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The best of Te Anau is right here! 5 activities not to miss on your next visit

Te Anau is known as the gateway to Fiordland National Park, but there is much more to it than just a stop over on the way to Milford Sound.

Take a look at some of the top activities available next time you're in town!

Te Anau Glowworm Caves

Head underground into Te Anau’s vast cave network and experience the magic of hundreds of glow worms. A beautiful, other-worldly experience, the Te Anau glow worm caves offer an insight to the areas geological history – learn about the formation of the limestone caves and passageways and marvel at the unique glow worm population shimmering overhead.

Fiordland Cinema

The award-winning Fiordland Cinema was designed and constructed as a space to showcase the locally filmed ‘Ata Whenua – Shadlowland’, a half hour film that brings the stunning Fiordland National Park to life before you – soar over mountains, dip down over glacial lakes and fly over deer and native birdlife in what is a spectacular exhibition of this beautiful corner of New Zealand. The Fiordland Cinema screens Ata Whenua regularly, as well as showings of the latest in cinema releases for locals and visitors to enjoy.

Miles Better Pies

Head to Miles Better Pies in Te Anau for one of the best pies in New Zealand! There is a range of delicious flavours to choose from including venison, thai chicken, apple - the list goes on. Grab a hot pie and head down to the lake front to enjoy your tasty treat.

Punanga Manu o Te Anau: Te Anau Bird Sanctuary

The Te Anau Bird Sanctuary is a great place to stop in with the family on a day out in Te Anau. Free to visit, see the rare New Zealand takahe up close, and marvel at all the other beautiful native birds. Get there at 9.30am (summer) or 10.30am (winter) to catch the local DOC (Department of Conservation) ranger feeding the birds, and learn more about the different species found in Fiordland.

Kepler Track: 3-4 days, 60 kilometres

If you’re looking for a more challenging adventure, pack your backpack and head out to the Kepler Track! With outstanding views over Fiordland National Park, this 3-4 day walk takes you through 60 kilometres of stunning Fiordland wilderness. Relax and snooze in the DOC huts along the way and enjoy all the incredible beauty of the region.