Activities for a Rainy Day in Te Anau

What to Do in Te Anau When it Rains

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  • flyingeagle2223
    Dunedin, New Zealand344 contributions
    This was a lovely trip and tour, tour guide on the boat over to the cave was great and informative, gave lots of great information about Lake Te anau and the Fiordland national park. Logan our guide in the cave to see the glow worms was also really good, great trip all around and worth it too check out.
    Written 8 June 2022
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  • Katie D
    Brighton and Hove, UK375 contributions
    Almost drove right by it! There is a little car park which has a footpath going around to the Chasm, a boarded walk over so you get a good view.
    Written 3 February 2021
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  • Cathy J
    Christchurch, New Zealand8 contributions
    A comprehensive display of vintage machinery and tractors, with working workshop - friendly staff and nominal entry fee.
    Written 18 April 2022
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  • Bazza
    Nelson, New Zealand1 contribution
    Hello Ray,
    Thank you so much for an amazing experience today, from the minute you picked us up to drop off ( right to the van)!
    You have over delivered on all our expectations for our day out in New Zealand’s beautiful playground..
    Your humour, knowledge and yet personal hosting was a real treat.
    You should be very proud of what you provide to your customers, I have travelled the globe, and Fiordland Tours is World Class.
    We will spread the good news of what you can offer.
    These are tough times for your industry and wish you all the very best for the new season that is coming.

    Kind regards
    Barry and Pauline

    Barry Kingston
    15 Kakenga Rd
    Stoke
    Nelson 7011
    0274109743
    Written 23 May 2022
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  • MarknJanice
    Hanmer Springs, New Zealand84 contributions
    As part of a 3 week trip around the South Island my wife and I had always wanted to do a trip to Milford Sound. We chose VIP Tour because of their great reviews and were not disappointed.
    By arrangement Reece picked us up in an 18 seat tour van from our accommodation. There were a total of 11 in our bus that day. We had paid for a packed lunch which was worth the extra small cost.
    Reece, the friendly driver was a fountain of knowledge having done the tour for over 20 years. The scenery was amazing; we stopped at various places going to and on the way back from Milford Sound so Reece could show us various points of interest.
    Given that in the peak tourist times before Covid there were daily, approx 100 buses going to and fro from Milford but on our day there was our group plus a small group from another bus in the car park at Milford which had spaces for scores of buses.
    On our boat trip I counted about 25 people including a few kids. The boat's captain through out the trip told us of various points of interest pointing out penguins on the shore, seals basking on the rocks or pods of dolphins which came up to the side of the boat and put a real show on. You could almost reach out and touch them.
    We were lucky in that the day was brilliantly fine and the sea was calm. There were the usual waterfalls to see and these are amazing but of course when it is raining there are a lot more.

    All in all it was an amazing trip which we thoroughly enjoyed and would recommend to anyone.
    Written 14 December 2021
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  • Happygal83
    4 contributions
    We watched Nightmares Alley. It was an interesting movie.. the experience was well worth it.
    Friendly, accommodating staff. Big oversize comfortable seats.. plenty of room for snack. Nice size modern cinema. Bonus was having drinks at the cinema. Had a chocolate cocktail which was heavenly.. and they bring it in to you.. what service. I like that they had an intermission.. highlight of our trip.
    Written 12 February 2022
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  • kiwiflyer10
    auckland164 contributions
    Loved our trip to the Milford sound. Long day but definitely worth it. Bus was comfortable and commentary was informative but not boring. Gabe the driver knew the roads well and we stopped and took lots of good photos on the way there. Cruise was really good. Saw countless amounts of waterfalls as it was raining. Couldn’t hear commentary inside the boat but staff were happy to answer questions. Trip back into Queenstown was good as there was no commentary - time to relax.
    Written 17 April 2021
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  • Tarn
    3 contributions
    We had the best time on our overnight cruise. Everything was fabulous - the crew, the food, the boat, the other guests, the weather, the fishing & kayaking, and of course the spectacular sounds! Love, love, loved James!
    Highly recommended!
    Written 3 June 2022
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  • AntipodeanGirlNZ
    Timaru, New Zealand1 contribution
    Great fun. Took the kids (12 & 10) and they loved it. Really well set up and the staff member was very nice and helpful when we need a hint. Highly recommend.
    Written 22 April 2022
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  • Angela B
    Paraparaumu, New Zealand4 contributions
    Love this company. Arrived in Queenstown airport to do the Routeburn and discovered two packs plus our walking poles hadn't arrived. The airport was less than helpful. Rang Tracknet who told me there is an agreement with the airport where they will put our gear (when it turns up) on the 6am Tracknet bus and take it to Te Anau around 9.15am free of charge. Such a relief as the airport was saying it would cost $1,000 per pack to courier it out! They were fantastic to book with; really accommodating picking us up from the airport then collecting us the following day from our accomodation to take us to the start of the track. When we looked at options to store our 'after tramp holiday bags' they again were great, taking our bags from Te Anau to Queenstown and storing them for $15 per bag. Would definitely use them again.
    Written 29 March 2022
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  • Catherine S
    1 contribution
    The communication was excellent as I booked while out of town.
    The clinic is clean and has a welcoming feel to it.
    The massage was on point.
    Written 19 January 2022
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  • Sarndra O
    North Shore, New Zealand26 contributions
    The atmosphere, service and meal at Redcliff were top notch. Our hostess was amazing - sorry didn't get your name. We had the wild hare backstrap and it was a highlight. OMG AMAZING.
    Written 7 June 2022
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  • mmm
    8 contributions
    What a lovely spot, with great, locally brewed beer on tap, and a fantastic selection of spirits and cocktails.
    Written 30 November 2021
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