Approaching Te Anau through the Milford road is already a great experience. You get to see a wide stretch of mountain ranges as far your eyes can see. Right off the bat, the Lake Te Anau is truly a magnificent sight to see.
The bank of the lake is embraced by Murchison mountain range and Mt Luxmore. And with that, here are the top spots you definitely should visit and experience during your stay here in Te Anau.
Glow Worm Caves
West of Lake Te Anau is a particular cave the glows. The Glow Worm Cave is unique because of its unusual formation of rocks caused by water-flow. The entire cave is covered with glow worms, which are groups of insect larvae and adult larvaefrom females that glow.
It is a factor of bioluminescence so you can just imagine the magical touch of this cave. Billions of glow worms guide boats along the path to the exit through the underground river. This is truly something you can’t miss out on.
Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound
Fiordland National Park is one of the greatest nature reserves in the world. The entire area is covered with glaciers, mountains, rainforest, ice-topped fiords and ice-carved lakes. Sitting in the middle of the park is one of nature’s greatest wonders, the Milford Sound.
Milford Sound is one of the top travel destinations in New Zealand according to dozens of blogs, articles and news reports. Despite being called a sound, this area is a fiord. You’ll marvel upon its ink-dark waters and amazing forest-clad cliffs. Make sure to bring a kayak with you.
Are you into boating or fishing? If you are, then you need to visit the Waiau River. This river is positioned in the middle of Lake Te Anau and Lake Manapouri. You are sure to have a great time fishing in this river and most of all, you just might meet your match.
The trout fish is the top contender in this river. Many people have conquered the beast, but it was not an easy battle. If you are interested, then you can hire a jet boat to take you to the top fishing spots all over the river.