Walking capital of the World
Wilderness capital of New Zealand

  • New Zealand Queenstown Fiordland Te Anau 1
  • New Zealand Queenstown Fiordland Milford Sound  1
  • New Zealand Queenstown Fiordland Takahe 1
  • New Zealand Queenstown Fiordland Fishing hunting 1
  • New Zealand Queenstown Fiordland Manapouri Lake 1
  • Te Anau, Fiordland: probably the most beautiful place in the world
  • Te Anau's jewel in the crown: our world-famous fiord at Milford Sound
  • Te Anau's takahe: big, blue, incredibly rare and you can see it here!
  • Te Anau, Fiordland: the natural home of anglers and hunters
  • Manapouri Lake and Lake Te Anau are where Fiordlanders live

Welcome to Te Anau and Manapouri, at the heart of Fiordland

The Fiordland towns of Te Anau and neighbouring Manapouri, built on the edge of pristine lakes surrounded by World Heritage-status mountains, are the living heart of Fiordland. 

We are the walking capital of the world and wilderness capital of NZ. We are the gateway to Fiordland National Park, home of the famous fiord at Milford Sound and the Milford track.

We are small but beautiful and vibrant communities, two hours from Queenstown. This is where Fiordlanders live, and Fiordland adventures start.  Get wild with us! 


Quiet, peaceful and famed for its clean air, Te Anau is perfect for families


Fiordlanders are up for it. Find out about our sports clubs


Te Anau's pristine lake has an active sailing club


Te Anau’s unique events demonstrate our community spirit


Great accommodation choices from farm stays to top class hotels

New Zealand Queenstown Fiordland guided walks 1

Get into our world heritage wilderness on a guided expedition


Kick back and relax and cruise our lakes and fiords


Te Anau is at the start of the only road to Milford Sound

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