Te Anau sits next to a lake of the same name – Lake Te Anau, the South Island’s largest lake.
While the first hut was built at Te Anau in 1883 it wasn’t until after World War II that the town saw large growth. Now a bustling tourist hub, Te Anau is home to around 1,900 people.
Tourism and farming make up the economic backbone of the area.
For information about the proposed Te Anau Wastewater Disposal Scheme click here
Council representation and facilities in Te Anau are listed below.
The chair of the Te Anau Community Board is:
1338 Kakapo Road
Te Anau 9672
03 249 8240
Other Te Anau Community Board members are: Shaun Cantwell, Mary Chartres,Sarah Greaney, Kara Matheson, Anthony O'Loughlin, Cr Ebel Kremer (Council representative).
The Te Anau dog map displays where dogs are allowed, where they need a lead and where they are prohibited.
Address: 15 Mokonui Street, Te Anau Terrace
Address: 21 Dusky Street (Corner of Te Anau Terrace and Dusky Street)
Address: 22 Henry Street
Te Anau's Town Centre area and the lakefront are alcohol free areas.
It is an offence to consume, possess or bring alcohol into the ban area.
The map below shows where the ban is and when it applies.