ⓘ Te Anau


ⓘ Te Anau

Te Anau is a town in the Southland region of the South Island of New Zealand. It is on the eastern shore of Lake Te Anau in Fiordland. Lake Te Anau is the largest lake in the South Island and within New Zealand second only to Lake Taupo. The 2013 census recorded the towns population as 1.911. The town has a wide range of accommodation, with over 4.000 beds available in summer.

Tourism and agriculture are the predominant economic activities in the area. Lying, as it does on the borders of Fiordland national Park, is the gateway to the reserve is famous for tramping and spectacular scenery. Many tourists come to Te Anau to visit the famous nearby fiords of Milford Sound and Doubtful sound. The city is also used as a base for those doing the Milford track and Kepler track, the last time a 4-day cycle from Te Anau. Visitors also participated in activities such as kayaking, Cycling, Jet boating, fishing and hunting, farm tours and sea plane / helicopter tour. In 2014, readers of a new magazine for placement in the desert voted Te Anau as the best place in New Zealand tramping opportunities for Hiking.

Grows on the Western shores of lake Te Anau, the Kepler and Murchison mountains, is evident from the Te Anau. Many species of birds are also on the local level, in particular, Takahe are endangered that can be found in the Park Fiordland wildlife. The Department of conservation office in Te Anau is active in protecting endangered native birds

Te Anau hosted Kepler challenge in early December each year.

Te Anau connected by highway with Invercargill to the Southeast, Queenstown to the northeast, Gore to the East, and Manapouri to the South. It is at the beginning of the Milford road section of state highway 94, which leads to Milford Sound, which lies 120 kilometers to the North.

Local attraction is the Te Ana-AU caves across lake Te Anau from the town. The caves include an underground Grotto of fireflies that can be seen from the punt during the daily excursions.

Te Anau has two schools, Fiordland College and Te Anau primary school.