The largest of the southern glacial lakes, Lake Te Anau covers an area of 344Km2. Most of Lake Te Anau is within the boundaries of Fiordland National Park and the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site. At the township of Te Anau you'll find operators who can take you cruising or kayaking. You can also visit the Te Ana-au glowworm caves, which are still geologically active. Two of New Zealand’s great walks start at the lake. The world renowned Milford Track starts at its northern tip, while the popular Kepler Track starts and ends at the lake’s south end, within walking distance from Te Anau town centre. The tracks offer a sense of freedom and inspiration to rival any in the world.
Tours in the region (click on a photo to get a tour details):