We used Te Anau as a base for visiting Milford Sound. Stayed in lovely accommodation, the Te Anau Lodge – would highly recommend, George the host is a great guy, very helpful. We stayed in a lovely room upstairs which had great views, but for those who can’t manage stairs, there are several rooms downstairs. Te Anau is a small town and in truth there isn’t much there. But – it is a good base for visiting Milford Sound (or Doubtful Sound), which is only 1 1/2 hours by coach from Te Anau itself, and we were picked up from the hotel which saved worrying about parking. We woke up to snow which was an added bonus, making the views even more beautiful!