The small town of Te Anau is the start point for most trekkers journey on the famous Milford Track.
Fondest memory: Whether you just stop for refreshments, or stay a day or two, most who walk the Milford Track visit Te Anau. It is situated on the banks of Lake Te Anau and has most services travellers need. There is a wide range of accommodation.
Favorite thing: There are many benches where you can relax by the beautiful Lake Te Anau and you should really do so, especially in summer or autumn when the weather is good. The weather was chilly when I was there, so I did not sit on the bench for too long but nevertheless it was enjoyable to catch the cooling breeze.
Favorite thing: Tel Anau is a small town of about 2000 people and most of the accomodations, shopping, places of interest and restaurants are located along the main street. However, you can explore by walking around the town and you can get a map from your hotel.
Favorite thing: I remembered the cook at Settler's Steak House & Bar where I had dinner because he is a very professional cook which really took time to grill my salmon steak to perfection. I managed to take a photograph of him at work.
Favorite thing: I enjoyed the hot buffet breakfast at the Luxmore Hotel, especially when the weather outside in the morning is very cold.
Favorite thing: As New Zealand is sparsely populated, the streets at rural towns such as Te Anau are relatively empty which is easy for driving.