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Classic Cottage

Classic Cottage

Cottage, Holiday Home Accommodation - Manapouri

Classic Cottage is excellent quality budget accommodation. Moments walk to the Doubtful Sound departure point, it has off-road parking and stunning Fiordland Mountain views.

Classic Cottage has a newly renovated bathroom with gas water, shower, bath, vanity and separate toilet. Freshly painted throughout with a clean, well equipped kitchen, and open plan living area.
Two freshly painted bedrooms contain 1 double bed 1 queen and 1 single, sleeping up to 5 people.

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Cabot Lodge - Fiordland National Park

Cabot Lodge - Fiordland National Park

Lodge Accommodation - Manapouri

Set on 2000 acres of farmland bordering the Fiordland National Park, Cabot Lodge - Fiordland National Park offers uninterrupted views of Lake Manapouri and the surrounding mountains. The Lodge offers free WiFi, free parking, daily on-farm activities, as well as a cooked breakfast, evening canapes and a set evening meal showcasing farm to plate cuisine, included in all rates. Each of the lodge suites are separated by paved walkways enclosing a courtyard with outdoor fireplace for al fresco... More...

Time Out Cottages

Time Out Cottages

Apartment Accommodation - Manapouri

Featuring mountain views, Time Out Cottages provides accommodation with a patio and a kettle, around 700 metres from Luxmore Jet. The air-conditioned accommodation is 600 metres from Manapouri, and guests benefit from private parking available on site and free WiFi. The apartment features 1 bedroom, a TV with satellite channels, an equipped kitchenette with a microwave and a fridge, a washing machine, and 1 bathroom with a shower. Guests at the apartment can enjoy tennis on site, or fishing in... More...

Kepler Mountain View

Kepler Mountain View

Holiday Home Accommodation - Manapouri

Featuring a patio with pool views, a garden and a tennis court, Kepler Mountain View can be found in Manapouri, close to Luxmore Jet and 1.1 km from Manapouri. Boasting free private parking, the holiday home is in an area where guests can engage in activities such as hiking, cycling and fishing. This air-conditioned holiday home comes with a seating area, a flat-screen TV, a Blu-ray player and a kitchen with a dishwasher. At the holiday home guests are welcome to take advantage of a hot tub.... More...

Freestone Cabin

Freestone Cabin

Campsite Accommodation - Manapouri

Situated in Manapouri, Freestone Cabin offers accommodation with a balcony. Complimentary WiFi is available. A continental breakfast can be enjoyed at the property. Doubtful Sound is 43 km from the camping, while Luxmore Jet is 2.6 km away. More...

Manapouri Township is a 20 minutes drive from Te Anau. It is the gateway to both Doubtful and Dusky Sounds and the starting point for local walking tracks.
Manapouri is a popular destination during the summer months when visitors come to soak up the sunshine and enjoy Lake Manapouri’s crystal clear waters.

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Manapouri, with a population of 400, is situated on the shores of it’s namesake, Lake Manapouri. It is a beautiful lake with many bush clad islands scattered throughout, framed by the spectacular Cathedral Mountains.
It is the gateway to such scenic wonders of Doubtful Sound and Dusky Sound and the starting point for many walking tracks, hunting and fishing trips.

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There are few more mysterious and lovely lakes than that of Lake Manapouri, which is often referred to as the ’loveliest’ of all of New Zealand’s (and especially Fiordland’s) very many lakes. Individuals have their own favourites but there can be no doubting of Lake Manapouri’s supreme and unique beauty, a beauty that only begins to be fully revealed and appreciated by taking a trip on the lake itself.
Brooding, tranquil, tempestuous, serene, glowering - these are all true of Lake Manapouri in one or more of its compelling moods. To drift quietly along in the North Arm, on a clear Fiordland day, is to experience sights and sounds of exquisite beauty.
A feature of the lake is the number of coves, bays and islands,set in astonishingly pure water.
Thirty five wooded islands dot the lake, and the shoreline extends for 157 km, with dense bush and interspaced with lovely beaches.

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The name Manapouri is a corruption of manawapora ("sorrowing heart"), a Maori name that was applied to Lake South Mavora - situated East of Fiordland National Park - and mistakenly given to Manapouri by a European cartographer.
The ancient Maori name was Roto-ua (the rainy lake), but it later became Moturau, meaning many islands or as some would have it "lake of a hundred islands". This is an exaggeration but one with appeal.
Today, launches, boats, yachts and kayaks are regularly seen on all parts of the lake carrying both tourist and private parties on their various excursions and adventures.
Those who have come to know this extraordinary lake greatly value the seclusion and pristine atmosphere to be found in it’s many arms and bays.

Spacer Services and Facilities in Manapouri
Manapouri has a range of accommodation, including motor camps, motels, homestays and farmstays.

Grocery Store (open 7 days)
Petrol Station (open 7 days)
Bar and Bistro (open 7 days)
Bottle Store (open 7 days)
Craft Shops
Video Hire
Swimming pool, library and public hall

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From Pearl Harbour visitors depart for West Arm and Doubtful Sound by launch over Lake Manapouri, or walk some of the local tracks.
You can hire kayak’s and rowboats (from Fiordland Adventure Charters and Fish Fiordland) and paddle over the Waiau River or around Lake Manapouri. Access to some local walks are available by crossing the Waiau River.

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