Fiordland, Family Accommodation

  • Getaway Te Anau

    Getaway Te Anau Holiday Park is centrally located next to the pristine waters of Lake Te Anau and in the heart of Te Anau village (beat that for a picturesque and convenient locati... read more

  • Te Anau Lakeview Holiday Park and Motels

    Our family-owned Kiwi Holiday Park is situated on the south shore of Lake Te Anau and has something for everyone’s budget! Rooms at Te Anau include our breathtaking Marakura Deluxe Motels, Family & Studio Motels and Cabins that either use shared facilities, or are part contained, our Backpackers and Single Private accommodation. Our open spaces offer fantastic areas for Powered & Non-Powered Sites for camping too.  Free WiFi, playground and many other facilities.

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  • Possom Lodge Motels and Camping Ground

    Very close to the Doubtful Sound cruise departure point.

    A cosy, Kiwi holiday park, this lakeside accommodation offers guests a unique opportunity to wander through native bush to the shores of Lake Manapouri or along the Waiau river. A delightful eight minute bush walk to the Doubtful Sound departure point. Close and convenient to the famous Fiordland walking tracks including Milford and Kepler. Also local tracks across the river. Possum Lodge offers accommodation for all budgets from motels to tent sites. This camping ground enjoys the ambience of the traditional New Zealand camping ground. Native birds abound, quiet (except for the birds dawn chorus), safe, clean and friendly.

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  • Lakeside Motel and Apartments

    Lakeside Motel & Apartments is superbly situated on the shore of Lake Te Anau. Commanding a picture perfect view of both a lake that relaxes and mountains that inspire from your well-appointed accommodation.
    We pride ourselves on having the most breathtaking and affordable view in Te Anau. A mere 25 metres separates your accommodation from the lake edge, and a short five minute lake side walk to Te Anau town centre.
    If you are looking for lake edge accommodation nestled amongst a large magnificent garden of established trees, rhododendrons, camellias, roses, beautiful spring bulbs, summer annuals and many other special plants.
    All  accommodation with full kitchens, ensuite bathrooms & FREE 1GB WiFi in every room.  Two and three bedroom units available.

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  • Explorer Motel & Apartments

    Explorer Motel & Apartments is located only 3 minutes walk from the lakefront and Te Anau centre. Offering 17 spacious apartments that are all self-contained and non-smoking, this ... read more

  • Edgewater Motel Te Anau

    Stay at one of Te Anau's best motel locations, metres from Lake Te Anau, 5 minutes walk to town, cinema, bike hire, playground and minigolf course. Edgewater has off street parking, outdoor area with picnic tables, gardens and BBQ.
    Edgewater Motel Te Anau offers a variety of room options to suit families. Choose either ‘The Villa' – a 2 bedroom home or our 1 - 2 bedroom motels. Each room has bathroom, freeview TV and kitchenware. Wireless internet and guest laundry onsite. We provide free expert advice on the best Doubtful Sound and Milford Sound overnight and day cruises. Porta cot / high chair available.

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Map of New Zealand
  • Central Otago
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Coromandel
  • Dunedin
  • Gisborne
  • Fiordland
  • Hawkes Bay
  • North Canterbury
  • Manawatu
  • Nelson & Golden Bay
  • Northland
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Rotorua
  • Queenstown
  • Taranaki
  • South Canterbury
  • Taupo
  • Southland
  • Waikato
  • Wanaka
  • West Coast
  • Whangarei
  • Bay of Islands
  • Tauranga
  • Gisborne
  • Hamilton
  • Napier
  • Kapiti
  • Palmerston North
  • Whanganui
  • New Plymouth
  • Arrowtown
  • Te Anau
  • Akaroa
  • Ashburton
  • Hanmer
  • Kaikoura
  • Methven
  • Mt Cook
  • Oamaru
  • Tekapo
  • Timaru
  • Abel Tasman
  • Motueka
  • Nelson Lakes
  • Blenheim
  • Picton
  • Catlins
  • Gore
  • Stewart Island
  • Central Plateau
  • Invercargill
  • Cromwell
  • Greymouth
  • Hokitika
  • Westport
  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…

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Auckland

New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!

Wellington

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.

Christchurch

With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.

Queenstown

With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.

Rotorua

Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!

Northland

Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.