Nestled in pretty gardens, just a short stroll to Te Anau's restaurants, shops and the lake, Blue Ridge Studio Accommodation and B&B is the perfect place to base yourself for a Fiordland experience.
Dunluce Bed and Breakfast
Dunluce is a purpose-built bed and breakfast property. Wendy and Roger McQuillan are your hosts and have drawn on the history of the family at Dunluce Castle in Ireland in naming this B&B. There are just four guest rooms, all on one floor and each with en suite facilities and views of the lake. Guests can enjoy the comfort of the lounge area in the dining room, giving the property an intimate and friendly feel. For those traveling in style, helicopter landings on the lawn are possible.
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There are just four guest rooms at Dunluce; the Stuart room has one super king or two queen beds and a shower in the en suite, the Murchison and Franklin rooms each have a king bed and a shower in their en suite and the deluxe Kepler room features a super king bed, deep double spa bath and separate shower. Each room is light and sunny and has been designed to maximize views and provide guests with a calming ambiance.
Dunluce is ideally located just outside Te Anau town and looks out across fields to Lake Te Anau and the mountains of Fiordland. The town is a five minute drive or twenty five minute stroll away through the suburbs.
Food and drink
A delicious and extensive homemade breakfast is served in the sunny dining area, or outside, if the Fiordland weather permits. In the evenings it is a short drive or a 25 minute stroll to the center of Te Anau, where there are several good restaurants.
Facilities and activities
Dunluce features a refreshment area, where guests can make a drink and nibble on some of Wendy’s homemade treats throughout their stay. The B&B also provides a guest laptop and complimentary Wi-Fi, off-road parking and complimentary laundry facilities. Your hosts have a wealth of knowledge about the area and can advise guests on suitable activities and walks.
The Stuart room is equipped for disabled access and wheelchair access is available throughout the communal areas.
This charming property really impressed us, particularly the friendliness of its hosts and is an ideal base for trips into Fiordland.
Places & hotels on the map
Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
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With lake and mountain views from the property and its proximity to Fiordland National Park, High Leys is an ideal base for exploring the Te Anau and Fiordland region.
Set amongst beautiful gardens, Lakefront Lodge is located close to Lake Te Anau waterfront and just a short stroll from the center of town.
Prospect Lodge Bed and Breakfast is situated in Fiordland, just a few minutes from Te Anau township, and a two-hour drive to Milford Sound.
The lodge is a short drive away from the town center and benefits for views out to Lake Te Anau and the Murchison Mountains in the distance.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Once on board the Fiordland Navigator you will cruise through hidden waterways where bottlenose dolphins are frequently seen playing and riding the waves under the bows, fur seals bask on outcrops around the fiord, and at times the rarest penguins in the world can be observed.
Once in Milford you will board the Milford Mariner for a nature cruise of two and a half hours which leads you the full length of the sound and into the Tasman Sea.
Travel by small boat and walkways in small groups through cathedral-like caves with waterfalls, whirlpools and beautiful rock formations before drifting through the 'glow worm grotto': an unforgettable experience.