If you're planning a weekend getaway, or starting to think about the next school holidays, you can't do much better than a trip to Te Anau and Fiordland. It's the ideal spot for a family holiday by the lake, a launching pad for some fabulous Great Walks, an unforgettable wedding or conference destination, or an idyllic retreat setting to just get away from it all.
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Te Anau is great for kids and families. Take the boat and take advantage of the quiet rivers for a spot of fishing, or hone your water-skiing skills. Or grab that book you got for Christmas and just soak up the quiet of the mountains. There are two supermarkets and a pharmacy, so there's no worries about forgetting anything major - just get it there. Cruise the shops and pick up some great gifts and doo-dads, and rest your feet while drinking excellent coffee at one of the cafes or restaurants.
Get a holiday in while there's NOT a tonne of tourists at every stop.
Lakeside Motel and Apartments is right beside the lakefront. Walk out of your room and directly into the lake for an early morning swim or sit cosily on your balcony gazing at the mighty peaks across the water.
Give Jodi and Greg a call on 03 249 7435 or check out their website for more details about their rooms. They're keen on fishing, tramping, jet-boating and golfing, and have a wealth of knowledge and advice to share to make your stay enjoyable.
For Bed & Breakfast accommodation, Shakespeare House should be your first choice. They’ve got a selection of rooms to choose from, all with private en-suite bathrooms, and all bookings include a continental breakfast, with options to upgrade to a full cooked breakfast if you wish. There's also a handy communal kitchen.
Nathan and Liz are always happy to help with information about local attractions and offerings – whether it’s a thrill-seeking adventure, or something a bit more laid back. Phone them on 03 249 7349 or visit their website for more information.
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