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About Southern Lakes, New Zealand

The Southern Lakes area unquestionably takes in some of the premier sights & experiences of New Zealand. It is hard to imagine anything more picture perfect than the sight of the SS Earnslaw steaming out onto Lake Wakatipu from Queenstown against the backdrop of Cecil Peak and the mountains beyond. Are you up for a Bungy Jump? Queenstown is where it all started. There are brilliant jet boating opportunities too, to say nothing of the winter sports opportunities, back country experiences and jaw dropping scenery.

Wanaka is the more relaxed cousin of Queenstown and the trip between the two over the Crown Range is breath taking.

This region is also home to some of the most stunning vineyards and wineries in New Zealand. The Gibbston Valley Pinot Noirs will amaze you.

Stop over in Te Anau then make a day trip to Milford Sound, but be prepared to run out of superlatives – this is just stunning in the sunshine or the wet. Don’t forget your inset repellent though! Another worthwhile trip from Te Anau is a visit to the Manapouri Hydro scheme. It won’t disappoint.

Here is our selection of Southern Lakes B&B's

Brookside Apartments

Wanaka

Prices from $225 to $525 per couple

76/78 Helwick Street, Wanaka

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Brookside Luxury Apartments are architecturally designed and decorated one bedroom units which were completed in 2021.
The apartments are centrally located. Only a two minute walk to town, shops and restaurants, five minutes to the lakefront and two minutes to the golf course. Although only a block from town the apartments are nestled in a quiet residential garden setting. Bullock creek, an artisan fed stream, runs through the property. They have are large, private sunny decks to enjoy the setting.
The self-serviced apartments are modern and stylishly furnished. They include a fully equipped kitchen with stove top, oven, dishwasher and full size fridge. There is also a washing machine, free Wifi and off street parking.
You can swim in Lake Wanaka in the summer, while in the winter time, you can enjoy skiing at Treble Cone or Cardrona, which are both within a 30-minute drive from the property. Many hiking and biking trails can also be enjoyed nearby in the Wanaka region.
This is our guests' favourite part of Wanaka, according to independent reviews.

Burn Cottage Retreat

Cromwell

Prices from $178 to $315 per couple

2km from Cromwell and Lake Dunstan, 35 minutes from Queenstown and Wanaka

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Just outside Cromwell in beautiful Central Otago, our cottages are set amongst rolling hills, walnut trees and stunning hosta, tussock and woodland gardens. Our self-contained cottages offer true respite from a busy world. Your cares will melt away as soon as you drive in the gate.

Rascal, Moonlight and Celebration Cottages enjoy superior decor and fittings. King size beds, beautiful linen, ensuite bathrooms with fantastic water pressure, fully equipped kitchens with Nespresso machine, microwave, cook top and fridge freezer; TV/DVD, DVD library, books, magazines, cosy gas fire, overhead fans and insect screens. Each cottage has a deck, a full size barbecue and carport and fabulous views.

Generous continental breakfast an optional extra.

All guests enjoy free WiFi and laundry facilities, free mountain bikes to explore the local area plus a complimentary bowl of walnuts from our own trees.

We are surrounded by excellent wineries, stone fruit orchards, cycle trails, arts, crafts, lake activities and cafes. We are just 35 minutes from Queenstown and Wanaka so a great base from which to enjoy the ski fields before returning to the peace, serenity and warmth of your cottage in beautiful Central Otago. We will even turn your fire on for you before you get home!

Past guests recommend staying two or more nights to fully appreciate our hospitality, tranquil location and the tastes, activities and scenic beauty Central Otago and the Southern Lakes region offers.

Murrells Grand View House

Manapouri

Prices from $310 to $350 per couple

20 km south of Te Anau, 139 kms south of Milford Sound, 172kms from Queesntown

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We are located in Manapouri, just 5 minutes' walk to the departure point for Doubtful Sound trips and a stunning 2.5 hour drive to Milford Sound. Murrells Grand View House is the perfect place from which to explore the Fiordland National Park, Te Anau and many beautiful walking tracks. Murrells Grand View House was built in 1889 to provide accommodation for the first tourists to the area. The Murrell family were explorers, guides and tourism hosts in the early pioneering days of Fiordland. The house has continued to be operated as accommodation since 1889 by the Murrell family making it the oldest of its kind in New Zealand and a unique and historic place to stay. Robert (4th generation) and Philippa Murrell are your hosts and will ensure that your stay is memorable. They are happy to help with information and activity bookings.
We have four spacious ensuite rooms with views to the lake, mountains or garden. The veranda is a popular place for our guests to enjoy the magnificent uninterrupted views of Lake Manapouri and the mountains beyond. Tariffs include welcome refreshments, a cooked or continental breakfast served in the dining room, free Wifi and guests are welcome to leave their vehicle with us whilst they take an overnight cruise.
Manapouri is a lakeside village which has amenities including a petrol station, small shop, bistro/pub and a cafe. We are 20kms from Te Anau which has a variety of restaurants and cafes, banks, shops and more services for visitors.

Loch Vista Villa

Te Anau

Prices from $175 per couple

Te Anau, Fiordland, Southern lakes District

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Located just 5 km from Te Anau on the world famous Milford Sound highway, Loch Vista is ideally positioned for you to explore Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park, and all the area has to offer.
Overlooking Lake Te Anau, the property has stunning views of the Murchison & Kepler Mountains. In fact, it is one of the best lake and mountain views in Te Anau.
Your host, Phil lives in the Villa and is available to provide you with local information and answer any queries.
Loch Vista has 3 rooms, all with queen beds and private en-suites.
All rooms have smart TVs and hairdryers. A fridge is also available for each room .
Two rooms have doors opening onto a patio where you can sit in the native garden, and enjoy the spectacular views and bird life.
A complimentary continental breakfast is provided each morning of your stay.
Phil will endeavour to meet you on arrival at Loch Vista and should you wish, sit and have a chat over a drink while you admire the fantastic view.
The lounge area is available for guests to use and chat, or to read a book about our beautiful country from the small library.
Te Anau township is just a 5 minute drive from Loch Vista where guests can enjoy an evening meal from one of a good array of restaurants.

Burn Cottage Retreat

Cromwell

Prices from $178 to $315 per couple

2km from Cromwell and Lake Dunstan, 35 minutes from Queenstown and Wanaka

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Tucked away amidst 24 acres of rolling hills just outside Cromwell in beautiful Central Otago, our cottages are set amongst walnut trees and stunning hosta, tussock and woodland gardens. Our boutique, self contained cottages offer true respite from a busy world. Your cares will melt away as soon as you drive in the gate.

Rascal, Moonlight and Celebration Cottages enjoy warm earthy tones and superior decor and fittings. King size beds, beautiful linen, en suite bathrooms with fantastic water pressure, fully equipped kitchens with Nespresso machine, microwave, cook top and fridge freezer; TV/DVD, DVD library, books, magazines, cosy gas fire, overhead fans and insect screens. Each cottage has a deck, a full size barbecue and carport and fabulous views.

All guests enjoy free WiFi and laundry facilities, free mountain bikes to explore the local area plus a complimentary bowl of walnuts from our own trees.

We are surrounded by excellent wineries, stone fruit orchards, cycle trails, arts, crafts, lake activities and cafes. We are just 35 minutes from Queenstown and Wanaka so a great base from which to enjoy the ski fields before returning to the peace, serenity and warmth of your cottage in beautiful Central Otago. We will even turn your fire on for you before you get home!

Past guests recommend staying two or more nights to fully appreciate our hospitality, tranquil location and the tastes, activities and scenic beauty Central Otago and the Southern Lakes region offers.

 

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