dotted with over 30 small islands, covered in native bush and accessible by boat. Lake Manapouri, or ‘Lake of the Sorrowing Heart’, is the gateway to Doubtful Sound and home to part of the famous Kepler Track.Kidz Go Southern Lakes Family Guide
The Bridesmaids of New Zealand Lakes is the affectionate name often bestowed on Lake Te Anau, NZ’s second largest lake, and Lake Manapouri, the second deepest!
FIORDLAND FAMILY ACCOMMODATION We've researched dozens of accommodation options for your family travel to New Zealand. Whether you're heading for a hotel, campground, holiday park, motel, holiday home, self catering apartments or kiwi farmstay, we list options that welcome famiiles. Check out our great 'family stuff' pages for heaps of extras offered by the accommodation on these pages. NOTE Where nightly rates have been specified, these are minimum prices based on accommodation for 2 adults plus one extra. Prices do vary, depending on the time of year, length of stay and seasonal offers. This is a guide only. All establishments recommend booking ahead. We advise you to personally contact establishments for up to date information to suit the accommodation needs of your family.
Fiordland Holiday Parks and Campgrounds
Fiordland Holiday Homes
Fiordland Bed and Breakfasts
- 128 Te Anau Terrace, Te Anau
- 0800 249 746
- 03 249 7462
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Te Anau Top 10 Holiday Park is centrally located next to the pristine waters of Lake Te Anau and in the heart of Te Anau village (beat that for a picturesque and convenient location!) With a varied selection of modern and comfortable accommodation that ranges from powered campsites to family cabins and fully self-contained motel units there really is “a bed for every budget”. There are bicycles available to hire, and a professionally designed kids’ playground that will be a hit with the little ones. To complete the picture there is a delightful outdoor entertainment area with free gas BBQs and picnic tables to enjoy those long summer evenings that Fiordland is renowned for.... more