Dock Bay Lodge
Dock Bay Lodge, Te Anau & Manapouri, New Zealand
Dock Bay Lodge is situated on twelve acres with magnificent views - the garden merges with the eleventh fairway of the Te Anau golf course, yet the property is just a five minute drive from Te Anau centre. All suites are beautifully furnished with private balconies, offering unobstructed views over the golf course, Lake Te Anau and the National Park Mountains towards Milford Sound. Combine this with a sauna, spa pool and gym, a guest lounge with an open log fire, 42" plasma screen and a living and dining area, which opens on to a large patio and you have ultimate luxury and comfort in a stunning location. There has also been expansive plantings of native trees, shrubs, tussocks and garden beds around the lodge. This unique property guarantees privacy and is a perfect place to unwind.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite 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.
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.