Te Anau is a lovely place to be based for a few days. The location of the Bella Vista Motel in relation to the various facilities in the town is handy whilst remaining very quiet.
We had a wonderful road trip to and from Milford Sound, with lots of snow conditions around the Homer Tunnel. The road was well gritted by the local maintenance crews so no real problems where in countered.
Fantastic views and photo opportunities abound so allow plenty of time for the drive down and back (at least 2.5 hours each way just to be able to stop every so often to take in the views) to Milford.
Don't try and do it as a day trip from Queenstown as you will not do the trip justice and will miss out on spending time in Te Anau itself.
The level of friendly service provided by the locals was just spot on! Not over the top, just good old fashioned service with a genuine smile.
This was very much on display at the Bella Vista Motel Te Anau. The attention to detail and advice given by the hosts, Janelle and Selby was just great. Not to forget the muffins on arrival!
Thanks for the wonderful memories.
Christine & Andrew McKinnon
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated at a quiet location, adjacent to a park and the closest motel to the town centre, just minutes stroll from the lakefront. Bella Vista Te Anau Motel accommodation offers 18 superior quality units with kitchenettes and shower ensuites (3 with shower over spa bath).Te Anau is a beautiful picturesque township nestled on the shores of Lake Te Anau, which is the largest lake in the South Island, and the second largest lake in New Zealand. It is a great place to base yourself when exploring Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bella Vista Hotel
- Bella Vista Te Anau