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Fiordland Community Events Centre

Fiordland Community Events Centre is the natural choice for your event

About us

Spectacularly located near the edge of Lake Te Anau, framed by rugged mountains and the world heritage Fiordland National Park, the Real Journey’s Fiordland Community Events Centre is the natural choice for your event.

The Centre has been designed for flexibility and is the perfect place to hold a conference, trade expo, meeting, dinner, film shoot or concert. As well as conference and business facilities the Centre houses a sporting arena, which includes full-size courts and fully equipped shower and changing facilities.

No matter what the season, Te Anau is a beautiful place to host your event. Let us help you enjoy the exhaustive range of visitor attractions and activities during your visit to the unique Fiordland Wilderness region. You will be spoilt for choice!

Our Facilities



The Stadium is the perfect venue for large-scale events. We have successfully held major trade expos and can still provide excellent sports meets too! With flexible access to other areas of the Events Centre and a variety of options for adjoining rooms the Stadium provides the ideal solution to your venue needs.


Dimensions: 35x20 metres, 700 square metres

Occupancy: 500


  • Court markings* for badminton, volleyball, tennis, netball, basketball, and indoor hockey.
  • Wheelchair accessible.
  • Separate bench area along one side for matchtables and team benches.
  • Seating available for spectators.
  • Most fittings supplied. Equipment may be supplied by user groups (may be supplied upon request).
  • Two blocks of showers and changing rooms for male and female available (additional charges apply).

*Court sizes and dimensions provide for club/recreation standard facilities. For further information please contact us.

Town Hall


The ideal setting for a dinner/dance, large expo, film or production. With carpeted surrounds and polished wooden floors for dancing the hall has a certain charm.


Dimensions: 20x15 metres, 300 square metres

Occupancy: 350


  • Sound system and public address system available.
  • Lighting available.
  • Available with or without stage.
  • Kitchen with servery access may be hired in conjunction at an additional cost.
  • Wheelchair accessible.



The Stage can double as extra seating for the Town hall, it's own meeting area or if all else fails, a stage! The Fiordland Players show here regularly along with visiting productions of all types.


Dimensions: Full depth of stage: 11.39 metres

Inner proscenium: 8.85 metres

Outer proscenium: 10.10 metres

Full width of stage: 15.3 metres

Occupancy: 60


  • For detailed information please contact the Events Centre Manager or Fiordland Players, PO Box 201, Te Anau.
  • Available equipment includes four book flats (2x 1.2m x 4m hinged flats)
  • One set of stationery tab curtains at approx 5.75m and white backdrop at 6m.
  • Lecturn
  • Public address facilities available.
  • Two three phase lighting outlets on Mezzanine floor (ladder access) 1x 63amp and 1x 50amp, plus another 50amp outlet at front of stage (stage right).
  • 1.5m lighting grid in place above stage and FOH bar with 10-12 wired leads back to mezzenine floor.
  • There is no on site lighting control system or lights. It may be possible to hire equipment locally. Contact the Fiordland Players.
  • The lounge can be used as a dressing room as there are none purpose built. This also has access to kitchen and toilet facilities. It is also possible to use the sports changing rooms (showers and toilets).
  • Truck level access to rear of stage.



Suited best for presentations or for smaller groups the mezzanine has the added flexibility of a dividing barrier to split the room in two. With access to the balcony overlooking the stadium options for sporting and other events are endless. Might this be the press lounge for that extra big expo?!

The Mezzanine also has access via a servery to it's own kitchen with an oven, hot water heater and microwave.


Dimensions: 18x4 metres, 72 square metres

Occupancy: 50


  • Can be divided in half (two 9mx4m rooms).
  • Breakout rooms at mezzanine level.
  • Storage areas.
  • Access to toilet.
  • Powerpoint presentation equipment available.
  • Whiteboards on request.



This facility is self-contained with two courts and own ablution block for male and female. There is also a viewing lounge upstairs with bar and kitchen ideally suited to private functions.


Dimensions: Contact us for details

Occupancy: Contact us for details


  • Ablution block for male and female.
  • Bar and Kitchen.
  • Wheelchair access to downstairs viewing platform only.



For informal presentations or board meetings the Lounge is ideally situated between the Town Hall and Stadium and has access to both. For smaller group functions the kitchen, with servery access, can also be hired.


Dimensions: 15x9 metres, 90 square metres

Occupancy: 50


  • Equipment available for Powerpoint presentations.
  • Whiteboards available on request.
  • May be hired with or without kitchen.
  • Wheelchair accessible.



We can accommodate most requests but in addition to the basic rooms the following support facilities are available.



  • 2 ovens
  • Ceramic hot plate
  • Microwave
  • 2 large sinks
  • Fridge Freezer
  • Hot water heater
  • Dishwasher



  • Fax machine
  • Internet
  • Photocopier
  • Ticket sales window

Changing rooms

Changing room facilities for male and female are available each consisting of three shower cubicles, benches and wheelchair access shower/toilet. These may me used in conjunction with either the Town hall or Stadium. Both have their own separate toilet facilities.


  • Changing room capacity per gender
  • – approx 30

Equipment Hire


We can provide the following equipment for hire:

Trestle Tables


  • Lightweight and sturdy
  • Flatten for easy transport
  • Dimensions – Round tables: 185cm diameter
  • Dimensions – Rectangular tables: 180cm x 75cm



  • Lightweight
  • Interconnecting
  • Stackable
  • Colours – Redgum, Sky Blue, Almond

Also available

Prices available upon request

  • Sound system
  • Screens
  • Whiteboards
  • Optional contract cleans $200

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Physical address
Real Journeys Fiordland Community Events Centre
20-22 Luxmore Drive,
Te Anau, New Zealand
Postal address
Real Journeys Fiordland Community Events Centre
PO Box 162,
Te Anau, New Zealand
Phone/Fax: +64 (0)3 249 7404
Email: fiordlandcommunitycentre@outlook.com
Jude Cantwell
A/hrs phone: +64 (0)3 249 8680
Email: fiordlandcommunitycentre@outlook.com