The Southern Alps and Fiordland Sights

Te Anau Wildlife Centre

  • Manapouri Rd., 1 km (½ mi) west of Te Anau
  • Te Anau
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's Review

The lakeshore Te Anau Wildlife Centre gives you the chance to preview some of the wildlife you're likely to encounter when hiking in Fiordland. The center houses one of New Zealand's rare flightless birds, the takahē, which was once thought to be extinct. The lakeside walk to the center makes for a pleasant one-hour stroll. The birds here have either been injured or involved in captive rearing programmes. The injured birds are rehabilitated and sent back to the wild if they're strong enough. Entry's free, but if you have $1 or $2 coin to donate it helps with the upkeep.

Sight Information


Manapouri Rd., 1 km (½ mi) west of Te Anau, Te Anau, Southland, 9600, New Zealand



Sight Details:

  • Donation requested
  • Daily dawn–dusk

Published 10/27/2015


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