Name: Lina Mariaty
 
Position: Trade Development Executive - Indonesia
 
What is your favourite ‘undiscovered location’ in New Zealand? Te Anau
 
Why is it special to you?
This quiet and peaceful town really captured my heart the moment I arrived there. Especially in the morning, with all the fog surrounding the lake, it was really mystical and like something I had never experienced before. 
 
Who did you travel with? I travelled there with on famil with a group of travel agents. 
 
What is your best piece of advice for people visiting this location? Join the glow worm cave night-time tour, it was magical and a very different experience to the day-time tour. Choose a lakefront hotel to enjoy the best views in the morning. 
Make Te Anau your base for an amazing adventure in Milford and Doubtful Sounds. And don’t forget to take a stroll around and enjoy the city, I am sure you will fall in love like I did.
 
What is the closest airport/how do you get there?  Te Anau is located around 2 hours’ drive from Queenstown and there are various coach and bus options too. 
 
Many of the cruise operators operate coach and cruise packages on Milford and Doubtful Sounds, departing from Queenstown or Te Anau. You can also take a scenic flight from Queenstown and enjoy stunning views along the way to Te Anau. 
 

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Real Journeys offer tours of the glowworm caves, which begin with a cruise to the western shores of Lake Te Anau on a scenic cruise vessel. Deep inside the caves, you will be taken by small boat into a silent hidden grotto inhabited by thousands of glowworms, unique to New Zealand. 
 
Real Journeys also offer several Milford and Doubtful Sound cruises that depart from Te Anau, as do Southern Discoveries. 
 
Southern Lakes Helicopters are based in Te Anau and offer stunning scenic flights in the region. 
 
If your clients are looking to go on a guided walk in the region, Trips & Tramps and Ultimate Hikes offer several guided walking tours on the nearby Milford Track. 
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