Bella Vista Motel Te Anau
We welcome you to the Bella Vista Te Anau Motel Accommodation.
This property has been independently assessed by Qualmark as 4 star quality accommodation.
Te Anau is the hub of the Fiordland region and the perfect base for your adventures. From the moment you arrive, you'll enjoy the convenience of being located in close proximity to the Te Anau town centre for business, shops, entertainment and other activities. At Bella Vista Te Anau we cater for all your business or recreational needs.
We are easy to find on Mokoroa Street, just two hours' drive from Queenstown and two hours drive north of Invercargill. Situated in a quiet location, adjacent to a park and the closest motel to the town centre, we are just a few minutes stroll from the lakefront.
We have ample safe parking so you can leave your car and explore on foot. Te Anau, the gateway to Fiordland, is a great location to base yourself for easy access to some of New Zealand's most famous walks in the Fiordland National Park. It is also the perfect place to start a visit to Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound. There is a wide range of other activities from jet boating the Waiau River to scenic flights available and can all be booked at our Te Anau motel.
Our superior smoke-free Te Anau motel accommodation includes a variety of studios and one-bedroom units. The purpose-built access units have been designed with parking at the door for your convenience. Our units vary with a choice of king, queen or single beds with electric blankets for those cooler nights.
Unlimited free WIFI is available with a spacious work desk in every room. Units vary from just tea and toast making facilities to those with cooking facilities. We offer continental breakfasts and evening meals charge back facilities, dine in or dine out.
You can be assured of a warm welcome at reception where we will assist you in every way possible.
Contact us for more information on availability, rates and rooms at Bella Vista Motel Te Anau.
Distances from Te Anau Motel
|Town Centre||5 minutes|
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- At a glance
Office hours 8.00am to 8.00pm
On-site parking Free of charge
Breakfast service Continental breakfast available on request
Available on request Interconnecting rooms, cot, high chair
Value adds Free Unlimited WIFI
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Phone +64 3 249 8683
Compact Queen Studio
Ground floor and upstairs studios, Queen bed only, ensuite shower, free WiFi, heated towel rail, hair dryer, tea/coffee and toast making facilities, cutlery & crockery, microwave, refrigerator, electric jug, electric heater, radio alarm clock, telephone. This room not suitable for cooking meals.
- 18 m2
Superior Queen Studio
Upstairs and ground floor studios, some with access facilities, ensuite shower, free WiFi, heated towel rail, hair dryer, kitchenette with microwave, cutlery & crockery, refrigerator, electric jug, electric heater, radio alarm clock, telephone, Sky TV, electric blanket. These rooms not suitable for cooking meals.
- 20 m2
Superior Queen / Single Studio
Upstairs unit with ensuite shower, Queen bed and single bed, free WiFi, heated towel rail, hair dryer, kitchenette with microwave, cutlery & crockery, refrigerator, electric jug, electric heater, radio alarm clock, telephone, Sky TV, electric blanket. This unit not suitable for cooking meals.
- 20 m2
Superior King Studio
Super King bed, can be split for twin on request, ensuite shower, free WiFi, heated towel rail, hair dryer, table & chairs, hotplate available on request, kitchenette with microwave, cutlery & crockery, refrigerator, electric jug, electric heater, radio alarm clock, private telephone.
- 23 m2
Superior Queen Spa Studio
Ground floor unit with ensuite spa bath / shower over, free WiFi, heated towel rail, hair dryer, table & chairs, kitchenette, hotplate available on request, microwave, cutlery & crockery, refrigerator, electric jug, electric heater, radio alarm clock.
- 23 m2
One Bedroom Apartment
Super King bed in living room with 2 x single beds in separate room. Ensuite shower over spa bath, heated towel rail, hair dryer, table & chairs, armchairs, fully equipped small kitchen, electric heater, radio alarm clock, private telephone, free WiFi, Sky TV, electric blanket. A two-bedroom unit (max 6) may be available with interconnecting door to next unit. On request and only when booking directly with the motel.
- 37 m2
- 18 Superior Self-Contained Serviced motel units
- Family and Studio Units (3 with Spa Baths)
- Free Wi-Fi Internet
- Modern guest laundry
- Continental Breakfast available
- Corporate and Group rates available on request
- Group or Conference enquires welcome
- Reservations for activities booked at no extra cost
- N.Z Qualmark 4 Star Rating ****
- Eftpos and credit card facilities
- BBQ Area
Tramping and walking opportunities are endless to suit everyone, with the larger tracks being the Kepler, Routeburn, Milford and Hollyford. There are also a number of smaller walking tracks along the road into Milford Sound and around Lakes Te Anau and Manapouri ranging from 10 minutes to 3 hours.
Local Activities Include:
Fiordland from the water
The pristine beauty of Fiordland can be seen close up from the water.
Cruise around Milford, Doubtful, Dusky or Breaksea sounds. The pristine forest, sheer rock walls and tumbling waterfalls are a breathtaking sight. Local inhabitants include New Zealand fur seals and Fiordland crested penguins.
Cruises range from half a day to several nights. Some companies also offer fishing and diving experiences or ecology-based tours.
Sea kayaking is an active way to explore Fiordland in a small, personalised group. Several specialist companies offer a range of trips - from overnighters to six-day adventures.
You can also cruise or sail the clear, glacial waters of Lake Te Anau, the South Island's biggest lake. Lake Manapouri, smaller but just as pristine, is also nearby.
Take a 2 1/2 hour guided trip to the caves and glow-worm grotto on the edge of Lake Te Anau. These caves are geologically active - quite unique in the Southern Hemisphere.
