Fiordland Lodge


The open architecture is the first thing that meets the eyes when visiting the Fiordland Lodge set directly on Lake Te Anau. The spacious design reflects the wide open spaces of the surrounding Fjordland National Park.


The abundant wood that has been used for the construction is homage to the millions of tree that grow so lushly within the park, which has been declared a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site.


High ceiling, exposed pillars and a massive fireplace build with river bed stones create read more » an elegant yet cosy flair. A large timber staircase connects the generous lounge to an intermediate level that accommodates the tastefully designed library.


And of course, the views are simply stunning. Step up to any of the large panorama windows and let your eyes glide over the magnificent beauty of the lake and the Fjordland National Park.


Located at only five kilometres’ distance from the bustling Te Anau, the Fiordland Lodge radiates quite the contrary ambience: serene tranquillity. A ten minutes walk takes you down to the edge of Lake Te Anau. Inhale the crisp air and dip a tentative toe into the cold water.


Not only the setting is a delight, the Fiordland Lodge’s first-class cuisine specialises on regional delicacies accompanied by a bottled treasure from the well-stocked wine cellar.


Before or after dinner, the comfortable lounge is a popular spot for exchanging wilderness adventure stories with the other guests or to make plans for the day to come.


Alternatively, visit the bar for a stiff drink to help you digest the sumptuous dinner. The Fiordland Lodge on Lake Te Anau – come and see for yourself!


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The Fiordland Lodge on Lake Te Anau is all about experiencing the region’s pristine nature. However, the focus on nature does not disagree with finest creature comforts. Look forward to bright rooms, read more » natural building materials and a soft colour scheme – a supremely cosy ambience!


The Executive Suite, in addition to the elegant bedroom, offers a rustic lounge that allows you to spread out. The tastefully decked out bathroom with a freestanding washbasin and plenty of wood makes getting up in the morning a pleasure.


The ideal option for families are the traditional log cabins, which have also been constructed with plenty of wood. Spacious and elegant, the log cabins accommodate up to five guests on two stories.


Set a little apart from the main lodge, the log cabins are also the first choice for those in search of absolute privacy – the perfect setting to recharge the batteries! Of course, the log cabins also offer the same stunning view of the lake, the mountains and the farmland.


They have been constructed in the typical New Zealand style with hand-stripped and sun-dried logs. The floorboards and wooden ceiling add the finishing touch to the rustic ambience.


Guests staying at the log cabins have the choice between self-providing in the fully equipped kitchen or to take the short walk over to the main lodge to indulge in the chef’s delicacies.


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The Fiordland Lodge’s stunning natural setting offers a host of activities that keep you entertained from dawn till dusk. Of course, nature is at the focus. A first suggestion would be to join one of read more » the entertaining bird watching tours.


However, the best way to explore the Fjordland National Park is to tie up your hiking boots and head out on the trails that range from two hours to all-day hikes. Primary forests, clean mountain lakes, thundering waterfalls and gurgling streams, the landscape is inspiring!


Those interested in even longer hikes may want to consider the two-day guided hikes that take you deep into the national park. Especially the summer months, when countless flowers cast a blanket of colour over the hillsides, are just perfect for long hikes.


The next day, to give your legs some rest, you may set out exploring on horseback. If you prefer the pull of a powerful engine, you may also go motor-biking. Another option are the guided hunts.


Considerable skill and patience is required for fly-fishing. Flick a line across the pristine rivers and possibly hook a big one. Another option on the water is taking a kayak out onto the lake.


Back on land, you may improve your handicap playing golf or visit the famous Te Anau glow-worm caves. Thousands and thousands of the tiny inhabitants cast a soft light and create a supremely eerie atmosphere.


Having had your fill of nature-based activities: The two towns Milford and Doubtful are well worth a visit! Or take to the skies and admire the region’s stunning panoramas on a scenic flight.


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