521 Fitness Te Anau
197 Milford Rd, Te Anau 9600
Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 6:00-20:00, Sat and Sun 8:00 – 12:00 (winter only = 1st May until 30th Sept))
Cost: $10 on promotion (see below), $15 otherwise.
Location and Entry
After the troubles I had finding an affordable gym in Queenstown, I was pleased to arrive in the small, down-to-earth town that is Te Anau. With just one obvious gym only 5-10 minutes walk from town, I headed there to check it out. Thankfully 521 Fitness Te Anau is correctly located on Google maps and clearly visible from the street – simple.
The kind staff explained that the cost was normally $15 for a casual session, but that they were running a $10 promotion. Woohoo! I’d need to pick up a flyer (or flyers) from any of several tourist info offices and travel agencies. Thoughtfully, she advised me to pick up several if I’d be there for a few days and kindly added I could use as many of them as I liked! Great, thank you very much!
The gym at 521 Fitness Te Anau is a long rectangular building, split into cardio and weights and a slightly separated back room. Here you’ll find more weights, functional training equipment and plenty of floor space. The gym is certainly excellent for a fairly small town – medium-sized and with plenty of equipment, even if not top of the range. I saw several fans and the doors were left open for added ventilation. For me, the room was a comfortable temperature for working out.
Book Top-Selling Tours with Get Your Guide – Beat The Queues!
All in all, I definitely recommend going to 521 Fitness Te Anau! The staff are friendly, the gym is great and indeed the only one I could find here. Reassuringly, they don’t overcharge despite this and it’s a very reasonable price compared to other parts of New Zealand. I’d definitely return here on my next visit!
Check out my Five Top Tips For Keeping Fit Around the World and
How to Look Ripped on Your Travel Adventure – For Free!
Need Travel Insurance?
Check out my feature on Travel Insurance for Adventurers!