Te Anau

Te Anau

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

Simon Moran

IMG 7149simonmoran
027 221 8222
Email: simon.moran@southlanddc.govt.nz


Brian Dillon

Cr Brian Dillon
20 York Road, RD 6, Gore 9776
(03) 202 7766, 027 457 8186
Email: brian.dillon@southlanddc.govt.nz

John Douglas

Cr John Douglas
3869 Wreys Bush, Mossburn Road, RD 2, Lumsden 9792
(03) 248 6110, 027 493 0633
Email: john.douglas@southlanddc.govt.nz

Ebel Kremer

Cr Ebel Kremer2
7 Wet Jacket Place, Te Anau 9640
(03) 249 8255, 027 510 7785
Email: ebel.kremer@southlanddc.govt.nz

Area Office

Te Anau Area Office

0800 732 732
116 Town Centre
Te Anau 9600
Monday - Friday 8.30am-5pm


Te Anau Community Board

The chair of the Te Anau Community Board is:

Sarah Greaney
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

0800 732 542
24 Milford Crescent
Te Anau 9600
Monday -Friday 8.30am-5pm
Saturday 10am-3pm

Transfer Station

Te Anau Transfer Station

Manapouri-Te Anau Highway
Monday to Sunday 2pm-4pm (Winter - 1 April to 30 September)
Monday to Sunday 2pm-6pm (Summer - 1 October to 31 March)

Recycling Centre

Te Anau Recycling Centre

237 Manapouri-Te Anau Highway

Dog map

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

Te Anau Aiport Manapouri logo

Visit Te Anau Airport Manapouri website (external link)



Lynwood Cemetery

229 Whitestone Road
Te Anau Area Office

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.

Download the bylaw here