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.
Community Partnership Leader
(03) 202 7766, 027 457 8186
(03) 248 6110, 027 493 0633
(03) 249 8255, 027 510 7785
Te Anau Area Office
Te Anau 9600
Te Anau Community Board
The chair of the Te Anau Community Board is:
027 222 6634
Other Te Anau Community Board members are: Shaun Cantwell, Mary Chartres, Sarah Greaney, Kara Matheson, Anthony O'Loughlin, Cr Ebel Kremer (Council representative).
Te Anau Library
Te Anau 9600
Te Anau Transfer Station
Monday to Sunday 2pm-6pm (Summer - 1 October to 31 March)
Te Anau Recycling Centre
The Te Anau dog map displays where dogs are allowed, where they need a lead and where they are prohibited.
Lion Park Playground
Address: 15 Mokonui Street, Te Anau Terrace
Boat Harbour Playground
Address: 21 Dusky Street (Corner of Te Anau Terrace and Dusky Street)
Henry Street Playground
Address: 22 Henry Street
Te Anau Airport Manapouri
Alcohol Ban Area
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.