Top things to do

Top Choice Modern NZ in Te Anau

Redcliff Cafe

Housed in a replica settler’s cottage, relaxed Redcliff offers generous fine-dining in a convivial atmosphere backed by sharp service. The predominantly locally sourced food is truly terrific: try the wild venison o…
Top Choice Fast Food in Te Anau

Miles Better Pies

The bumper selection includes venison, lamb and mint, and fruit pies. There are a few pavement tables, but sitting and munching beside the lake is nicer.
Sports & Outdoors in Te Anau

Bev’s Tramping Gear Hire

Lovely Bev walks the talk, hires tramping and camping equipment, and sells dehydrated meals. From May to October she's only open by prior arrangement.
Sports & Outdoors in Te Anau

Outside Sports

Tramping and camping equipment for sale, or hire, plus bike rental (half-/full day $30/50).
Bar in Te Anau

Fat Duck

This corner bar with pavement seating is a sound choice for supping a pint or two of Mac's beer. The kitchen dishes up marginally trendy gastropub and cafe fare, opening for breakfast daily in summer.
Cafe in Te Anau

Sandfly Cafe

Clocking the most local votes for the town's best espresso, simple but satisfying Sandfly is a top spot to enjoy an all-day breakfast, soup, sandwich or sweet treat, while listening to cruisy music or sunning yourse…
Supermarket in Te Anau

Fresh Choice Supermarket

A decent-sized supermarket right in the middle of town.
Pub in Te Anau

Ranch Bar & Grill

Popular with locals for its generous pub meals, head to the Ranch for a quality Sunday roast dinner ($15), Thursday jam night or a big sports match.
Pub in Te Anau


Head to this rough-edged waterfront bar for a late-afternoon beer and bar snacks on the patio.
Bird Sanctuary in Te Anau

Punanga Manu o Te Anau

By the lake, this set of outdoor aviaries offers a chance to see native bird species difficult to spot in the wild, including the precious icon of Fiordland, the extremely rare takahe.