Te Anau is the closest town to Milford Sound and is known as the 'gateway to the fiords'.
The picturesque township of Te Anau is the main visitor base for the glacier-carved wilderness that is FiordlandNational Park. Home to a wide range of accommodation including lodges, hotels and campgrounds, Te Anau is the perfect stopover on the way to Milford Sound from Queenstown. It's best to book accommodation ahead in the busy months of January, February and March.
Restaurants are plentiful and give visitors the opportunity to sample delicious local fare like venison, lobster and seafood.
At the Department of Conservation Visitor Centre you can make plans to walk the Milford, Routeburn or Kepler Tracks. Apart from hiking, popular local activities include lake cruising, kayaking and exploring the Te Anau Glow-worm caves. There’s also a wildlife park that specialises in native birds.
Just 3 minutes’ drive from the centre of Te Anau, Accommodation Fiordland Self Contained Cottages include free on-site parking, a fully equipped kitchen and a private balcony. Some accommodation also includes free Wi-Fi.
All accommodation features a lounge area with a TV and DVD player ... (more)
Just 2 minutes’ walk from Lake Te Anau, Aden Motel offers self-contained accommodations. Set in lovely gardens, this eco-friendly motel features a outdoor seating and 1GB free Wi-Fi access.A kitchen or kitchenette with a microwave and refrigerator is standard in all apartments. Each heated... (more)
Located just 5 minutes’ walk from Te Anau town center, Alpenhorn Motel offers self-contained rooms with a private bathroom and kitchen facilities. Barbecue and laundry facilities are available.
Each room at Motel Alpenhorn has direct access to private grounds. These renovated rooms also... (more)
Alpine View Motel offers motel accommodation 100m from the shores of Lake Te Anau. The only pet friendly motel in Te Anau.Accommodation consists of 1, 2, & 3 bedroom units that are all designated non-smoking. Facilities include hair dryer, king/queen size beds. Cot, highchair, baby bath, 1... (more)
Just a short walk from Lake Te Anau, Anchorage offers self-contained accommodations with access to free Wi-Fi internet and barbecue facilities. All units feature flat-screen satellite TV and DVD players.
Motel Anchorage is located in the heart of Fiordland, only a 10 minute walk from th... (more)
Arran Motel is location in Te Anau. It has 13 ground floor units and guests can choose from 6 spacious 1&2brm units or 7 modern ensuite studio units.Arran Motel is situated at 64 Quintin Drive. Tariff: studio 2 persons from $115-$155, extra person $20; 1&2brm units $135-$225. Book your mot... (more)
ASURE Amber Court Motel offers modern accommodation in a quiet location, just 2 minutes’ walk from Lake Te Anau. All units include kitchenette facilities, satellite TV and electric blankets. Guests enjoy 2 hours of free Wi-Fi access daily.
Each studio and apartment at ASURE Motel Amber ... (more)
Bella Vista Motel is situated in a quiet location, just 2 minutes’ walk from the lakefront in Te Anau town centre. All rooms feature heating, electric blankets, free Wi-Fi internet and satellite TV.
Guests at Motel Bella Vista Te Anau have access to a barbecue area and laundry facilitie... (more)
Set in lovely gardens just 5 minutes' walk from Te Anau city centre, Birchwood Cottages offers self-contained units with a private patio and views of the Fiordland Mountains. It provides free WiFi.
Situated on the edge of Lake Te Anau, Birchwood Cottages is a 2-hour drive to Milford Sou... (more)
Blue Mountain Cottages is ideally located on the Southern Scenic Route between Te Anau and Manapouri. Our cottages are ideal for families or couples travelling together. Each cottage is fully self-contained (including laundry), and has a double and a twin room. There is a large covered dec... (more)
Free Wi-Fi, a hot tub and a sunny terrace are on offer at Blue Ridge B&B, which is just 5 minutes’ walk from the centre of Te Anau. It offers heated studios with free breakfast and a kitchenette. Free parking is available on site.
