Te Anau is a town on the South Island of New Zealand. It’s known as a gateway to Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound. The region is home to endangered, flightless takahē birds and abundant trout in Lake Te Anau. Te Anau Caves feature a limestone grotto of glowworms and an underground waterfall. It is the closest service base to Milford and is known as the “walking capital of the world” due its proximity to many excellent walking tracks including the Great Walks of the Milford Track, Kepler Track and Routeburn Track.