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Customer Travel Tips for Te Anau

68% Avg. city rating Rated by 29 customers

Activities / excursions 91%

Restaurants / eating out 63%

Shopping 49%

Chilling out / relaxing 86%

Getting around / public transport 67%

Sightseeing 86%

Culture 57%

Nightlife / partying 40%

Value for money 74%

Customer Travel Tips for Te Anau

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82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
82% Avg. rating


25 Dec 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Bring clothes for the rain.

Liked: The peace and nature.

Disliked: No.

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
78% Avg. rating


11 May 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Having your own car helps and stay longer than one night/24 hours.

Liked: The serenity .The location in relation to a range of activities and Fiordland area. The cinema, the people were all very friendly and cheery in conversation and in service.

Disliked: That my stay wasn't long enough.

58% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 40%
58% Avg. rating


10 Apr 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Small town, don't need to stay long

Liked: Proximity to the Kepler track

Disliked: Distance from other day hikes

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
64% Avg. rating


27 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Don't stay too long. The quading is pie shop we're awesome.

Liked: Very, very small place but with a pretty nice, adequate downtown and lots of fun activities nearby. The pie shop there is amazing.

Disliked: Not really. Quiet.

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
80% Avg. rating


30 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: If plan for trekking, Te Anau is your base camp

Liked: Quiet and relax

Disliked: Too Quiet (hahaha)

58% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 40%
58% Avg. rating


10 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Book in advance!

Liked: Lots of outdoor activities.

Disliked: Expensive tourist town, food is very pricey.

53% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
53% Avg. rating


31 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Customer Travel Tip: Te Anau suits visitors who enjoy the outdoors...and don't mind a little rain!

Liked: Beautiful lakefront

Disliked: Prices of food and activities are expensive.

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
73% Avg. rating


29 Dec 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: Use Southern Discoveries for Milford Sound tours.

Liked: Excursions

Disliked: No

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
64% Avg. rating


19 Nov 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Prepare for all weather changes.

Liked: Great hikes.

Disliked: No.

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
78% Avg. rating


23 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year City break Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Take the water taxi ($25 each way) from Te Anau across to Brod Bay for the Kepler track (Luxmore Hut day trip option). Even though you can technically walk there, you will likely find that the 2.5 hour walk back around the lake once you've finished takes the gloss off what is already a very big day. That's the advice that I was given, and I took it - some other people who were staying at the backpackers decided to walk the whole way and were really not too happy when they got back at the end of the day. Some even didn't make it up to the hut in time before they had to turn around and come back before it started getting dark.

Liked: Te Anau is the perfect place for access to Milford Sound and the famous "Great Walks" tracks: Kepler, Routeburn and Hollyford. Kepler in particular in close - you can actually walk to the track from the township itself - though that will add 2.5 hours each way to your journey; I recommend parting with the money for a quick water taxi instead. You can do Kepler as a day option too - just walk up to Luxmore Hut (and even the summit if time permits), then turn around and come back - it makes a good day walk. Te Anau is a very small town so there is no public transport - but everything is within walking distance, so it is fine. If you want to go to Milford Sound and the other tracks you have the option of either hiring a car, or there are companies that will take you there (I personally recommend Trips & Tramps). The locals are friendly, and Te Anau boasts spectacular scenery in its own right.

Disliked: The town is a bit of a sleepy hollow with no nightlife - the pubs and restaurants are few and very quiet, but this may have had something to do with the time of year I visited - the place probably comes a bit more to life in high season. That being said, people don't come to Te Anau for the nightlife, it is more for Milford Sound, tramping, and other outdoor activities. Wonderful place!

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
76% Avg. rating


19 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Go see the wildlife conservation place.

Liked: Good view of the lake. Very relaxing. The widlife reservation place was good.

Disliked: No.

56% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 20%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 20%
56% Avg. rating


18 Apr 2014

Customer Travel Tip: Nothing

Liked: Lake

Disliked: Boring

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 20%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 20%
64% Avg. rating


18 Apr 2014

Customer Travel Tip: Nothing

Liked: Lake

Disliked: Supermarket is expensive

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 20%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 60%
64% Avg. rating


26 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Ofcourse this must be the Kepler Track. A less popular, but nonetheless beautiful place to visit are the Mavora Lakes. Just 1 hour from Te Anau, 40 kilometre from the highway.

Liked: The closeness to the Kepler Track and beautiful Lake Te Anau on your doorstep.

Disliked: The remoteness from the living world.

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
80% Avg. rating


13 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Take the dusk trip to see the glow worms

Liked: The glow worm caves were beautiful and it's a good option if Milford Sound accommodation is booked up

Disliked: .

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
69% Avg. rating


08 Jan 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Spend a night here before going to Milford so that you can start your drive early and beat the busses and camper vans!

Liked: Fantastic hikes!

Disliked: You don't go for the town but rather the surroundings.

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 20%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
64% Avg. rating


03 Dec 2013

Customer Travel Tip: The river- and lake-walks in stunning nature and the glow-worm-cave-tour, best to take at sun-set..

Liked: Great small village next to the lake, everything in walking distance (even if you have to walk a bit sometimes). Many activities/excursions offered. Great for hiking.

Disliked: Well, it's a tourist village and thus everything is more expensive than in a normal place.

47% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 20%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
47% Avg. rating


17 Apr 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Nothing to add

Liked: Proximity to Milford Sound

Disliked: No

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
71% Avg. rating


20 Mar 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Well worth spending a few days here, and if you are planning on visiting Milford/Doubtful Sound, then it is really the only place to base yourself.

Liked: Beautiful lake, small friendly town, perfect for relaxing and a good location to reach Milford Sound from.

Disliked: It can get very windy, but this is to be expected given it's location.

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


04 Feb 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Plan to stay for more than one day.

Liked: A nice place to stop for a few days, good facilities.

Disliked: Nothing

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68% Avg. city rating Rated by 29 customers

Activities / excursions 91%

Restaurants / eating out 63%

Shopping 49%

Chilling out / relaxing 86%

Getting around / public transport 67%

Sightseeing 86%

Culture 57%

Nightlife / partying 40%

Value for money 74%

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