For a faster thrill, try jet boating on the upper Waiau River. This same river featured in The Lord of the Rings trilogy as the River Anduin.
The 'Walking Capital of the World'
Three of New Zealand's nine Great Walks are located in Fiordland. Walk for a day, or do the full track and stay in hikers' huts along the way.
The Milford Track is New Zealand's most famous walk. It has been thrilling travelers for more than 100 years.
The Kepler Track takes you through mountains, native forest, waterfalls and glacier-carved valleys.
The Routeburn Track is one of the shorter Great Walks. It links Mount Aspiring National Park with Fiordland National Park, showing off mountain peaks and jewel-like lakes along the way.
The Hump Ridge Track is a 3 day loop track along the coast and through native forest. Though less well-known, it is just as stunning as the Great Walks.
Whichever walk you choose, take along an experienced guide to explain the unique flora and fauna and techniques for surviving in the bush.
If you're not one for walking, try a quad bike adventure through the back blocks of Fiordland; it's fun for all ages.
A bird's eye view of Fiordland
Some of the sights of Fiordland are best appreciated from the air.
Take a spectacular scenic flight over Fiordland National Park - either fixed wing, floatplane or helicopter.
View crystal clear lakes, glacier-carved fiords and endless snow clad mountains.
Land in Milford Sound for a cruise of the fiord.
If a scenic flight is out of your budget, you can enjoy aerial views of the region from your armchair; watch 'Fiordland on Film - Ata Whenua' at the Fiordland Cinema.
Underneath the fiords
A phenomenon called 'deep water emergence' creates an environment similar to the deep ocean only a few metres beneath the water surface of the fiords.
Guided diving tours take you to black coral and other Fiordland submarine mysteries.
The Milford Discovery Centre underwater observatory enables non-diving visitors to view the unique marine environment.
The fish are always biting
Fiordland's fishing is almost as spectacular as its scenery.
A range of experienced operators offer guided freshwater fishing and saltwater fishing.
Licenses are required and are readily available at a number of outlets in Te Anau and Manapouri.
Lakes Te Anau and Manapouri are open for fishing all year round. The rivers are generally open for the summer months.
Look for wild brown and rainbow trout.
Milford Sound has long taken the top spot of most visited attraction and its reign continues on. The breathtaking nature of the sheer cliffs dwarfing the pleasure cruise boats is a sight to behold and something every Kiwi should experience. With snow covering the many mountain tops as you head along the Milford Road leaving Lake Te Anau in your wake, you'll pass through native ancient beech forests and emerge into the theatre and majesty of Fiordland's mountain passes. Your two hour cruise on Milford Sound itself will be a wonder of wildlife and photographic opportunities.
Without a doubt, visiting Milford Sound from Te Anau is the best option, ensuring your journey time is as short and enjoyable as possible.
Stay, Coach & Cruise Package Deals
- One Night Stay - from $279 for two people. Includes a studio room, and a Milford Sound Day Trip, Cruise and Coach for two.
- Two Night Stay - from $389 for two people. Includes a studio room, and a Milford Sound Day Trip, Cruise and Coach for two.
- Three Night Stay - from $499 for two people. Includes a studio room, and a Milford Sound Day Trip, Cruise and Coach for two.
Bookings valid 1 March to 30 September 2022
Milford Sound Cruise and Coach Day Trip
Your day begins with your coach deaprting Te Anau lakefront at 10am (it is about 5min walk from the motel), return at 4:30pm.
Travelling along Milford Road is one of the finest alpine drives in the world. The scenery is exceptional, ranging from broad grassy flats, dense rainforests, and towering mountains to glacial lakes and alpine herb fields.
On board our coach you can save on petrol, save on parking and save the planet (every little bit counts!). The drivers have been selected for their knowledge of the Fiordland region and driving experience on Milford Road. They’ll provide insightful and entertaining commentary along the way. The schedule allows plenty of time for all the best photo stops. There are glass-roof coaches so you can be sure to see the magnitude of the mountains at all times! When you get to Milford Sound itself, you’ll take to the water and cruise for in style on board the Milford Mariner or Milford Haven, the cruising bar and Café.
Your Studio Room
Your room includes Queen bed, ensuite shower, free WiFi, heated towel rail, hair dryer, tea/coffee and toast making facilities, cutlery & crockery, microwave, refrigerator, electric jug, electric heater, radio alarm clock, telephone. This room not suitable for cooking meals. Ground floor and upstairs studios. An upgrade to a larger room is available at extra cost.
Bella Vista Rewards can also be earned on this booking. Sign up at check-in
Michael & Mina look forward to hosting you.
Te Anau is nestled on the outskirts of Fiordland National Park, one of the largest in the world, and a World Heritage area. Some of the wildest and dramatic scenery can be found right at our doorstep. Te Anau is located close to the main southern walking tracks and truly earns the International recognition as the "Sightseeing and Walking Capital of the World". With spectacular Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound, both are a must see during your stay with many other activities available.
Milford Sound is the most famous and accessible of the grand glacier carved fiords scattered along New Zealand's south western coast.
Travel distances in kilometres to Te Anau
- Ashburton 555 kms
- Blenheim 946 kms
- Christchurch 643 kms
- Dunedin 291 kms
- Fox Glacier 486 kms
- Franz Josef Glacier 509 kms
- Greymouth 682 kms
- Hanmer Springs 769 kms
- Hokitika 644 kms
- Invercargill 158 kms
- Kaikoura 817 kms
- Mosgiel 277 kms
- Nelson 968 kms
- Oamaru 403 kms
- Queenstown 174 kms
- Wanaka 228 kms
- Westport 782 kms