Like the name suggests, Te Anau Lakeview Kiwi Holiday Park and Motels sits on the edge of Lake Te Anau and boasts world-class alpine views from many of its various accommodation options.
The large site stretches over eight hectares and was one of the first established in Te Anau, over 50 years ago. An amazing holiday destination in its own right, the Kiwi Holiday Parks and Accommodation (KHPA) venue serves as a gateway to the famous Milford Sound and other amazing Southland attractions.
Types of accommodation and facilities available
With such a large footprint, the Te Anau Lakeview park can offer a very diverse range of accommodation types to suit international tourists and roaming kiwis on all budgets. This means people can pitch a tent, opt for basic cabins, family and studio motels or kitchen cabins, or treat themselves to the Marakura Deluxe Motels which afford stunning mountain views across Lake Te Anau.
The varied accommodation types available mean the Lakeview park can cater for backpackers, families and even corporate travellers on business. Whichever option they choose, guests will instantly feel relaxed in the park’s large open spaces, with access to clean and functional communal areas and facilities.
Your hosts at Te Anau Lakeview Kiwi Holiday Park and Motels
Roger Hyde has been running the Te Anau Lakeview Kiwi Holiday Park and Motels site for the past ten years, making the transition from a more corporate role. Roger explains, “I had been in hospitality for 15 years (in a suit and tie) prior to moving to Te Anau, so to stay in the same field and get out of the suit was like… freedom!”
Having escaped the rat race, Roger now enjoys “being able to get out and about to chat with the guests” at his scenic location where he relies on a large team of international travellers to help with the high season. “Travellers with working holiday visas make up 75–80% of our team during the busy times and without them we could not survive. A lot of great friendships are made where many of them travel back or stay in touch with us.”
Roger enjoys the festivities at his Te Anau Lakeview Kiwi Holiday Park and Motels
Where is Te Anau Lakeview Kiwi Holiday Park and Motels?
The park is situated on the Manapouri-Te Anau Highway (SH95), with the road being the only thing separating the park from Lake Te Anau. Also across the road is the Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre, and the Te Anau township is just a five-minute drive or 15-minute walk from the Lakeview accommodation.
What local attractions does Roger recommend?
With his specialist local knowledge, park owner Roger Hyde loves the area and sharing the southern wonderland with the visitors he meets. He says State Highway 95, the Te Anau-Milford Highway is very picturesque, but his favourite local attraction is “Doubtful Sound as it is the most stunning and tranquil place.”
Other Southland attractions Roger recommends to his visitors include the nearby Sounds — “To travel this far and not see Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound would be crazy!” — the Fiordland Vintage Machinery Museum and Invercargill’s Classic Motorcycle Mecca, as well as the tranquil Stewart Island (New Zealand’s southern-most island of size).
Milford Sound, Southland, New Zealand.
How to save while seeing Fiordland and Southland.
KHPA and Te Anau Lakeview Kiwi Holiday Park and Motels can help you see and do more in New Zealand’s Southland. A Kiwi Card can save you money on ferry crossings, accommodation and a whole host of Southland attractions, eateries and retailers. See the full list of Kiwi Card partners and how to get your Kiwi Card, here.