Fiordland Lodge Te Anau Milford Sound Road New Zealand
Welcome to Fiordland Lodge
Set in a World Heritage Area, Fiordland Lodge offers the discerning traveller style, comfort and privacy, and is the perfect base from where to explore Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound, and the surrounding Fiordland National Park.
The Lodge itself was constructed in 2002 and sits on a superb rural site with rolling grass lands and has commanding views out across Lake Te Anau. Inside the open architecture of the Lodge reflects the vastness of the Fiordland National Park and echoes of the forest are found in the striking natural timber construction. In the lounge, a lattice work of huge log trusses soar to over thirty-six feet above and surround a large open fire, clad with local river stone.
Fiordland Lodge will be your exclusive retreat in Te Anau while you get the opportunity to discover one of the world's most beautiful areas. It is an area where snow-capped mountains, rivers of ice, deep lakes, unbroken forests and tussock grasslands produce a landscape of exceptional beauty.
Kiwi owned and operated, Fiordland Lodge is a member of the New Zealand Lodge Association, a select group of the finest 5 Star and Exclusive Luxury Lodges in New Zealand Ė fulfilling the promise of our outstanding New Zealand landscape. The property is also proudly the only Orvis Endorsed Lodge in Australasia.
Fiordland Lodge offers the discerning traveller
style, comfort and privacy, yet is only five kilometres
from the tourist township of Te Anau. Set on a superb
site with commanding views out across Lake Te Anau
this is a rural setting with rolling grass lands
surrounding the Lodge, Lake Te Anau being a mere
ten minute walk away. Across the lake to the west
lie the mountains of Fiordland National Park, an
area of over three million acres of untouched wilderness
and part of the much larger South West New Zealand
World Heritage Area.
Style, comfort and privacy Fiordland Lodge is the perfect base for your Fiordland experience.
Our restaurant at Fiordland Lodge offers a spectacular sweeping panorama of lake Te Anau and the surrounding Kepler and Murchison mountains providing a dramatic backdrop for savouring a melting pot of New Zealand cuisine. The enjoyment of food and wine is integral to the experience on offer at Fiordland Lodge and the use of quality ingredients being seasonal and regional, and largely organic are fundamental to our cuisine philosophy.
Food is a focal point at you'll be hard pressed to find something on the menu that isn't homemade or locally grown. Every item on the menu hails from the surrounding land, and as an example within five minutes of the lodge there are at least 10 rivers that have fresh watercress sprouting and wild black berries that grow on the side of the road. Items such as the breakfast jams will have been plucked from the onsite garden, and items such as venison and rabbit sourced from the local hunters themselves.
Head Chef operates a daily changing evening menu based on fresh local produce, but also meaning our diners never have to eat the same dish twice so experience as much New Zealand food as possible. Fresh organic vegetables, greens, herbs and eggs are harvested daily from our huge onsite vegetable garden so each season nature offers a new palette for our kitchen team to create dishes.
Particular attention is given to dietary requirements. We bake our own breads, offer a selection of homemade baking treats, truffles, cereals and much much more.
Fiordland, on New Zealandís south west corner, has long been recognised as one of the great eco-heritage areas of the world.
Te Anau is the gateway to Milford and Doubtful Sounds and the Kepler and Murchison mountains. Also owned and operated from Fiordland Lodge is Fiordland Guides, a renowned organisation that offers guided tramping and hikes, birdwatching excursions, and most importantly, fishing trips. The Fiordland region is world renowned for its fly-fishing, particularly for rainbow and brown trout in the crystal clear, well-stocked local rivers and streams.
Owned and operated by Ron and Robynne Peacock the business is based on offering clients informative, personal and professional experiences based on local knowledge having both had a long association and love of the Fiordland area.
Ron was a National Park Ranger with the Department of Conservation for twenty-five years and he has been a nature guide and fishing guide for the last ten years. His knowledge of the region Ė its history, its flora and fauna, its myths and legends, is unsurpassed. As a professional fishing guide, Ronís reputation is international. With up to 40 rivers and streams within one and a half hours travel of the Lodge, fishing packages are just one of the accommodation features on offer. Under Ronís guidance, clients fish at upstream sites for rainbow and brown trout. All fishing is catch and release; a policy strictly adhered to in order to conserve the fishery.
Robynne was brought up in a family that has always valued Fiordland. It was her playground as a child and she has amassed an incredible knowledge and respect for the natural and pioneering history of the region. Robynne has been involved with tourism for 40 years in the area, and has hiked extensively throughout the South Island offering clients very intimate and informative knowledge of the rivers, mountains and forests.
Fiordland's National Park is one of the worlds most beautiful areas and is over 1.2 million hectares in size. Encompassing mountain, lake, fiord and rainforest environments offering extraordinary scenic beauty.
Our guest suite at the top of the Main Lodge features tall windows that wrap round the suite letting Lake and mountains inside.
Spacious and welcoming our Executive Suite looks far out over the lake to the mountains and sky and features chunky feature beams, and relaxing spot lighting.
Inside the separate lounge offers a river stone gas fireplace and a comfortable sitting area. The master bedroom uses earth colours and the Suite decor is muted natural tonings reflecting the landscape.
Bathrooms are particularly handsome, with basins on New Zealand swamp Kauri, more natural tones, a jet spa bath and big wicker baskets.
The rate for the Executive Suite is for two people with complimentary mini-bar, A la Carte breakfast, pre-dinner cocktails, and daily changing dinner menu.
Fiordland Lodge Executive Suite...individual, romantic, lavishly comfortable.
... Traditional comfort
Our 9 double/twin Lodge rooms are all quiet and very very comfortable. All have the same unimpeded views of Lake Te Anau and the surrounding mountains.
The decor reflects the landscape, with muted natural tonings and huge picture windows frame the lake. Top quality bedding, towels and toileteries add a sense of pampering. The ensuite bathrooms merge porcelain and swamp kauri with the latest bathroom conveniences.
The rate for the Lodge Room is for two people with A la Carte breakfast, pre-dinner cocktail, and daily changing dinner menu.
Lodge rooms... peaceful, warm and beckoning retreats after a whirl wind day of exploring Fiordland.
Complementing the Lodge's ten double guest rooms are two traditionally built Log Cabins, ideal for both families and couples.
Both Log Cabins are separate and private from the main lodge. The cabins are on an elevated site with lovely views to the northwest across Lake Te Anau and to the mountains of Fiordland National Park. To the north and east, views are out across rural farm land. Both Cabins have been built with hand peeled sun dried New Zealand Oregon logs. Interior finishing is with recycled native New Zealand timber floors, ceilings, joinery and bench tops.
Each cabin is fitted with a quality queen-size bed downstairs, and on a mezzanine floor above one cabin has a twin room, and one has three single beds. These cabins have private bathrooms and are very private.
The Cabins sleep four and five, and guests staying in the Log Cabins have full use of all Lodge facilities.
The rate for our Log Cabins is based on two people with A la Carte breakfast, pre-dinner cocktails, and daily changing dinner menu.
Each cabin is fitted with a quality queen-size bed downstairs, and on a mezzanine floor above one cabin has a twin room, and one has three single beds.