Lake Te Anau
Lake Te Anau is a beautiful lake with a stunning mountain backdrop in Fiordland National Park, part of Te Wāhipounamu - South West New Zealand World Heritage Area.
Te Anau is the closest town to world-famous Milford Sound (2 hours drive), and the start of the Kepler Track and Milford Track (Great Walks).
Lake Te Anau is wonderful for many family and water activities, including great access for boating, fishing and kayaking.
Be inspired to visit Lake Te Anau, which offers fantastic scenery, access to Fiordland National Park and two Great Walks, excellent boating and fishing, and is family friendly.
Lake Te Anau is a great place for lots of activities including walking, tramping, boating, fishing, hunting, kayaking, mountain biking, swimming and more.
In the Te Anau area you can stay at two DOC campsites, as well as DOC huts and campsites on the Kepler Track, and many commercial options in the Te Anau township or Te Anau Downs.
Find out how to get to Lake Te Anau, and about facilities, weather and other information to help you plan your visit.
Milford Sound/Piopiotahi is in the northwest of Fiordland National Park. Find out more about this breathtaking location, the activities you can enjoy there, tracks and walks, and places to stay.
Enjoy images of the beautiful Lake Te Anau area.
Find businesses that are DOC-approved to provide activities and services in Lake Te Anau.
Weather and climate in Fiordland
DOC maps: Discover the outdoors - DOC's key places, campsites, tracks and huts, and visitor centres on a map
Check, Clean, Dry between waterways and stop the spread of didymo.
Didymo controls in Fiordland National Park
Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:1. Plan your trip2. Tell someone3. Be aware of the weather4. Know your limits5. Take sufficient supplies
Alerts for Fiordland places