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.
High Leys Lodge
Set on five acres of land, right next to Lake Te Anau is High Leys Lodge, a three-room lodge that demonstrates the peaceful side of the Fiordland National Park. Each room is equipped free Wi-Fi, a queen size bed or larger, an outdoor patio, and views of the gardens or the lake. You can also enjoy the large common room that has a gas fire place and a relaxing sitting area. The accommodation is a short drive to the town of Te Anau, and the main highlights of the surrounding area.
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Here you'll find three large guest rooms, two with sliding patio doors, views onto the Te Anau Lake, and king beds. The third room has views overlooking the house gardens and has a queen-sized bed. All rooms have spacious en suite bathrooms and complimentary Wi-Fi, flat screen televisions with Netflix and a large selection of books in the shared living area.
High Leys is situated just a 10-minute drive from Te Anau, 30 minutes from Manapouri and a two-hour drive down to Milford Sound. The setting of the property allows you to escape the bustle of Te Anau and relax in the comfort of this serene setting, enjoying sweeping views over the nearby lake and mountains.
Food and drink
Each morning there's a continental breakfast with homemade croissants, fruit and cereals. There's also hot food to order from their menu, which varies every day. In the evening, your hosts invite their guests to join them for a glass of local wine and cheese board, which is a great way to get to know your hosts and the other guests at the property. Complimentary tea, coffee and home baking is available in the living room throughout the day.
Facilities and activities
Nearby, you can hike the Routeburn and Kepler tracks and take overnight cruises to Milford and Doubtful Sound. The Te Anau glowworm caves and the Fiordland cinema are also within easy reach.
A welcoming, hosted B&B that allows customers to explore the Fiordland National Park easily.
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 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.
All of the suites at Dock Bay Lodge are beautifully furnished with private balconies, offering unobstructed views over Lake Te Anau and the National Park Mountains.
Dunluce is an intimate and friendly bed and breakfast, ideally located on lakeside land, just outside Te Anau. All of its rooms have en suite facilities and views of the lake.
Set amongst beautiful gardens, Lakefront Lodge is located close to Lake Te Anau waterfront and just a short stroll from the centre 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 centre 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.