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.
Te Anau Lodge
Te Anau Lodge is located on the edge of the town and sits at the gateway to Fiordland National Park.
The building started off as a convent in 1936 and was moved to Te Anau in the 1990s. With this in mind, the structure has a rich history with traditional wooden panelling throughout. The dining room is set in the old chapel with an impressive stained glass window as its focal point. The communal lounge is set in the original library.Here, guests can enjoy the view out to Lake Te Anau and the Murchison Mountains.
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The majority of the accommodation is offered in the main lodge building where the convent theme runs throughout with aptly named rooms, such as the Cathedral Room and The Vestry Room. The rooms are in keeping with the wooden theme and have traditional decor and en suite facilities. Guests can relax in the library where they can use the tea and coffee making facilities and enjoy a complimentary evening drink.
The Bishops Retreat is a stand-alone unit just outside of the main lodge building. Guests staying here have access to the main lodge to enjoy the library lounge area.
Te Anau Lodge is a 15 minute walk or short drive from Te Anau Township, where there are a range of local restaurants and bars to choose from.
The lodge offers an ideal base to enjoy the Fiordland National Park and Murchison Mountains where there are ample walking, cruising and sightseeing activities available.
Food and drink
Breakfast is served in the chapel, consisting of a continental buffet breakfast. Hot dishes can be made to order for each guest.
Throughout the day, you can enjoy homemade cookies in the library with tea and coffee. In the evening, you can also enjoy a complimentary drink here.
For lunch and dinner, your hosts will be happy to recommend local restaurants in town.
Facilities and activities
The lodge has a library lounge, where guests can relax and enjoy complimentary tea, coffee and evening drinks. If you want some fresh air, you can sit in the courtyard or stroll in the garden.
The lodge has a disabled access guest room, with wet room facilities and wheelchair ramp.
This cosy, characterful property benefits from views of the lake and mountains in the distance and is well located for exploring the local area of 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 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.
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 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.
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.