Te Anau is the gateway to the Fjords
Te Anau is a small service town, with friendly locals, shopping, lakeside walks, supermarkets, a photo shop, and of course restaurants and cafes.
All of the coach and bus connections to Milford Sound, Milford Track, Kepler Track, Routeburn Track, Milford Sound, and Doubtful Sound via Lake Manapouri can pick people up in Te Anau.
How long is the journey between Te Anau and Milford Sound?
A comfortable drive for a family from Lake Te Anau to Milford Sound will take between 2.5 hours and 3 hours, with a toilet stop, and a few photos taken.
What are the Biggest Attractions here?
This area is the heart of the Southern Lakes District.
So there are lakeside walks, river-lake jet boat tour, cycle trails, the Kepler Track Great Walk, and the Glow Worms Cave, to name just a few of the things to do in and near the town.
Lions Park public playground would be the envy of many a town or city. From a Tokyo perspective it is massive!
The Town is named after the Te Anau-au, which is the Maori name for the Glow Worms cave.