Scale of 90-100
Perched on a steep hillside, this welcoming 10-room property is backdropped by Lake Te Anau. The main living area in the North American-style lodge features a 36-foot ceiling and a sitting area with a huge fireplace of river stones facing a dramatic wall of glass. Rooms are well-appointed and smartly styled but tend to be small. The single Executive Suite, with a largely neutral color palette and a living room with a riverstone gas fireplace, is recommended. Two loft-style log cabins situated 220 yards behind the main building are ideal for families. The distinguished restaurant offers a daily changing farm-to-table menu and seating in a glass-walled dining room or on an outdoor terrace. Guided trout-fishing excursions, hikes in Fiordland National Park, encounters with Fiordland crested penguins, nature photography lessons with a private instructor and helicopter tours can be arranged. The astonishing scenery of Milford Sound is a 90-minute drive away.
Read the full review from our editors.
The dramatic architecture; excellent food; obliging staff.
Even the second-floor Deluxe Lodge Rooms are rather small.
Good to Know
Across the lake to the west lie the mountains of Fiordland National Park, an area of more than 3 million acres of untouched wilderness, part of the much larger South West New Zealand World Heritage Area.
Fiordland Lodge Features:
- Children welcome
- Fly fishing
- Meal plan offered
Average Mid-High Season Rates (including taxes):
Lowest Rate: Log Cabin, $530; Editor’s Choice: Executive Suite, $860 (breakfast and dinner included).
Learn more about Fiordland Lodge:
In order to offer you the highest level of service, online booking is currently not available. Please call Andrew Harper Travel at (800) 375-4685, or contact the hotel directly, for reservations.