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521 Fitness Te Anau

521 Fitness Te Anau

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.

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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!

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