Fiordland Lodge

Fiordland Lodge

Set in a stunning corner of the country, on the edge of the Fiordland National Park and overlooking the mysterious Lake Te Anau, Fiordland Lodge is a gem. The fishing is also exceptional, with plenty of brown and rainbow trout in the nearby rivers and streams.

The lodge’s chosen guides can take you to fish on any of the 40 local rivers and when you’ve fished enough you can head out into the national park and explore. It’s a powerful place of great beauty. Fiordland National Park is now part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area, which also includes nearby Westland and Aoraki-Mount Cook National Parks –  all stunning parts of the country.

 

Lodge Room, Fiordland Lodge, New Zealand

The Accommodation:

  • there are nine lodge rooms and one suite in the main lodge building, and two well-appointed log cabins in the grounds
  • the Executive Suite has a private lounge with gas fire, a delicious bathroom with spa bath, and long-ranging views to the far end of the lake
  • the nine lodge rooms also have beautiful lake views, ensuite bathrooms and luxurious beds. Each opens out with double doors to the balcony
  • the two log cabins are quietly understated with their recycled native timber interiors and comfortable furnishings. Each has a gas fire and far-reaching views to the lake and mountains of the national park
  • Log cabin guests have full use of the lodge facilities. One cabin sleeps 4 and the other 5 people

 

Lounge at Fiordland Lodge, New Zealand

The Main Lodge:

  • an architectural statement in itself, the lodge features sturdy log construction, an 11 metre high river-stone fireplace and soaring roof and window profiles
  • a huge central gallery room is the social hub of the lodge and is a great place to watch the dynamic Fiordland weather and views
  • the decor reflects the outdoor environment with the colours of the mountains, lakes and tussock brought indoors
  • the restaurant, which also has stunning views, is well known locally for its fine food
  • the cuisine centres around locally grown, often organic, foods and the menu changes daily to reflect what’s available

The Fishing:

  • there are over 40 rivers within a 90 minute drive of the lodge
  • both rainbow and brown trout are caught, all on a Catch & Release basis
  • local guides specialise in upstream sight fishing, and can supply all gear and tackle

 

Fishing for trout, Fiordland Lodge, New Zealand

 

  • a 9 foot 5 or 6 weight rod, a reel capable of holding plenty of backing (there are some big fish out here), and line in dark colour. Clothing should be of dull or earth tonings to blend in with the local landscape
  • water temperatures this far south are cool – starting as low as 8 – 9 degrees C (46 – 48F) in early summer and peaking at 16 – 17 degrees C (62 – 64F) in mid-summer
  • overnight fishing and heli-fishing trips also available
  • guided fishing rates – $NZ 860 per day for 1-2 people; gear and lunch included

Awards & Accolades:

  • Best Accommodation title at National Hospitality Awards
  • Enviro-Gold Award for it’s “Treading Lightly Initiative”
  • New Zealand’s only Orvis Endorsed Lodge

Tariff:

  • rates are high season, per room per night, and include breakfast, pre-dinner drinks and dinner
  • Executive Suite   $NZ 1420 for 2 people
  • Deluxe Suite   $NZ 1220 for 2 people
  • Lodge Rooms   $NZ 1020 for 2 people
  • Log Cabins from $NZ 820 for 2 people
  • Stay/Fish packages available; a minimum stay requirement applies
  • The lodge is unable to accommodate children under 5 years
  • Cancellation fees may apply
  • Currency converter available here

Season:

Fiordland Lodge is open from August 1 to May 31. The fishing season is open October to April (some rivers don’t open until November)

 

Email us for more information or to make a booking

Bookings:

We can confirm availability, get up-to-date pricing and a full quote to you overnight. We’ll then handle and complete your booking for you with full personal service all the way through.

We can also help you with all your flights to and from New Zealand, your other travel and accommodation arrangements, transfers to and from the lodge, and suggested itineraries for you to further explore this beautiful country.