10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Te Anau ❤️ [2023]© High Leys Lodge
10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Te Anau ❤️ [2023]

10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Te Anau ❤️ [2024]

© High Leys Lodge

Where to Find Honeymoon and Couples’ Accommodations in Te Anau

For couples who love to adventure together, Te Anau is an amazing base. On the edge of the Fiordland National Park, you’ll have access to a range of outstanding hikes, as well as other outdoor activities which you can get inspiration for in our 10 Best Things to Do in Fiordland. Not to mention the majestic Lake Te Anau surrounded by mountains makes for a romantic setting for a couples’ getaway, honeymoon or anniversary. So, find your perfect romantic getaway with this list of the most romantic accommodations in Te Anau.

While you’re here, inspire your getaway further with the 10 Best Things to Do in Te Anau and the 5 Most Romantic Things to Do in Milford Sound.

1. Radfords on the Lake

An eco-friendly romantic escape awaits at Radfords on the Lake. Stay in superbly-appointed apartments and suites for couples with luxurious spa baths, lake views and a super king bed. Each room features a small kitchenette, Sky TV, free WiFi, plunger coffee and other hot drinks to enjoy in your downtime, while your stay also provides access to free bike hire and free use of the laundry facilities. Why not hire a DVD where the money is donated to the Te Anau Bird Sanctuary? For more upscale motel stays like this, check out the 10 Best Motels in Te Anau.

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10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Te Anau ❤️ [2023]© Radfords on the Lake

3. Fiordland Lodge

The construction of the lodge itself is enough to impress your loved one for a special occasion, made from striking natural timber and clad in river stone. Stay in one of the 10 luxurious rooms or two stand-alone self-contained log cabins of the Fiordland Lodge, each boasting commanding views over Lake Te Anau. The “Executive Suites” and “Deluxe Lodge Rooms” are ideal choices for couples. The “Log Cabin” is also utterly romantic with a European chalet ambience. See more recommendations like this in the 10 Best Luxury Accommodations in Te Anau.

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7 Best Romantic Accommodation in Te Anau© Fiordland Lodge

3. Dunluce Boutique Accommodation

Stay in one of the four exclusive rooms of this boutique bed and breakfast. Each of the rooms at the Dunluce Boutique Accommodation is named after the mountain ranges seen from the room and features either a king or super king bed. Watch the sunset together from your private deck then enjoy the cosiness of your room with luxurious like underfloor heating. The stay also includes breakfast, a complimentary glass of New Zealand wine and a refreshment area with homemade treats and hot drinks.

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© Dunluce Bed and Breakfast

4. High Leys Lodge

A modern luxury lodge among vast manicured gardens, High Leys Lodge is well worth considering for couples. Located on the Milford Road, only 4km (2.5 miles) from Te Anau, you’re close enough for convenience but far enough for tranquillity, which is easily maintained with only three rooms available at this adults-only retreat. Each queen room is modernly appointed with a tiled ensuite with a walk-in shower and large ranch sliders soaking in the views of Lake Te Anau and leading to a sun-drenched patio. The food is also to die for; a generous ensemble of a gourmet breakfast, New Zealand wine and a cheese platter served each evening, and homebaked treats available daily.

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10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Te Anau ❤️ [2023]© High Leys Lodge

5. Anchorage Motel Apartments

For couples on a budget, you can still find a romantic stay in Te Anau. Anchorage Motel Apartments boasts several studios with a luxurious private cedar hot tub and/or double spa baths if you’re looking to treat yourselves. While the decor of the motel’s self-contained rooms are pretty basic, they’re harmless enough and can be forgiven for the price. In addition, we love that the motel is part of the Southland Sustainable Tourism Project with practices to conserve water and reduce energy and waste. As for the location, it is moments away from the Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre and the lakefront. For more affordable options like this, check out the 15 Best Budget Accommodations in Te Anau.

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10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Te Anau ❤️ [2023]© Anchorage Motel Apartments

6. Alpine Rock B&B

Nestled in the Te Anau countryside overlooking rose gardens and out to the Kepler Mountains, the Alpine Rock B&B provides the ultimate setting for romance. It’s also the setting for a comfortable stay with a few indulgences, including a substantial breakfast included in the rate and access to a view-soaking hot tub. There are just two elegantly-appointed guest rooms available, where couples can enjoy a shared lounge with a cosy log fire and French doors opening onto the sundeck and garden. Also on the property are a few friendly animals.

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10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Te Anau ❤️ [2023]© Alpine Rock B&B

7. Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas

Enjoy breathtaking lake views, colourful gardens and pampering sessions together at the Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas. The lakefront four-star hotel boasts luxurious villas and deluxe suites. End a day of adventuring in the Fiordland National Park by unwinding in your private spa bath or getting a massage. Enjoy a romantic meal of South Island specialities at the on-site restaurant and relax in the hotel’s spa, sauna and swimming pool. And if your romance is ready for the next level, how about a dream wedding in the hotel’s lakefront chapel?

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© Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas

8. Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau

Looking for an alternative hotel in Te Anau? Check out the Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau by Millennium Hotels, ideal and affordable for couples. There are two types of rooms available: the “Standard Room” and the “Superior Room. The well-appointed rooms have all the expected hotel amenities while providing a comfortable base to explore Fiordland and make use of the on-site restaurant serving Kiwi specialities along with romantic lake views. See more accommodations with hotel-like facilities in the 20 Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Te Anau.

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© Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau

9. Distinction Luxmore Hotel

Another excellent hotel by Distinction Hotels, Distinction Luxmore Hotel offers a convenient hotel location in Te Anau town centre. The 180-room hotel offers something for couples seeking luxury and pampering in the “Deluxe Suites” with a spa bath and super king beds, while the “Standard Hotel Rooms” offer a budget-friendly choice. The hotel also has two eateries, Bailiez being a popular choice with the locals and a great spot for lunch.

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7 Best Romantic Accommodation in Te Anau© Distinction Luxmore Hotel

10. Sully’s Retreat

Nothing screams romance quite like a log cabin with views of a World Heritage Area! Sully’s Retreat is located at the foot of Lake Te Anau, just outside of town and overlooks the Te Anau Golf Course. Enjoy fresh breakfast supplies daily including fresh farm eggs, venison sausages and bacon, freshly-baked bread, croissants and more. Evenings can be spent by the cosy gas fire and sleeping snug in the king bed of the master or mezzanine bedroom. For more accommodations for an independent stay, check out the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Te Anau.

© The Hollows Luxury Log Cabin

More About Romantic Accommodations in Te Anau

That’s it for our list of the most romantic accommodations 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.


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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