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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

Burn Cottage Retreat


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.


Te Anau

Prices from $150 to $185 per couple

2 hours drive from Queenstown

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Welcome to Cosy Kiwi B&B. Our rooms are quiet spacious, comfortable and private.
All rooms have top quality beds-ensuite bathroom-flat screen TV-individual heating-double glazed windows- lamps- Docking systems.
Enjoy a sumptuoous buffet breakfast in our Guest Dining Room, we endeavor to pride ourselves on our homemade jams - breads - fruits and legendary pancakes(yummy).
We offer laundry facilities (small charge) FREE off street parking - FREE wireless for personal laptops - FREE DeskTop computer to use in Guest Lounge which overlooks the Murchison Mountains.
We can book and give local advice on activities and dining here in Fiordland.
We look forward to welcoming you to our Bed and Breakfast.

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.


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