Getting to Te Anau

Te Anau township adjacent to Fiordland National Park

Te Anau, the 'Gateway to Fiordland'.

Trips & Tramps is based in Te Anau, an attractive town nestled beside the South Island's largest lake against a backdrop of wild mountains and lush native forest.

Te Anau is the closest town to Milford and Doubtful Sound, making it the perfect base for exploring this World Heritage Area.  Plus with of 3 of New Zealand's 9 Great Walks places on our back door step it has gained the reputation as 'The Walking Capital of the World'.  Fiordland is home to The Milford Track, Kepler Track and Routeburn Track.

With a variety of accommodation there is a bed for everybody's needs, whether it be a Luxury Lodge, hotel, motel, bed & breakfast, holiday park or backpackers. We do recommend you book in advance to save disappointment, especially in months of November through to mid March.

Local cafés and restaurants provide a range of dining options, and the opportunity to sample local Fiordland fare of venison, lobster and other seafood for any budget.

Te Anau offers seven day a week shopping facilities with competitively priced goods, including high quality apparel, gift and souvenir shops.

A full range of services exists within the town including ATM facilities, two major banks, service stations (offering fuel and workshop facilities), a medical centre and a dentist.

Getting to Te Anau

State Highways connect Te Anau from Queenstown, Dunedin and Invercargill. The following are recommended driving times.

Driving Times
Queenstown - Te Anau 2.5 hour driving time
Dunedin - Te Anau 4.0 hour driving time
Invercargill - Te Anau 2.0 hour driving time

By Coach

If you do not have access to a vehicle, or would prefer not to drive Te Anau has regular transport services. 

Private and on demand

Trips & Tramps can provide a charter service at compeitive rates for 2 - 16 people. Departures available from Queensown, Invercargill and Te Anau as requested.  We travel door to door on your time table and in our modern fleet of comfortable vehicles. Contact us for a compeitive obligation free quote.

Scheduled coach service

Tracknet offer a regular scheduled service, and in summer travel 3 times a day between Te Anau and Queenstown.  This is your most regluar service for details please visit their website

InterCity travel to Te Anau from Christchurch, Dunedin, Invercargill and Queenstown and return. This service is available daily, year round.

If you require assistance co-ordinating your transport, please do not hesitate to contact us.  Our local knowledge is second to none and we are happy to take the stress out of getting to Te Anau. We can also make all the reservations on your behalf so you have just one local contact so it is hassle free and you can concentrate on the fun stuff!