"Te Anau" Southland Tip by grets

Southland, New Zealand: 9 reviews and 18 photos

  The takahe
by grets

The town of Te Anau and its namesake lake are near the bottom of South Island. This is probably the furthst south we are ever likely to go - that is if we don't get to Antactica (which we later have).

Lake Te Anau is New Zealand's second largest lake at 53km long and 10km wide. The name means cave of rushing water and comes from some caves on the west side of the lake.

There are lots of activities available here at Te Anau, including trekking, kayaking, mounatin biking, jet skiing, fishing, caving and cruises.

One of our favourites was the Wildlife Centre, where you can the the rare takahe, a flightless bird which was considered extinct until 1948, and the native New Zealand owl, the morepork.

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  • Written Sep 16, 2004
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