Bus and Coach
Services From Te Anau
New Zealand's South Island with its unique 8 unique geographical regions
and diverse natural beauty, from soaring mountain peaks, fiords, lakes,
rivers and native alpine bush by bus and coach from Te Anau.
Anau (Pop: 1911) is located on the eastern shore of
Lake Te Anau in Fiordland. Lake Te Anau is the largest lake in the South
Island and second only within New Zealand to Lake Taupo.
Located 158kms northwest of Invercargill and 2 hours drive from Queenstown, Te
Anau is the gateway to the Fiordland National Park and a ideal base to explore
Milford Sound and/or Doubtful Sound and the many other major tracks within the
Fiordland National Park.
Te Anau is renowned as the "sightseeing and walking capital of the world".
Fiordland National Park is one of the few areas in the world that has attained
World Heritage status.
Visitors to Te Anau can choose from a wide range of attractions including scenic
boat cruises, scenic flights, sea kayaking, diving, fishing, coach tours, golf,
four wheel driving, hunting and more. Don’t forget to check out the Te
Anau Glow Worm Caves - a rare example of a living cave that is still under
Te Anau is also in the hub of the great southern walking tracks, a great way to
escape everyday life and head for a land of rugged beauty and splendour.
The tracks offer a sense of freedom and inspiration that is seldom found
elsewhere in the world. The popular Milford Track is accessed from Lake Te Anau and the Kepler Track is within walking distance of the town centre.
Lake Te Anau sprawls at the feet of high rugged mountains, and during the summer
the hot dry weather encourages water skiing, swimming, fishing and kayaking on
the lake. During the winter, days are crisp and clear with frosty mornings and
Te Anau is well known for its fine restaurants and has 7 days a week shopping.
If you are looking for a place to stay, Te Anau has dozens of hotels, motels,
backpackers, homestays and camping grounds right through the whole accommodation
Te Anau’s Wildlife Park is only 10 minutes walking distance from the Department
of Conservation Visitor Centre on the Lakefront. You can view the rediscovered
takahe (Notornis porphyrio) a flightless alpine bird, along with other birds
like the kaka, tui, kea, parakeet.
Te Anau is the closest full service town to Te Anau Downs (Beginning of the
Milford Track), Milford and Doubtful Sounds.
Te Anau is in modern buses and coaches with
InterCity Coachlines operating a fleet
of eco-friendly air conditioned buses and coaches with reclining seats and foot
Sights operates premier
sightseeing services using a fleet of modern eco-friendly air conditioned coaches
featuring reclining seats with foot and head rests, onboard toilet/washroom
facilities and guided commentary.
If you want to explore and see New Zealand's unique scenic beauty
from Te Anau,
there are a range of flexible 'Book As You Go'
bus, scenic coach, ferry travel and
value for money travel.
Your 'Book As You Go' flexible bus, scenic coach and ferry pass, allows
you to travel through out New Zealand on New Zealand's largest regional and
national bus, coach, scenic coach, ferry and sightseeing network, that
includes Cook Strait ferry sailings between the North and South Islands,
sightseeing tours - like dolphin watching cruises in the Bay of Islands and
Travel is discounted, so you will be saving money, as you travel
plus it gives you total freedom to alter your plans whenever you want.
Set your own itinerary and travel when you want, as your 'Book As
You Go' flexible bus, scenic coach and ferry pass is valid for 12 months so you can
stay a while and leave when you please.