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Housed within a restored former convent, Te Anau Lodge offers the chance to experience New Zealand hospitality within the lakeside township of Te Anau, the gateway to the stunning Fiordland region.

The nine guestrooms of Te Anau Lodge all offer a different experience with no two rooms being furnished the same, to retain their historic charm while offering the modern facilities expected of a luxury property. Whilst the lodge offers a unique insight into part of New Zealand’s history, its location just a 15-minute walk from the main township makes it accessible to all the activities Fiordland offers. 

The beautifully appointed public areas allow you to enjoy breakfast in the former chapel with its stained glass windows, before heading out for a day of exploration in the region’s iconic Milford and Doubtful Sounds. On returning to the lodge, relax in the evening in the guest library with an open fire. With mountain bikes available to borrow, views over Lake Te Anau and the surrounding Murchison Mountains (home to the Takahe, one of the New Zealand's rarest birds), and sunsets and stargazing to enjoy, uou will not have to venture far to appreciate the scenery of this breathtaking region. 

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Wildlife trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Kiwis & Whales Galore: South Island Self-drive

This self-drive of New Zealand’s South Island showcases dramatic scenery, from sandy beaches to picturesque snow-capped mountains. Highlights include cetacean-rich Kaikoura, the Otago Peninsula - home to the endangered yellow-eyed penguin - and Stewart Island for southern brown kiwis.

  • When to go: Sep-May
  • Duration inc. flights: 23 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £6,395 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Te Anau & Manapouri

The small, Southland towns of Te Anau and Manapouri are situated on the shores of beautiful lakes. Te Anau is the closest town to Milford Sound, whilst Manapouri is the departure point for Doubtful Sound.

  • Where: South Island
  • Excellent for: Hiking, Wildlife