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Chalets right on the edge of Fiordland Nat. Park New Zealand
A tui on a kowhai tree
Hostel in Southland, New Zealand
Quiet, simple, comfortable accommodation in 4-bed chalets with spacious shared amenities only meters away from the gates of Fiordland National Park and World Heritage Area. We offer also a self-contained cottage sleeping up to 4 people, and a twin/double with ensuite. Bottom sheets are provided, guests bring their own pillows, bedding and towels (can be hired at a charge).
We are a non-profit community enterprise dedicated to providing outdoor adventure and education opportunities to the community and visitors to the area. Surrounded by pristine southern beach forest, we are off the beaten tourist track and are often pleasantly quiet during December and January.
Please note we are quite remote (get away from that cell phone beep) and the closest grocery shops, restaurants and fuel is available in Te Anau (66km), Manapouri (46km) and Tuatapere (55km) - don't go hungry!
Local Area InformationAn excellent base for exploring Fiordland, especially if you want to avoid the summer crowds. Very suitable for families and those with interest in nature, birdwatching and outdoors activities for all fitness levels and ages including walking, tramping, mountain biking, fishing, kayaking, caving, climbing, boating, swimming in the rivers, horse riding, hunting, jetboating - all at your doorstep or a short walk/drive away. Hire equipment is available for some of these activities. Good base for a trip to spectacular Doubtful Sound.
The pristine bush around Borland Lodge harbours several rare and endangered bird species, including yellowhead, kaka, crested grebe, and black billed gull on the river mouth.
Local historic and cultural attractions include the townships of Te Anau and Tuatapere, a nearby restoration project to revive traditional Maori food resources (Mahika Kai), a historic suspension bridge, a still operating historic power station, the unique Manapouri Underground Power Station etc (read more about nature, history and attractions below).
|Location:||Fiordland, Southland, New Zealand|
|Map : ||Sorry, no map.|
|This Property Sleeps:||35|
|Minimum Price Per Night:||$21 (Currency Converter)|
|Maximum Price Per Night:||$30|
|Nearest Airport:||Invercargill, Queenstown|
|Prices are per person per night, in NZ dollars. Rate for self-contained cottage is based on twin occupancy, extra people $15 per night (max 2). Children under 16 are entitled to 50% discount on adult rate ($11), under fives stay for free. Extra charge may apply for bedding and linen. Some of the property is wheelcahir accessible.|
* Children are allowed
Accommodation and Facilities Summary
|Theme||Quiet yet close to local activity, Away from it all|
|Accommodation||Changeover Day Flexible, Size: Spacious, Accommodation Type: Self Catering|
|Suitability||Wheelchair accessible, Geared Towards Younger People, Children Welcome, Family Oriented, No Pets|
|Outside||Outside Tap, Garden, Parking, Patio, Barbecue, Barbecue Area|
|Location||Remote Location, In the Country, Distance to Airport >100km, Distance to local restaraunts >5km, Distance to convenience store >5km, Distance to beach >5km, In the mountains|
|Local Area||The local town is Lively but not wild, Distance to Local Town Centre >20km, Quiet Bars and Pubs|
|Local Activities||Water Sports, Mountaineering, Walking, Swimming, Water Skiing, Sailing, Mountain Biking, Horse Riding, Fishing, Cycling|
|Living Room||Fireplace, Fold Out Beds Sleeping 1, Armchairs 4, Sofas 4, Seating for >10 People|
|Laundry||Airing Cupboard, Nearby Laundrette|
|Kitchen||Toaster, Grill, Separate dining area, Fridge, Freezer, Oven, Hob, Microwave, Crockery & Cutlery Provided|
|Entertainment||Cassette Player, Video, TV|
|Dining||Dining room, Seating for >10 People, Dining room table|
|Bedroom||Ensuites 1, Pull-out Beds 2, Twins 8, Singles 1, Doubles 1|
|Bathroom||Shower Rooms 6, Toilets 6, Bathrooms 2|