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Cabot Lodge

Cabot Lodge

Te Anau & Manapouri, New Zealand

Cabot Lodge overlooks Lake Manapouri and the Fiordland National Park and has four rooms that accommodate up to 10 guests. Each suite has an outdoor sitting area with a fireplace to look out onto the surrounding mountains and lakes, a large double bed with luxurious linens, an en suite bathroom with heated floors, and a small sitting area.

While here, you can explore the 2,000-acre working sheep and deer station that is owned and operated by a local Kiwi family, or take a hike on one of the several private hiking trails that surrounds the property. In the evening, enjoy some time in the outdoor cedar hot tub or kick back with a book in the library.

In the morning, wake to a farm-style cooked breakfast and in the evening you can enjoy pre-dinner drinks and canapés in the common area or courtyard, before driving 20 minutes to Te Anau for dinner.


Comfortable high-end accommodation that provides easy access to the iconic fiords, as well as hiking trails, kayaking, fishing and scenic flights.


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Cabot Lodge comprises four large master suites. Each suite is located in a separate building and is surrounded by a courtyard with an outdoor fireplace and has an en suite bathroom with heated floors, a super king bed with luxurious linens, and fresh fruit and baked goods in the room.

The Premier Suite is the lodge's largest suite and includes a private kitchen and dining room, whereas the Deluxe Suite and Courtyard Suite have large living spaces. The Two Bedroom Suite is the only suite that includes two adjoining rooms with a shared bathroom, which is perfect for a family or friends travelling together.


Cabot Lodge is located in the heart of Fiordland, bordering the World Heritage Fiordland National Park and the Waiau River, one of New Zealand's best trout fishing locations.

The lodge overlooks Lake Manapouri and the Cathedral Peak mountains. It is five-minutes from the departure point for Doubtful Sound, 10-minutes from the Kepler Track and 20-minutes from the iconic Milford Road, which leads to Milford Sound, as well as the Milford and Routeburn Track.

Food and drink

With your stay, a continental breakfast is included and made up of a spread of homemade baked goods and an extensive cooked breakfast menu. In the evening, you can choose to pre-book dinner in the intimate dining room, which features fresh farm-to-table meals accompanied by local New Zealand wines. A picnic lunch can also be pre-arranged at the lodge if you choose to go for a day hike. Alternatively, the towns of Te Anau and Manapouri are just a short drive to enjoy a meal in a local restaurant or pub.

Tour ideas in Te Anau & Manapouri

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Cabot Lodge as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

Location & places nearby

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    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.

    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.

    • Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise
      Hall Arm, Doubtful Sound

      Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise

      Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise

      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.

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    • Milford Sound Nature Cruise
      Milford Sound, New Zealand

      Milford Sound Nature Cruise

      Milford Sound Nature Cruise

      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.

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    • Te Anau Glowworm Caves
      Glow worm caves, Te Anau

      Te Anau Glowworm Caves

      Te Anau Glowworm Caves

      Travel by small boat and walkways in small groups through cathedral-like caves with waterfalls, whirlpools and beautiful rock formations before drifting through the 'glowworm grotto': an unforgettable experience.

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