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No 16 Motu-Au Close Cottage, Fiordland

Open Plan Living/Dining Area
40 reviews
Open Plan Living/Dining Area
Dining Area
Master bedroom with ensuite
2nd Bedroom
Deck off Master bedroom
The Monument, Lake Manapouri
Pearl Harbour, Doubtful Sound departure point, Manapouri
Wilmot Pass looking into Doubtful Sound
Waiau River, Manapouri
Tui feeding on flax flowers
Lake Manapouri from Scenic Circle Track
Fur Seals Doubtful Sound
Fiordland Crested Penguins, Doubtful Sound
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Manapouri, Southland Region, South Island
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English first
Beesd, The Netherlands
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016 for a stay in February 2016
person found this review helpful

Very good accommodation for family with children. Little space to park your luggage. No internet. Quiet and well attended accommodation. 2 bedroom and 2 bathrooms but both quite small. Plenty of inefficiently used space when with two people, relatively snug when used by four people.

Management response:

Thanks for your feedback from staying as a couple in our No 16 Motu-au Close Cottage, internet access is being connected to this property this winter. This property (70m2 or 750ft2) is designed for two couples or one couple with one child, our property No 18 Motu-au Close right next door is (140m2 or 1475ft2) is great for those wanting...


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Fiona L
Seaham, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016
person found this review helpful

There's alwasy one place where you wish you'd booked another few nights. This is one. Beuatifully decorated. You can lay back on the lounge or spead out at the table. It's also a place where you can get back into the kitchen after getting sick of 'eating out' for weeks whilst away from home. You can cook outdoor in the...

Management response:

Thanks for the great feedback. We purpose built our two Motu-au Close Cottages (16 & 18) on individual sections and set them up so can feel like they are staying in a home. Glad you liked No 16 and love to see you back one day.


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John S
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016 for a stay in January 2016
person found this review helpful

We only stayed one night- quite suitable - near the ferry parking area. The place would be more suited to a longer stay - very well appointed. friendly and helpful owner - suggested a good drive and walk.

Management response:

Thanks for your feedback and we welcome you back for a longer stay to enjoy the cottage and more of Fiordland.


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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About the neighbourhood
Manapouri Village is located on the shores of Lake Manapouri which is the centgre of Fiordland National Park, one of the worlds largest World Heritiage Parks. Lake Manapouri is New Zealands most beautiful lake being island studded with many arms. Lake Manapouri was the site of the beginning of conservation in New Zealand so is steeped in Conservation history and is the pride of many New Zealanders who stood up to a government and big business in the 1960's in the 'Save Lake Manapouri' campaign and won.

Lake Manapouri is the departure point to Doubtful Sound. The Manapouri Village is located on the edge of Lake Manapouri with forest margin seperating any buildings from the Lake so access is readily available for everyone to enjoy. Watch the sunset go down over Lake Manapo...
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Queenstown: 160.0 km
Lake Manapouri is an easy 1.75hours drive from the Queenstown Airport through magnificent scenery.
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.2 km.
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