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Te Anau Travel Guide

Te Anau is a picturesque town in New Zealand that will make for an unforgettable vacation. This town is on the shores of Lake Te Anau and boasts endless opportunity for outdoor recreation. A lot of outdoorsy people wanting to go on an adventure stay in Te Anau for the Fiordland National Park. Despite its natural setting, there is some shopping opportunities in Te Anau to enjoy, too. When it comes to dining, there are local and relaxed cafés, as well as dining al fresco with a view. Favorite local dishes include seafood, in particular, lobster.

Things to Do in Te Anau

Lake Te Anau is an unforgettable, picturesque lake that is just waiting to be explored. In fact, it is the biggest freshwater lake in Australasia. Not only can visitors see it with their own eyes, but they can also go on a cruise here. The magical Glow Worm Caves are something special, with the light from the glow worms illuminating the rocks. There are boats going on tours on the underground river. Of course, visitors can’t come to Te Anau and not visit Fiordland National Park. There are miles of trails to discover the mountains and fiords, as well as the ice lakes. For kayaking, head to the Milford Sound. Animal lovers can also visit the Te Anau Bird Sanctuary.

Best Time to Visit Te Anau

The best time to visit Te Anau is during the summer when there is good weather. Remember, New Zealand's summer is from November to February.

Price and Availability Index in Te Anau

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Te Anau is in February, while the cheapest month is in July. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Te Anau is in the high season in February. Te Anau has its low season in June, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Te Anau tends to be Friday, while the most expensive day tends to be Tuesday. Vacation homes in Te Anau tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Wednesdays.

The weather in Te Anau

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Te Anau. The warmest months in Te Anau are August and January, when temperatures reach 95 ˚F. The coolest month is July, when temperatures drop to 22 ˚F. The wettest month in Te Anau is May with 11.52 inches of rain, while the driest month is November with 0.02 inches of rain.

Vacation Rentals in Te Anau

At AllTheRooms.com we have accommodations from all of your favourite providers - Airbnb, Agoda, Homeaway and more. We have 3268 vacation rentals, hotels and other accommodation types in Te Anau ranging from budget options to luxury places to stay. For those traveling on a budget, the cheapest place to stay in Te Anau is available at $null per night. On average, a place to stay in Te Anau will cost you $124 per night.

Those looking to get some work done during their trip to Te Anau can pick from 484 places to stay that provide WiFi. 150 places to stay include a breakfast. Choose from 8 places to stay that provide gym facilities, so you won't miss a single workout. If you are driving to Te Anau, you'll want to pick from 560 places to stay that provide parking. We have 14 places to stay that have a pool or jacuzzi.

Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 60 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.

AllTheRooms aggregates vacation rentals, hotels and other unique accommodation types from 6 providers in Te Anau, including 464 places to stay from Airbnb, 68 accommodations from Agoda and 64 places to stay from Homeaway

1892 of our places to stay in Te Anau have been rated by previous guests. They rated 82% as excellent or good. 872 places to stay in are instantly bookable.

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