Blue Ridge Bed & Breakfast is 5 minutes’ drive from Te A... (more)
Blue Thistle Cottages were opened in January 2004. We have 3 one bedroom cottages and a much larger two bedroom cottage all situated on 10 acres of land.All the cottages have their own kitchens, and large ensuite bathrooms with toiletries and bathrobes. Cable/sky TV and free Wifi.The cotta... (more)
A 3-minute drive from the centre of Te Anau, Cats Whiskers B&B features free Wi-Fi, a garden and comfortable rooms, some which come with lake views or a balcony. The property has laundry and barbecue facilities. Tours can be arranged.
B&B Cats Whiskers is a good starting point for the M... (more)
Offering free Wi-Fi and home-made included breakfast, Cosy Kiwi B&B is located just 10 minutes' walk from the Lake Te Anau. All rooms offer a flat-screen TV and an iPod docking station. Guests enjoy a communal balcony offering sun loungers and views of the Kepler and Murchison Mountain ran... (more)
Distinction Luxmore Hotel is located in Te Anau's town centre, a short stroll from Lake Te Anau. It offers a wide range of accommodation with Fiordland-themed décor. Guests enjoy a fitness centre and 250 MB of free Wi-Fi in the bar each day.All of the rooms at Luxmore include a private bat... (more)
Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas offering chic, elegant accommodation for the perfect getaway. Surrounded by extensive, colourful gardens and overlooking spectacular Lake Te Anau and the Fiordland ranges, this hotel and villa accommodation sets the tone for your stay in one of the worl... (more)
Featuring a fitness centre, sauna room and large spa pool, Dock Bay Lodge offers luxury bed and breakfast accommodation in Te Anau. Each suite has a flat-screen TV, DVD player and comfortable lounge chairs.The guest lounge features a large open log fire, a 42-inch plasma-screen TV, DVD pla... (more)
Set on 1.5 acres of landscaped gardens, Dunluce Bed and Breakfast offers rooms with a private balcony overlooking the lake and mountains. It features free breakfast, free Wi-Fi and a cosy guest lounge with a fireplace.Dunluce B&B is 10 minutes’ walk from Lake Te Anau, and 20 minutes’ drive... (more)
Edgewater Te Anau is a small locally owned motel (2009 Supreme Host of the Year) located 500 metres from town and restaurants. Edgewater has a range of one and two bedroom motels to choose from for your stay in Te Anau. Edgewater is a 17 room motel and the room options are 1brm or 2brm, la... (more)
Explorer Motel & Apartments feature a beautiful garden setting, a 2-minute drive from Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre. It offers a barbecue area, free parking and free Wi-Fi access.The heated guest rooms are equipped with electric blankets, a work desk and TV. Each has a kitchenette... (more)
Fiordland Great Views Holiday Park is an established eco-friendly family park with lake and mountain views. The only Holiday Park in Te Anau with country location and is next to the river for recreation. Park elevated above town providing spacious tree-lined sites for tents and campervans;... (more)
Fiordland Holiday HOUSES.COM Te Anau homestead, houses and cottages are the perfect base for a Fiordland, Southern Scenic Route stay. Close to the Doubtful Sound departure, Milford Sound Road, and the Te Anau Glow-worm caves. Each house is self-contained, independent and have private garde... (more)
Fiordland Hotel-Motel Resort is located in the town of Te Anau.It has 94 hotel rooms and guests can choose from hotel regency, standard hotel or retro budget hotel rooms. It also has 16 studio motel units. An inhouse restaurant with a capacity of 150 guests is open for breakfast and dinner... (more)
Located on the shores of Lake Te Anau, Fiordland lake view Motel offers self-contained accommodation with free Wi-Fi and lake and garden views. Guests can relax in the BBQ area surrounded by lovely gardens.All apartments have a kitchenette or kitchen with a stove and a refrigerator. Each a... (more)
Fiordland Lodge is a 5 star exclusive luxury lodge located in Te Anau. The Fiordland Lodge is one of two New Zealand accommodations to achieve an Orvis endorsed international destination property.The Fiordland Lodge is located in the world heritage area of Fiordland and has sweeping views ... (more)