Find out how to get to Lake Te Anau, and about facilities, weather and other information to help you plan your visit.
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:
You can access Fiordland National Park and many of its attractions by road via Te Anau by airplane, boat or walking. There are a number of commercial operators offering transport for visitors.
Find businesses that are DOC-approved to provide activities and services in Lake Te Anau.
Find out about options for travel and adventures around Fiordland National Park, including track transport for Great Walks and transport to Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound and more.
Find information on how to get to Fiordland National Park, what the weather is like, and tips for safety, including what gear you will need.
Enjoy fabulous Fiordland safely - read about outdoor gear you will need, leaving trip intentions, driving on unsealed roads, use of fire, weather conditions and track updates, hazardous conditions and more.
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