Fiordland Lodge is an outstanding property only 10 minutes out of the township of Te Anau. Positioned on a hill above the South Fiord of Lake Te Anau, keeping hidden well away from the main road and providing exceptional views over the stunning lake. Across the lake to the west lie the magnificent mountains of Fiordland National Park, an area of over three million acres of untouched wilderness and part of the much larger South West New Zealand World Heritage Area. The lodge is famous with hunters and fishers looking for that touch of luxury to come back to after a long day out in the wilderness.
For this type of guest, the design is reflected throughout the lodge with features such as a chandelier made from giant iron fishing lures, as well as trophy heads positioned on the walls. The lodge certainly is nice to look at, with it’s log wood style and set with floor to ceiling glass across the entire front of the room, as well as an impressive fireplace, clad with local river stone.
Fiordland is a region world renowned for fly-fishing, particularly famous for it’s Rainbow and Brown Trout swimming in crystal clear local rivers and streams. This is a fisherman’s dream with up to 40 rivers and streams located within one and a half hours travel of the lodge. This really is as good as it gets, and during settled weather the rivers run clear, and large Brown and Rainbow Trout can be seen swimming in deep pools.
What to bring? Nothing! We’ll provide you with the following:
We recommend that you bring a 9 foot 5 or 6 weight rod, a reel capable of holding plenty of backing as there are some big fish out here! A line in dark color, clothing very casual but make sure the colors are dull and of earth toning to blend in with the local landscape.
There are also packages available with the lodge’s knowledgeable guides who can take you to the best spots.
All fishing is catch and release; a policy strictly adhered to in order to conserve the fishery.
Fiordland Lodge holds 9 double/twin Lodge rooms which are private, quiet and very comfortable. These spacious rooms have their own en-suite and uninterrupted views of Lake Te Anau and the surrounding mountains. The interior decor is calming, which reflect the landscape surrounding the lodge with muted natural toning and huge picture windows to frame the lake.
On the property there are also two traditionally built Log Cabins ideals for both families and couples. These rooms are private and separate from the main lodge, slightly elevated with lovely views to the northwest across Lake Te Anau. Facilities include a queen size bed downstairs, and on a mezzanine floor above, one cabin has a twin room, and one has three single beds. These cabins can sleep four and five people.
The Executive Guest Suite is located at the top of the Main Lodge, featuring floor to ceiling windows that wrap round the room, a spacious separate living room, a stunning bathroom with basins on New Zealand swamp Kauri, a jet spa bath and big wicker baskets. There is also a river stone gas fire place and the master bedroom features a quality king bed, also with fantastic views.
Nightly rate includes A la Carte breakfast, pre-dinner cocktails, and a daily changing dinner menu.
2012 - 2013 Rates
Low Season (1st September - 30th October 2012 & 1st April - 31st May 2013)
Log Cabin (Double) From NZ$640.00
Lodge Room (Double) From NZ$780.00
Executive Room (Double) From NZ$980.00
High Season (1st November - 31st March 2013)
Log Cabin (Double) From NZ$740.00
Lodge Room (Double) From NZ$980.00
Executive Room (Double) From NZ$1180.00