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Lake Te Anau

Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Ranked #7 of 13 attractions in Te Anau
Type: Bodies of Water
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Snells Beach, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I sat by this lake for a long time and it was so very peaceful. It was mid winter so the water was freezing but it was so serene and beautiful. Definitely worth a visit with a cute little town to explore behind it.

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Singapore, Singapore
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37 attraction reviews
311 helpful votes 311 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My opinion, soonest you arrive Queenstown by International flights, take a car at the airport and, either drive to Wanaka right away or better, te Anau. Do Queenstown at the last leg of your trip if you must. Te Anau has lots of easy walk along the lake, all the way and far away, 2 hrs 3 hrs or even... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

An amazing. view ever changing the clouds just make it. The land of the long white cloud. The walk around the edge of the lake is worth going on. Saw the yacht club juniors sailing one evening in their Optimist, sailors for the future.

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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163 attraction reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The areas around the Lake were really beautiful and awesome, especially during the sunset and sunrise with its mountains at the background. However, it was very cold and windy when we visited Te Anau in November 2013 on the way to Milford Sound. Since my wife could not stand cold weather, we spent only half an hour on the beach... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
27 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The views across the lake to the mountains make it hard to take a poor photo. Sunsets can be outstanding and there is plenty of easily-accessible shoreline to stake out a good location. The town of Te Anau is the "gateway to Fiordland" and there are plenty of accommodation options. Spend a couple of days here, wander along the lakeshore... More

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Cairns
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Like - the geography, the western side of the lake, the bays, the islands in South Arm, the Glow Worm Caves, the mountains. Like - the beautiful north end of the lake near the wharf leading to Glade House and the Milford Track - been there twice.. Love - the Waiau River, so clear, so green - my favorite river.... More

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Leipzig, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We stayed here for two nights and I definitely recommend walks at sunset around the lake. We will be back for doing the Kepler Track which starts here as well.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Beautiful, peaceful, a great place to stroll around. Unfortunately we did not have time to take a boat ride but would have loved to have taken the glow worms trip as we heard it was fab.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A small town in an area good for boating and walking. A reasonable range of nice resturants. Lovelyparkalong the lake with plenty o f benches to enjoy the view and picnic areas.

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Australia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Beautiful lake, very scenic with the mountains in the background, lovely sunset the night we were there. Nice walk around the lake.

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