6 Best Holiday Parks in Te Anau 🏕️ [2022]
6 Best Holiday Parks in Te Anau 🏕️ [2022]

6 Best Holiday Parks in Te Anau 🏕️ [2022]

© Te Anau Lakeview Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels

The Best Campgrounds and Holiday Parks in Te Anau

Te Anau is the hub for adventures in the Fiordland National Park. Whether you’re travelling New Zealand by campervan or looking for an affordable cabin or motel-style accommodation, you’re sure to find something in this little town brimming with holiday parks and places of camping beauty. We go through some of our top picks in this list of holiday parks in Te Anau. For alternative accommodation, however, be sure to check out the 10 Best Motels in Te Anau or 20 Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Te Anau.

While you’re here, get inspired for activities by our list of the 10 Things to Do in Fiordland National Park.

1. Te Anau Lakeview Holiday Park & Motels

Enjoy gorgeous views of Lake Te Anau from your campervan or motel room when staying at the Te Anau Lakeview Holiday Park & Motels. Super-budget travellers are spoiled for choice here with camping sites, a backpacker hostel (soon to reopen) with double, twin and quad rooms, private single rooms in a “village-like” complex, and three-star standard cabins with layouts available as double, twin, triple and quad. Alternatively, upgrade to one of the motel rooms where soak in some of the best views of the lake. Wherever you decide to rest your head after a hard day hiking, you’ll be able to benefit from the holiday park amenities, from a sauna/spa pool to a children’s playground. Of course, free WiFi is also available.

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6 Best Holiday Parks in Te Anau 🏕️ [2022]© Te Anau Lakeview Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels

2. Te Anau TOP 10 Holiday Park and Motels

Te Anau TOP 10 Holiday Park makes it all too easy with its central location in Te Anau. The holiday park is just across the road from many eateries and less than 10 minutes’ walk from the lakefront. There are sleek and stylish motel units available or more budget-friendly options like private cabins with breakfast-making facilities, a TV and a heater. There’s also a 10-bed backpacker dorm, as well as powered and non-powered camping sites. Guests will have access to a communal kitchen (use your own cooking equipment or hire them from reception), free WiFi, a children’s playground, free barbecues and more. See more family-friendly stays like this in our 10 Best Family Accommodations in Te Anau.

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Te Anau Top 10 Holiday Park and Motels© Te Anau Top 10 Holiday Park and Motels

3. Tasman Holiday Parks – Te Anau

Another fantastic holiday park in Te Anau with a fantastic lakefront location is the Tasman Holiday Parks – Te Anau. From campsites to apartments, there’s something for every traveller. The cabins and units provide the best value for couples, groups and families with access to communal facilities, such as a kitchen, bathrooms and free gas barbecues. Note that cooking equipment needs to be provided or hired unless you are staying in a Family Cabin. Alternatively, amp the experience up with a stay in one of the self-contained apartments with its own outdoor area and barbecue. Other drawcards to Tasman Holiday Parks – Te Anau include the hot tubs overlooking Lake Te Anau, the “Hobbiton-inspired” barrel sauna, games room and children’s playground. For more options with idyllic facilities like hot tubs for couples, check out the 10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Te Anau.

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5 Best Holiday Parks in Te Anau© Tasman Holiday Parks - Te Anau

4. Fiordland Great Views Holiday Park

A holiday park outside of town is the Fiordland Great Views Holiday Park. The budget accommodation might be a 20-minute walk away from the town centre but that’s all part of the charm, especially with scenic walks available like the 50-minute Lakeside Path. As well as expansive gardens and a relaxed atmosphere, the holiday park features ultra-affordable cabins with communal bathrooms, a kitchen, a dining room and barbecues. Alternatively, upgrade to one of the self-contained motel studios with modern decor and all of your home-away-from-home amenities. Check out more great self-catering options in the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Te Anau.

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© Fiordland Great Views Holiday Park

5. Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers

While not strictly a holiday park, Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers is another option to pitch your tent in Te Anau. The hostel offers tent sites in their gardens where you’ll have access to the hostel’s communal facilities, such as the kitchen, bathrooms, lounge and free WiFi. The backpackers also offers holiday park-style cabins for couples, “friendly-friends” and solo travellers, as well as glamping tents which are an experience in themself. Find out more about this hostel and more in our 6 Best Backpacker Hostels in Te Anau & Milford Sound.

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5 Best Holiday Parks in Te Anau© Te Anau Lakefront Backpackers

6. Possum Lodge (Manapouri)

A unique location on an arm of land teetering between Lake Manapouri and the Waiau River, Possum Lodge offers a characterful stay for campers. The backpacker cabins, private cabins, motel units and campground are nestled in native forest where you can wind your way through to the sandy lakeshores. You have all of your usual shared hostel facilities, including a well-equipped kitchen, lounge and bathrooms, so there’s really no reason not to try this place out!

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5 Best Holiday Parks in Te Anau© Possum Lodge

More About Holiday Parks in Te Anau

That’s it for our list of the best holiday parks in Te Anau. For more about planning an epic trip to this stunning corner of the world, check out more of our advice:

Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in our Southland Destination Guide.

Author

Robin C.

This article was reviewed and published by Robin, the co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. He has lived, worked and travelled across 16 different countries before calling New Zealand home. He has now spent over a decade in the New Zealand tourism industry, clocking in more than 600 activities across the country. He is passionate about sharing those experiences and advice on NZ Pocket Guide and its YouTube channel. Robin is also the co-founder of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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