Winter is a great time to visit Te Anau – the impressive glaciers of Milford and Doubtful Sound look best when surrounded by icy landscape and freezing temperatures. The lakes of Te Anau: Lake Manapouri, and Lake Te Anau, become freezing sheets of ice that are perfect for ice-skating, and the array of outdoor activities extend to skiing, snowboarding, and tramping through the forest among the powdered snow. The days will seem longer here due to the long hours of sunlight, so time will stretch on infinitely. The clear-blue skies and biting frost will wake and refresh you in the morning as the roaring fires and warm blankets get you settled for the night. Enjoy the best of the South Island’s landscape on a truly unique winter break.