Southern Comfort & Hospitality at an Affordable Price

Te Anau and Milford Sound – Fiordland, New Zealand

The Village Inn Hotel
& Accommodation

The Village Inn Hotel, Te Anau is centrally located in Te Anau as it is within a 5 minutes walking distance to the lake shore and town centre.  The hotel is set amongst lovely cottage gardens, off the road side, so it’s very peaceful and quiet.

Our accommodation options include studio rooms, superior rooms and family units with kitchens.  All units are fitted with air conditioning and heating units with plenty of off street parking and landscaped gardens and grounds.

Te Anau is ideal base for exploring the Fiords, including Milford and Doubtful Sounds, it’s the gateway to Fiordland World Heritage Park including the Milford, Routeburn and Kelper Great Walks.  Te Anau is a great place to stay for familys and outdoor fans with our new cycling trails, the Te Anau Bird Santuary, Lion’s Park, Ivon Wilson Park and then there is the wonderful Ata Whenua film at the Fiordland Cinema. 

We also have a number of wonderful eateries and a lovely shopping centre for gifts and souvenirs.

We currently running special rates on this season.  Please see our rates for further information or contact us directly on

Fiordland Attractions

Internationally renowned as the ‘Walking Capital of the World’, Te Anau is the gateway to most of the southern walking tracks, including the world famous Milford Track. But there are also other ways to experience the dramatic Fiordland scenery.

Te Anau

Lake Te Anau Situated on the tranquil shores of Lake Te Anau, this quaint resort is the hub of the Fiordland National Park, a world heritage region of scenic wonders, serenity and mystery.

The Village Inn Hotel is situated within walking distance of the lake and the town centre and is adjacent to a local park (great for the kids!).

From Te Anau you can explore the surrounding majestic views from every angle – from float planes, helicopters and jet boats. Or get even closer to nature and experience some of the best fly fishing and finest walking tracks in the world. Te Anau is the gateway to an unforgettable experience whichever way you choose to explore.

Our tour desk staff are always happy to provide advice and information about the full range of activities available throughout the region

Milford Sound

Mitre Peak, Milford Sound Milford Sound is the most famous and accessible of the grand glacier-carved fiords scattered along New Zealand’s south-western coast.

The road to Milford is one of the world’s finest alpine drives. From Te Anau, the road winds down the Eglinton and Hollyford valleys, then through the Homer Tunnel to be met by Mitre Peak towering from the glassy waters of Milford Sound.

Mountain peaks with sculptural, hanging valleys send waterfalls cascading over sheer granite cliffs to the sea below. Boat trips on the Sound are a must and provide close-up views of awe-inspiring scenery. These cruises are often accompanied by playful dolphins and seals basking on rocks are a common sight.

The Village Inn recommends the following tours and activities:

  • Te Anau Glow Worm Caves
  • Milford Sound Day Cruise
  • Doubtful Sound Day Trip
  • Milford Track Guided Day Walk & Launch Cruise
  • Scenic Flight (Either Float Plane or Helicopter)

As well, there are a wide variety of other activities. Our friendly staff at The Village Inn are always happy to provide advice and information about the full range of activities available throughout the region and can also arrange your bookings for you.

We look forward to having you come and stay.”