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Te Anau

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Best Time: November, March Read More

Ideal duration: 2 days

Nearest Airport: Manapouri Check Flights

"Gateway to Fiordland"

Te Anau Tourism

A small peaceful town in the south island of New Zealand

A gateway for hiking in the Fiordland national park, the town of Te Anau lies on the eastern shore of Lake Te Anau which is the largest lake in the south island and the second largest in New Zealand. The primary sources of income of Te Anau is tourism and agriculture.

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Language of Te Anau

English is the language of communication.

History of Te Anau

The settlement was surveyed first in 1893, but the town developed in 1953 after the Homer Tunnel and the road route to Milford was opened.

Nightlife in Te Anau

Te Anau is a primarily small town and does not offer much in the way of nightlife.

Shopping in Te Anau

Te Anau has stores to buy gears from in case one wishes to go hiking. These stores include - Outdoor Sports and Bev's Tramping Gear. Te Anau also has stores for standard gifts from New Zealand like 'I love New Zealand' tee shirts and stores selling local crafts like pottery and patchwork quilts. This town also has a free giveaway at the Shed every Saturday between 10 am and 2 pm where people can pick up books, clothing, toys absolutely free of cost and drop off things which they are not using. While this might seem more of a thing for locals to do than tourists, these giveaways might always have some hidden treasures that you might come across and acquire for no charge, so it is worth a look.

Currency in Te Anau

The New Zealand dollar is traditionally slightly lower than the Australian dollar. Better exchange rates are available onshore but it is advisable to have some local currency before landing. NZ$ is readiily available at most currency exchangers in the world.

Exchanging Money in Te Anau

Onshore exchange rates are more favorable. Most established places will accept plastic money though.

Daily Budget for Te Anau

Daily budget in a town like Te Anau will be around 50- 70 NZ$

Religion of Te Anau


Te Anau Customs

Te Anau has no unique local customs that need to be observed

Restaurants and Local Food in Te Anau

Te Anau is renowned for their wild food especially their venison and crayfish. Te Anau's venison is exported all over the world and the best places to try these at Te Anau are - Redciffe Caf_, The Fat Duck, Olive Tree caf_ and restaurant
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