Fiordland and Te Anau Holidays

Holidays to Te Anau and Fiordland take you to an area often said to be the walking and sightseeing capital of the world. Te Anau is located in Fiordland National Park, on New Zealand’s South Island, and is home to the country’s largest lake.

A holiday in Fiordland is ideal for adventurers, with beautiful rainforests, glow worm caves and mountain ranges to be explored. Golf lovers can tee off at Te Anau Golf Club, while foodies will find gourmet restaurants which sit alongside relaxed cafés in the town. Pick up local handicrafts and souvenirs, including sheepskins and leather goods, as well as clothes and trinkets.

The heart of nature can be found in Fiordland and Te Anau

At Hayes & Jarvis we’ll help you discover the best of the area on your holidays in Te Anau and Fiordland. We use over 65 years of expertise to help you choose the best activities for your visit.

Discover the best of this wonderful country on our 15 day New Zealand Getaway tour. Starting in Auckland and ending in Christchurch, stop in Fiordland along the way and take one of the most beautiful Alpine drives to Milford Sound before enjoying a fascinating boat trip. Alternatively, our Rail, Cruise and Coach Grand Pacific tour allows you to see Te Anau’s Glow Worm Caves and its pretty town centre.


Destination Highlights
  • Kayak Lake Te Anau
  • See the Glow Worm Caves
  • Fiords of Milford Sound
  • Hike the mountains
  • Enjoy gourmet cuisine
  • Try a fishing cruise

Time Zone

+13 hours (GMT)


New Zealand Dollar

Visa Information

UK citizens or passport holders do not need visas for trips up to six months



Health Information

No mandatory vaccinations required. It's important to contact your GP for latest recommendations

Fiordland and Te Anau Attractions

  • Fiordland National Park

    Fiordland National Park is a spectacular stretch of world heritage landscape full of mountains and luscious valleys, sparkling lakes and ancient forests. The park stretches out over 1.2 million hectares and includes protected plants and wildlife, including flightless birds, parrots and more. In the rivers you’ll find native fish and New Zealand jade (pounamu) as well as crystal clear waters perfect for kayaking.

  • Milford Sound

    This pristine stretch of clear, deep waters is home to emerald green rainforests, thundering waters and spectacular wildlife. The only fiord in New Zealand, it remains unspoilt thanks to its UNESCO World Heritage status. Take a boat trip, kayak or even scuba dive through the fiord where you can see seals, dolphins, penguins and even rare black coral reefs.

  • Te Anau Glow Worm Caves

    Take a boat across Lake Te Anau to the extensive network of caves which date back over 12,000 years. Created by the river and offering a unique combination of swirling shapes, you can wander through the caves or take a boat ride and admire the spectacular glow worms as they twinkle on the ceilings.

  • Lake Te Anau

    Lake Te Anau is the second largest lake in New Zealand and is surrounded by three fiords and beautiful hills. It’s ideal for those wanting to try water sports, including kayaking trips and boat trips. The local wildlife centre is home to protected local bird species, including kaka, wood pigeons, parakeets, takahe and weka, where you can learn about these unique animals and the dangers which face them.