The Greenwood Guide to New Zealand

Fiordland Lodge

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Please note that this guide was last updated a few years ago (2009), so there will no doubt be changes in rates and possibly ownership.

Robynne and Ron Peacock
472 Te Anau - Milford Highway, Te Anau, Southland

Tel: + 64 (0)3-249-7832
No cell number available
Fax: + 64 (0)3-249-7449

That’s quite some window they’ve got there. You’re out in the country 5km from Te Anau, near a lake, near the mountains.....

.... Any window stands a good chance of impressing. But this one? Wow. Entering Fiordland Lodge you’re assaulted by a wall of glass rising some 30 feet, through which you look westwards across the grassland to Lake Te Anau and the forested lower slopes of Mt Luxmore. The large sitting area that confronts this view has deep armchairs and sofas, with a bar in the corner in case it all gets too much. In the middle of the room vast supporting trunks of silver beech compete for attention with a river stone fireplace that uses old bridge beams from the Milford Road. Everything in this building, built in 2002, is natural. Smart bedrooms use earth colours, chunky beams and relaxing spot lighting. Bathrooms are particularly handsome, with basins on wooden benches, more natural tones and big wicker baskets. And sumptuous dinners - included in the lodge prices - are served in the dining-room, which also looks west. Away from the lodge there are many natural activities - Ron was a National Park ranger and guides fishermen, bird-watchers and nature lovers in the Fiordland National Park. There are also two cheaper chalets, where dinner in the lodge is an optional extra.





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Symbols: No Smoking    Off-street Parking    Children Welcome    Meals Can Be Provided    TV in All Rooms    Full Wheelchair Facilities    Fishing    Gourmet Cuisine Available    Bird-watching Enthusiasts    
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Rooms: 10 rooms in lodge: 9 lodge rooms, all kings/twins, all with en-suite showers; 1 Executive Suite, with king/twin, 1 ensuite spa/shower; 2 log cabins, with queen bed and 3 singles, 2 with en-suite spa/shower.
Prices: Please consult the owners for current prices.
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Meals: Full breakfast and 4-course dinner, table d'hôte, included for all.
Directions: Follow signs to Milford Sound out of Te Anau. After just under 5km, you’ll see Fiordland Lodge sign-posted to the right.


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