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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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Murrells Grand View House

Murrells Grand View House

Bed and Breakfast Accommodation - Manapouri

Located in Manapouri, Grand View House offers boutique B&B accommodation in a historic house with magnificent lake and mountain views. Guests can relax on the verandah. Situated on the edge of Fiordland National Park, Grand View House is a 5-minute walk from the departure point for Doubtful Sound cruises. The local beach is only 2 minutes’ walk away and Te Anau is 20 minutes' drive away. All rooms have an en suite bathroom with complimentary New-Zealand made toiletries. Each room is... More...

Lakefront Villa Manapouri

Lakefront Villa Manapouri

Holiday Home Accommodation - Manapouri

Set in Manapouri, 700 metres from Manapouri and less than 1 km from Luxmore Jet, Lakefront Villa Manapouri offers accommodation with free WiFi, air conditioning, free bikes and a garden. This beachfront property offers access to a patio and free private parking. The holiday home features 3 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, a washing machine, and 2 bathrooms with a shower. The holiday home offers a barbecue. If you would... More...

Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn

Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn

Motel Accommodation - Manapouri

Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn is located in the heart of Fiordland, just 15 minutes' drive from Te Anau. It offers barbecue facilities and free parking. All rooms feature views of Lake Manapouri. The rooms at Manapouri Lakeview Inn are heated and have en suite bathrooms. Satellite TV and tea and coffee making facilities are provided. Each room comes with a work desk and Wi-Fi internet access. The tour desk can provide sightseeing advice and help guests with activity bookings, including horse... More...

Acheron Cottages

Acheron Cottages

Holiday Home Accommodation - Manapouri

Set in Manapouri, less than 1 km from Luxmore Jet and an 11-minute walk from Manapouri, Acheron Cottages offers accommodation with free WiFi, air conditioning and access to a garden with a terrace. Each unit is fitted with a balcony, a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave, a seating area with a sofa, a flat-screen TV, a washing machine, and a private bathroom with shower and a hairdryer. A fridge, a stovetop and toaster are also offered, as well as a kettle. 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.

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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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