Get all the latest information and best tips to make the most of your visit to Fiordland National Park.

Come and see us. Our staff have a wealth of experience and knowledge about walks to do and sights to see in Fiordland.

Te Rua-o-te-moko / Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre is in the lakeside town of Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland National Park – part of the Te Wāhipounamu World Heritage Area.

Contact details

Te Rua-o-te-moko/Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 249 7924
Address Lakefront Drive
Te Anau 9600

Getting there

We’re on the waterfront, at the corner of Lakefront Drive and SH95 Manapouri Highway. It's a 10 minute walk from Te Anau's main street.

Opening hours

Phone us or check here for any last minute updates to our opening hours. 

  • Winter (4 May to 25 October): Monday to Saturday from 9 am – 4 pm, closed for lunch 12 - 1 pm. Closed Sunday.
  • Summer (Sunday 22 October to April): Thursday to Tuesday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm and Wednesday 9 am – 4:30 pm.
  • Anzac Day, 25 April: open 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
  • Open on public holidays, closed Christmas Day.

Information and services

  • Great Walks and backcountry tracks information, tickets and maps.
  • Track conditions and weather forecasts.
  • Short walks and family friendly activities.
  • Hunting permits and didymo clean gear certificates.
  • Books, postcards, clothing and gifts and last minute essential items for your trip.

Learn about conservation in Fiordland

  • Get details about our conservation projects and how you can get involved.
  • Watch our 20-minute film Stepping into Fiordland National Park (screens on demand).
  • View museum showing the natural and human history and features of Fiordland.
  • Learn about Fiordland's special birds, the endangered takahē and kākāpō, and the work we do to protect them.
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