Haere mai, welcome

Nature Observations is operated by the Tauri Whanau in Lake Te Anau.

Nature Observations is a collection of our families finest products, brought together under one umbrella for marketing purposes from our different businesses in Fiordland National Park.

We are proudly based in Te Anau on the shores of Lake Te Anau, the Walking Capital of the World and Gateway into the Wilderness of Fiordland.

Our family have been operating tourism in Te Anau for 50 years and we love to show our visitors the very best that Fiordland has to offer.

Our businesses include Tracknet bus are a local Te Anau company offering accommodation options, guided day walks and overnight cruises in Doubtful Sound.

Guided Day Walks on the Milford Track, Routeburn Track. We are also able to guide on some lesser known but equally beautiful Tracks in Fiordland National Park New Zealand. Those listed here are not an exhaustive list - if you are looking for something special, please contact us for some suggestions.

Te Anau is the stepping off point for all of Fiordlands Great Walks and we would be honoured to introduce you to these world renowned walks.

Our personal trips concentrate on providing a genuine Kiwi style of service, with special attention given to your individual interests, whether they be botany, geology, photography, birdlife or history. Our knowledgeable guides are passionate about this place and articulate in sharing this enthusiasm with you.

At 1,260,200 hectares, Fiordland National Park is the largest in New Zealand and one of the largest in the world. The park contains the most extensive continuous tract of indigenous forest inNew Zealand, some of the best examples of glacial sculpting, an unbroken transition of plant communities from rain forest to sub alpine, wetlands, coastline, a high number of endemic plant and animal species and a special set of marine ecosystems.