Things to Do in Te Anau with Children

Top Family Friendly Things to Do & Kid Activities in Te Anau, New Zealand

Things to Do in Te Anau with Kids

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  • Jebelslaves
    Peregian Springs106 contributions
    We had an excellent day out at Milford as the night before we visited it had rained & there were literally scores of waterfalls all through the fiord....very magical.
    Written 5 June 2022
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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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  • flyingeagle2223
    Dunedin, New Zealand344 contributions
    Such a lovely national park, it is always amazing seeing the different places around New Zealand and seeing how the scenery always changed, Fiordland is very beautiful worth visiting over again, also many walks around this area.
    Written 8 June 2022
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  • KiwiKerry53
    Wellington, New Zealand4,579 contributions
    We wandered around the lake as well as taking a cruise on the Lake. Absolutely stunning scenery. The south island at its best.
    Written 28 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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  • Elaine B
    5 contributions
    This was a return visit after a few years
    This time there were fewer birds to observe. Wonder if this is because the kakapo have been relocated?
    Great to see the birds and a friendly staff member looking after their environment.
    Written 4 April 2022
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  • D P
    Wellington, New Zealand6,458 contributions
    We cycled through this park on the lake2lake cycle trail. It has lots on enclosures to keep predators out so that the birdlife could live there safely. Lots of signs with interesting facts about the native wildlife and region.
    We couldn’t stop but what I saw looked worthy of another visit when we return.
    Written 1 March 2021
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  • Barb L
    Dunedin, New Zealand465 contributions
    I went for a walk later afternoon, there are so many walking tracks you could spend a couple of hours in there. There are also mountain bike tracks, however I didn't encounter any riders.

    Lake Henry had wonderful reflections on it and there was an abundance of fungi to photograph as well as great views of the mountains if you climb to the top, it is not a significant climb.
    Written 5 May 2022
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  • dulaure
    3 contributions
    We loved this trip, had the most fabulous day. Great hosts, so informative and happy to answer all my questions about the area. Our five year old was happy spinning, ducking and diving in the jet too. The bike ride back was majestic and had plenty of time for a dip in the lake. Gorgeous!
    Written 23 May 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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  • robertgR8003SA
    Franklin, WI27 contributions
    A beautiful walk through pristine woods an the raod to Milford Sound. No mammals lived in New Zealand [except bats] until rats came ashore from Captain Cooke's boat in the 1700s.
    Written 31 May 2022
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  • DavidBurke
    Alexandra, New Zealand6 contributions
    We departed Te Anau wharf on the 6pm evening scenic cruise. From the moment we step on board the Faith we are made feel absolutely welcome and part of the Family.
    George and Adam showed my wife and I around the fully restored 1930 sailing ship with its ornate timber finishing's. The period sailing costumes warn by the 2 operators really set the tone for this adventure.
    The motoring across the lake was calm and smooth. We were offered some light refreshments and canapes which were delicious.
    We tried to get the shell we say the, old girl to sail when the sails were raised for our return but there was not enough wing and a 1930 sailing ship does not have foils. On the return Adam stood up the front of the ship and played the Bagpipes. Where else in the would could this happen
    We can not speak highly enough of George and Adan and the Faith. This adventure made our 4 days in Te Anau completely memorable.

    Thank you both very much.
    Written 7 November 2021
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  • Joseph Graham
    2 contributions
    Hunting drop off North Fiord.
    Good boat, friendly staff and great value. Good communication for pick up and no hassles with leaving your own boat tied up.
    Highly recommended
    Written 30 March 2022
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  • Richard L
    3 contributions
    From the initial enquiry right through the trip itself, Jane was super helpful, responsive, and professional. Simon was also really supportive and friendly, and patiently supported clients with a variety of needs. After our (personal) bikes needed some TLC following a wet day, he was kind enough to come down to the shop and help with some lube and adjustments.
    We booked with them to do the Around The Mountains and Lake To Lake trails, and both were spectacular! Stunningly scenic, and challenging (if you're riding conventional bicycles) I would whole-heartedly recommend this company!
    Written 22 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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