Fiordland Lodge

Location: Southland & The Fiords | New Zealand

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

Set in a World Heritage area, Fiordland Lodge is the perfect base from which to explore Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound and the surrounding Fiordland National Park. The beautiful cabin-style rooms offer breathtaking views of Lake Te Anau and Fiordland, and the open architecture reflects the beauty of the lodge’s surroundings, with echoes of the forest in the striking natural timber construction.

Perfect forExploring the natural beauty of Fiordland.
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  • Luxurious lodge surrounded by grasslands
  • Easy access to famous tramping tracks like Milford and Kepler
  • Gourmet cuisine based on seasonal local produce

Recommended for...

  • Setting & Views
  • Water activities
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Eco-tourism

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

Private and serene, the lodge is the perfect base for a Fiordland experience. Its open architecture reflects the vastness of the Fiordland National Park, with high ceilings, full trunk pillars and a massive riverstone fireplace providing a warm environment with a robust, organic style.

Rooms at Fiordland Lodge

The rooms all have commanding views over Lake Te Anau and external access out onto either the balcony upstairs or the lawn downstairs. Each is furnished with a super king-size bed and an ensuite bathroom with a walk-in shower and heated floors. The Executive Suite also has a separate lounge area with a gas fire.

The traditionally built log cabins are set on an elevated site with magnificent views across rural farm land towards the mountains and the lake. Each cabin is fitted with a queen bed downstairs, two or three single beds on a mezzanine level and one bathroom with a spa bath. These cabins are ideal for families.

Food & drink

Fiordland Lodge's comfortable dining area serves excellent food coupled with superb wine from the cellar. You’ll enjoy gourmet dishes based on fresh local produce, with ingredients sourced from local farmers, cheese makers and other artisan producers, as well from the lodge’s gardens. Alongside an extensive wine list, a range of classic cocktails and bottled beers are served during the nightly cocktail hour – the perfect place to relax and get to know your fellow guests after a day’s adventuring in the great outdoors.

Facilities

The lodge has a cosy library, where you can pick up a book to curl up with in front of the fire. If the weather suits, the garden is a great place to relax and meet your fellow guests.

Activities at Fiordland Lodge

Local attractions include Milford Sound (a 2-hour drive away) and Doubtful Sound (a 30-minute drive), while the lodge is a departure point for the Milford, Routeburn, Hollyford and Kepler tramping tracks. Heli-hiking is a great way to experience the tracks and enjoy beautiful views of the region.

Numerous scenic flights, outstanding fly fishing, and birdwatching are all on offer in the area, while the glow worm caves of Te Anau are beautiful, with rushing water roaring beneath the light of thousands of the tiny luminescent creatures.

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Hotel location

Fiordland Lodge is around 2 hours’ drive from Queenstown Airport.

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