Lake Info

Explore the beauty of Lake Te Anau

Surrounded by mountains, pristine bush and wildlife, Lake Te Anau is the second largest lake in NZ (by surface area) and contains the country’s only inland fiords. All of these natural wonders make it a real treat to explore by boat.

Lake Levels

Lake levels vary on Lake Te Anau, as it is a ‘Hydro Lake’ managed by Meridian. Lake Levels fluctuate between 201.5 and 202.7 metres above sea level.

Lake Facts & Stats

Lake length: 65km

Surface area: 344 km2

Maximum depth: 417m

Primary inflows: Eglinton River, Clinton River, Worsley River, Glaisnock River, Wapiti River, Doon River, McKenzie Burn, Upukerora River

Primary outflow: Waiau River

Recommended Routes

There are many beautiful spots to visit by boat, so many in fact that we wrote a blog about it, which you can view here: