Te Anau Lion Lookout Point, Te Anau

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Lookout · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Enjoy sweeping views over the town and the lake at Te Anau Lion Lookout Point. Take a slight detour from Ramparts Road to reach this lookout. A raised viewing platform at the end of a gravel road sits next to a grassed area ideal for a family picnic. Visit in the morning for the best photo ops. Plan a trip to Te Anau easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • We took a 5 minutes detour from the main road to this lookout before entering Te Anau. With good 360' view overseeing the Te Anau Lake giving us a pre-emble before arriving the town. Recommended.  more »
  • A clear day you have very good views of Te Anau, Lake Te Anau, and the Alps. The lookout is 5 minutes down Ramparts Road, which is another 5 minutes from Te Anau. The view gives more than 180...  more »
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  • Absolutely stunning scenery on a clear day. Great for watching the sunset, or evening lights in Te Anau below. It takes about 3 minutes to drive up from the turn off on Te Anau side. The road surface is semi-sealed up to the Look Out. Driving from the Manapouri end of Ramparts Road is not recommended, as you will be driving for a loong time on an unsealed road which will take extra time.
  • A short drive out of town, great visibility far and wide looking over lake te anau and an ideal location for a milky way photo if you get the right visibility.
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