Fiordland, Family Accommodation

  • Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas

    With an absolute lakefront and central location this is just what your family will delight in! Spacious gardens, family friendly restaurant and heated outdoor swimming pool onsite ... read more

  • Te Anau TOP 10 Holiday Park

    The most central Te Anau holiday park and camping ground that offers quiet spacious accommodation for all budgets in central Te Anau.
    Camp and powered sites to family studios and a three bedroom house sleeping up to ten guests.

    Family-run and family-friendly. We are located just across the road from shops and restaurants and only a 7 min walk to the lake front.

    Base yourself with us and explore all that Fiordland has to offer. With facilities to suit all travellers, including families, backpackers, business visitors and groups – accommodation doesn’t come any more comfortable and convenient.

    We pride ourselves on being much more than a traditional camping ground.

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  • 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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  • Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn

    The Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn is the ideal base for all Fiordland activities. Over looking New Zealand’s Most beautiful Lake Manapouri is a 15km scenic drive from Te Anau. The town of Manapouri is the departure point for ALL Doubtful Sound trips. At the Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn we offer affordable accommodation including a family suite sleeping up to five, in a unique, spectacular setting with a great country café and bar on site.

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  • Distinction Luxmore Hotel

    Located in the heart of town a short stroll from the lakefront, Distinction Luxmore is a popular choice. Basing yourself in Te Anau enables you to easily explore the Fiordland World Heritage National Park area, and choosing to stay at Distinction Luxmore ensures your experience will be both comfortable and enjoyable.
    Distinction Luxmore rooms include  Standard, Superior and Deluxe, with family rooms sleeping up to five guests.
    Amenities include two superb eating venues, a new foyer and reception area, a guest laundry and lift access to every floor. -Check your emails with ease in our reception area using our wireless internet or coin operated computers at a minimal charge -An inviting, spacious lounge and waiting area  -Landscaped grounds with lovely native planting -A covered walkway to our restaurants from every level of the hotel and Lifts (elevators) on every floor -Brand new guest laundry -Two onsite restaurants (Highlights Buffet Restaurant and Bailiez Cafe & Bar) -Gym facilities -Room service -Conference facilities -Safety deposit service -Foreign exchange Relax and unwind.experience the serene surroundings of Lake Te Anau before heading out to explore Fiordland.

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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 & 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. A mere 25 metres separates your accommodation from the lake edge and it's just a short five-minute lakeside walk to Te Anau’s town centre.

    At Lakeside Motel and Apartments you will find 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. Apartments include one, two or three bedrooms, sleeping up to six guests.

    Lakeside Motel & Apartments is a perfect central location while visiting Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound and other Fiordland sights. Stay with us while you enjoy activities like hiking and walking, fishing, bird-watching, kayaking, photography, and other opportunities in our spectacular mountain scenery.

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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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  • 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

  • YHA Te Anau

    Relax in our cosy, homely atmosphere just a block from the shores of the gorgeous blue Lake Te Anau. This peaceful, super-clean hostel is a great place to recharge. Park up by the fire in our spacious, comfy lounge; settle into a book or catch one of our free movies. Our kitchen is fully equipped, we have fresh spices, and the herbs in our ‘Edible Garden’ mean you can cook up your gourmet meal with ease. Guests love our outdoor deck and private native garden with a massive barbeque to get grilling on. Chat to the team for local tips and any booking help you might need.

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  • Fiordland Great Views Holiday Park

    The Fiordland Great Views Holiday Park is situated 1.2km from the Te Anau boundary and on the Milford Sound road. Only a 20 minute walk brings you to the Te Anau town centre. For a shorter walk why not try the Lakeside Path which takes around 50 minutes. Lying on elevated land, the Fiordland Great Views Holiday Park offers spectacular views of the Fiordland National Park mountains and the nearby Manapouri mountain ranges. Enjoy the only holiday park in Te Anau with a true country setting which is also situated next to a river for recreation. A quiet tranquil atmosphere and lovely garden setting offer the perfect spot for a relaxing family holiday.
    Family motels and two bedroom cabins sleep up to six guests.

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  • Fiordland Lakeview Apartments & Motel

    Stunning lakeviews from your apartment!

    Fiordland Lakeview Motel and Apartments is located on the shore of the South Island's largest and most beautiful lake, Lake Te Anau, and offers one, two and three bedroom apartments sleeping up to six.  We are close to everything you may need while staying in picturesque Te Anau.
    We offer a selection of brand new Tanara Deluxe Studios (adult only) and our popular one bedrooms along with a deluxe two bedroom apartment and an off site 3 bedroom townhouse. All with fantastic panoramic lake views. Above all we are dedicated to ensuring that you, our guest, receives the finest holiday experience possible while on holiday in Fiordland whatever your interest....... be it Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Glow Worm Caves, Tramping, Hunting, Fishing, Helicopter Rides, Float Plane Rides, Jet Boat Rides, Horse Treks or just relaxing and taking in the magnificent scenery.

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Map of New Zealand
  • Central Otago
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Coromandel
  • Dunedin
  • Gisborne
  • Fiordland
  • Hawkes Bay
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Manawatu
  • Nelson & Golden Bay
  • Northland
  • North Canterbury
  • 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.