10 great reasons to stay at Fiordland Lodge:

  • the vastness of Milford Sound and the Fiordland mountains is within a 2 hour drive

  • take a wilderness jet boat tour and explore a local farm. This is a hands-on experience

  • take a day cruise on with Milford Sound or the superbly remote Doubtful Sound

  • spend the morning hiking and biking on the Fiordland Trail, then fly fishing on the Waiau River, before biking some more, then hiking out on the Kepler Track. This is a great day out

  • other activities include guided nature walks and hikes, a cruise on Lake Te Anau, visit the Te Anau Glow Worm caves or a photography tour

  • Fiordland Lodge sits near the edge of the Fiordland National Park, overlooking beautiful Lake Te Anau

  • the lodge attracts a mix of luxury clients, fly fishing folk and outdoor enthusiasts

  • accommodation is in a mix of Lodge and Deluxe Lodge Rooms, two log cabins and a gorgeous Owner’s Residence

  • the area is also a part of the much larger Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area

  • the rate includes pre-dinner canapes, daily-changing dinner and a la carte full breakfast


Set in a stunning corner of the country, on the edge of the Fiordland National Park and overlooking the mysterious Lake Te Anau, Fiordland Lodge is a gem. It’s a powerful place of great beauty. Fiordland National Park is now part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area, which also includes nearby Westland and Aoraki-Mount Cook National Parks –  all stunning parts of the country.

An architectural statement in itself, the lodge features sturdy log construction, an 11 metre high river-stone fireplace and soaring roof and window profiles. A huge central gallery room is the social hub of the lodge and is a great place to watch the dynamic Fiordland weather and views. The decor reflects the outdoor environment with the colours of the mountains, lakes and tussock brought indoors. The restaurant, which also has stunning views, is well known locally for its fine food. The cuisine centres around locally grown, often organic, foods and the menu changes daily to reflect what’s available.

Accommodation is in 9 lodge rooms and one suite in the main lodge building, two comfortable log cabins in the grounds, and a top of the range Owner’s Residence nearby

  • the Executive Suite has a private lounge with gas fire, a bespoke bathroom with spa bath, and long-ranging views to the far end of the lake

  • the 9 lodge rooms also have beautiful lake views, ensuite bathrooms and luxurious beds. Each opens out with double doors to the balcony. Two rooms are inter-connecting and used as a 2-bedroom suite

  • the two log cabins are quietly understated with their recycled native timber interiors and comfortable furnishings. Each has a gas fire and far-reaching views to the lake and mountains of the national park

  • log cabin guests have full use of the lodge facilities and also dine in-house. One cabin sleeps 4 and the other 5 people

  • the newly-opened Owner’s Residence offers a luxurious 4-bedroom stay, on-site host and a private chef. it is ideal for inter-generational family groups or 3 or 4 couples travelling together.

Drive or take a guided tour in to the Fiordland National Park for sublime landscapes and excellent photographic opportunities. Or take a wilderness cruise on Doubtful Sound or a scenic cruise on Milford Sound. There are several nationally significant hiking trails close to Fiordland Lodge including the Milford, Kepler, Routeburn and Hollyford Tracks. Scenic flights are a great way to see this area - by either fixed wing plane or helicopter. These are an easy way to see the area in a small time frame.

Fly fishing is a big attraction here and there are over 40 rivers within a 90 minute drive of the lodge. Heli-fishing and jet-boat fishing are also available, and both rainbow and brown trout are caught in season.


rates at Fiordland Lodge - from $NZ 900 per room per night for 2