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Ta Anau or Manapouri?

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Ta Anau or Manapouri?

I will be visiting the Fiordlands area around Febr 20th, planning to go to Milford Sound when the weather is acceptable and seeing the Glowworm Caves if it is not.

Te Anau seems to be a lively place in season! Would Manapouri be a quiter place to stay (my wife and I are 65)? Or is it too small and lacks services&amenities?

Views much appreciated!

Johan

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1. Re: Ta Anau or Manapouri?

We're approximately your age and we stayed in Te Anau last Febr.. Manapouri appeared charming and would have been okay with us for one night, but Te Anau definitely has more to offer in the way of restaurants, shopping, etc.. It's not a large, noisy town. If you're looking for quiet, then Manapouri definitely would be more so, but we considered Te Anau ideal for our preferences, and if we return to the area, we will definitely stay there again.

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2. Re: Ta Anau or Manapouri?

Find a nice bed and breakfast and let that determine which town you stay in.

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3. Re: Ta Anau or Manapouri?

It's true that Te Anau is the larger town, but it's by no means noisy! We've stayed there twice, and found it lovely and peaceful. It's also good to be near the shops and restaurants.

If you do stay there, you can choose a motor lodge on the main road by the lake, a lovely view to wake up to! These places are only a 5-10 min walk to the shops and restaurants, but don't feel like they are in the middle of a town.

Hope that helps, enjoy your trip!

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