Te Anau travel guide

Te Anau Tourism | Te Anau Guide

You're Going to Love Te Anau

With a population of 2.074, Te Anau is a must-see destination in Southland, New Zealand. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Te Anau deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

When to visit Te Anau

Te Anau in September
Estimated hotel price
$35
1 night at 3-star hotel
Te Anau in September
Estimated hotel price
$35
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Te Anau

Plane

Although Te Anau doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Queenstown Intl (ZQN), which is located 92 km from Te Anau. Queenstown Intl is the most popular, with regular flights from Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Finnair and other airlines departing from Australia. The shortest flight to Te Anau from Australia departs from Melbourne and takes around 3h 05m.

Car

Another option to get to Te Anau is to pick up a car hire from Queenstown, which is about 86 km from Te Anau. You’ll find branches of Mode Car & Camper Rentals and Snap Rentals, among others, in Queenstown.

Plane

Although Te Anau doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Queenstown Intl (ZQN), which is located 92 km from Te Anau. Queenstown Intl is the most popular, with regular flights from Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Finnair and other airlines departing from Australia. The shortest flight to Te Anau from Australia departs from Melbourne and takes around 3h 05m.

Car

Another option to get to Te Anau is to pick up a car hire from Queenstown, which is about 86 km from Te Anau. You’ll find branches of Mode Car & Camper Rentals and Snap Rentals, among others, in Queenstown.

Airports near Te Anau

Airlines serving Te Anau

British Airways
Good (4,540 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,307 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,961 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,122 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,467 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,864 reviews)
Finnair
Good (871 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (923 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (833 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,654 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (477 reviews)
China Eastern
Good (54 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (983 reviews)
Air China
Good (31 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (549 reviews)
EVA Air
Excellent (863 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,794 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (504 reviews)
Air New Zealand
Good (311 reviews)
Hawaiian Airlines
Good (1,592 reviews)
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Where to stay in Te Anau

Average rates range from around $147 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $379 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Te Anau

Most booked hotels in Te Anau

Distinction Luxmore Hotel
4 stars
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
$177+
Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas
4 stars
Good (7.5, Good reviews)
$197+

Hiring a car in Te Anau

Expect to pay $2.74 per litre in Te Anau (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $32.79 and $43.72.

Expect to pay $2.74 per litre in Te Anau (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $32.79 and $43.72.