Plan and prepare

Find out how to get to Lake Te Anau, and about facilities, weather and other information to help you plan your visit.

Getting there

Te Anau is considered the ‘gateway to Fiordland’ and can be reached by State Highways 6 and 94 from Queenstown or State Highways 1 and 94 from Invercargill. Regular bus services are available from these centres.

Getting there - Fiordland gives you more information on getting to Te Anau, and transport options.

The nearest larger towns are:

  • Invercargill (150 km, 2 hours), and
  • Queenstown (179 km, 2 hours 20 minutes).


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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 trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

Alerts for Fiordland places


Te Rua-o-te-moko / Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 249 7924
Address:   Fiordland National Park
Visitor Centre
Lakefront Drive
Te Anau 9600
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