Internationally renowned as the ‘Walking Capital of the World’, Te Anau is the gateway to most of the southern walking tracks, including the world famous Milford Track. But there are also other ways to experience the dramatic Fiordland scenery. Lake Te Anau is the hub of the Fiordland National Park, a world heritage region of scenic wonders, serenity, and mystery. From Te Anau you can explore the surrounding majestic views from every angle—from float planes, helicopters, and jet boats. Or get even closer to nature and experience some of the best fly fishing and finest walking tracks in the world. Te Anau is the gateway to an unforgettable experience whichever way you choose to explore.
Nearby Mitre Peak, Milford Sound is the most famous and accessible of the grand glacier-carved fiords scattered along New Zealand’s south-western coast. The road to Milford is one of the world’s finest alpine drives. From Te Anau, the road winds down the Eglinton and Hollyford valleys, then through the Homer Tunnel to be met by Mitre Peak towering from the glassy waters of Milford Sound. Mountain peaks with sculptural, hanging valleys send waterfalls cascading over sheer granite cliffs to the sea below. Boat trips on the Sound are a must and provide close-up views of awe-inspiring scenery. These cruises are often accompanied by playful dolphins and seals basking on rocks are a common sight.
The Village Inn Hotel is situated in Te Anau, the hub of Fiordland National Park. The Inn is situated adjacent to a local park and is only a five minute walk from both the town centre and the tranquil shores of Lake Te Anau. The Hotel provides quality accommodation to suit every need. This modern and unique hotel creates a feeling of ‘stepping back in time’ with its carefully recreated Pioneer Village facades. The accommodation options include studio rooms, deluxe rooms, and family units with kitchens and inter-connecting rooms, a unit with easy access facilities for the disabled, and the luxury penthouse honeymoon suite complete with spa bath and stereo system.
Behind the unique shop front and business facades which form “The Village”, are luxury hotel rooms and self contained accommodations. Enjoy the friendly and relaxed atmosphere of the lounge bar beside the massive stone fireplace, an ideal way for you to relax. In the fully licensed restaurant you can sample delicious cuisine from the comprehensive à la carte menu. Fresh local delicacies such as mussels, venison, and lamb are featured throughout the year. You can also choose an award-winning New Zealand wine to complement your meal and savour the Village Inn experience. Wireless internet facilities throughout are available for guests with their own laptops, i pads, or i phones.
The rooms are spacious and come equipped with private en-suite including bath and shower, queen size beds, electric blankets, hairdryers and irons, tea and coffee making facilities, refrigerator, and television. Kitchen units are available, as well as family units which comprise two inter-connecting rooms, each with full bathroom facilities, with sleeping for five people. The luxury suite includes CD player and spa tub, and there is also a room with facilities for the disabled. A laundry room is available for guest use, plus ample car parking and a tour desk.
The Village Inn recommends the following tours and activities:
- Te Anau Glow Worm Caves
- Milford Sound Day Cruise
- Doubtful Sound Day Trip
- Milford Track Guided Day Walk & Launch Cruise
- Scenic Flight (Either Float Plane or Helicopter)
- As well, there are a wide variety of other activities.
- The friendly Inn staff are always happy to provide advice and information about the full range of activities available throughout the region and can also arrange your bookings for you.
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