Contact us

Phone us on:
+6432499186
0800 782 972 (free call in New Zealand only)

Physical address:
Radfords on the Lake (formerly Radfords Lakeview Motel)
56 Lakefront Drive
Te Anau
Fiordland, New Zealand

Email: info@radfordsonthelake.co.nz

GPS co-ordinates: S45° 25.1942′, E167° 42.8796′

Office Hours 

The office hours are from 8.00am to 8.00pm.
If you are calling from overseas please remember that we are 12hrs ahead of GMT.
If you are planning on arriving later than 8.00pm please call ahead to make arrangements.

Finding us is easy
Finding us couldn’t be simpler. As you drive into Te Anau just head to the waterfront and you’ll find us close to the float plane.

Perfectly located
A convenient 3 minute walk to Te Anau town centre, with its cafes, restaurants, and shops, Radfords Motel is close to the action and amenities. It also lies within easy reach of the real beauty and majesty of this World Heritage area. So where better suited to your stay in Fiordland, than Radfords?

Driving times and distances

For driving times and distances, please refer to the AA Travel calculator.

Bus pick up & drop offs by prior arrangement.

From Queenstown it’s just a scenic  2-3 hour drive. Follow highway 6 to Five Rivers and take a right on to Mossburn. Te Anau is a 50 min drive from there.

Should you intend to fly to the region, Queenstown International Airport and Invercargill Airport provide the closest arrival points, while there is also a limited service to Te Anau airport.

Coach connections are available from all these locations and services run frequently during the summer. Alternatively, there are also car rental options both to and in, Te Anau.

About Te Anau
Te Anau has a permanent population of 4,000.
It has 2 supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, bars, a movie theatre, banks, ATM’s and a medical centre.

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  • "We had a wonderful stay at Radfords on the Lake, after we had some unexpected vehicle trouble. From the moment we arrived, we were warmly welcomed by Kerri, we had amazing service and nothing was a problem. Radfords is located directly across the road from the lake, with lovely views and a short walk to town and cafes/restaurants. We stayed in a two-bedroom unit which was immaculately clean and spacious, with modern furnishings. The beds were comfy with beautiful linen and we loved the little touches of bath salts and chocolates beside the beds. We would highly recommend staying here and can't wait to go back!"
    kathypc2016 – March 2022 – Geraldine, New Zealand  Read Reviews
  • "Top-rated stay at Radfords! This is by far the best place to stay in Te Anau from what I could see! The apartments are beautifully appointed with such attention to detail! They are all lake-facing and the out door areas are beautiful including an immaculate bbq area! The host was friendly and helpful!"
    ClareZ24 – January 2022 – Auckland, New Zealand  Read Reviews
  • "It was great to stay at Radford's Motel, it was clean, spacious, great views. Kerri was full of information and made sure we had the best time when in the Te Anau area. I would highly recommend people to visit this area and explore this awesome place."
    Cheeki Cherries – January 2022 – Cromwell, New Zealand  Read Reviews
  • "We had a wonderful stay at Radfords on the Lake. Kerri (the owner) couldn't have been more helpful (especially when we wanted to tweak arrangements). Lovely comfortable unit with everything we needed."
    Kath – February 2022 – London, United Kingdom  Read Reviews

Our Environmental Promise

We are committed to preserving our beautiful surroundings and reducing our footprint on the environment.

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SHARE YOUR SPECIAL IMAGES WITH US

Three generations working together ♥️ with the next generation not far away from learning the ropes! 

With Mother’s Day just around the corner it got me thinking how lucky I am to be surrounded by these amazing ladies. 

Left to right Shelley, Phyllis, Kerri. Katie was unfortunately unable to be here for the photos. 

We hope everyone has a wonderful Mother’s Day this Sunday 🌸 

📸 @mgphotonz
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⭐️WIN A WEEKEND AWAY⭐️

Relax and enjoy a much deserved getaway on us!

Wake up to majestic views and locally sourced in-room breakfast, experience some of Te Anau’s many unique activities and amazing restaurants on offer.

We are giving you the chance to win a 2 night stay @radfordsonthelake follow instructions below to go in the draw.

P R I Z E

🌟Two nights accommodation for two people in our Premier Lakeview Studio

🌟 Locally sourced in-room continental breakfast each day

🌟 $100 restaurant voucher to dine at a Te Anau restaurant of your choice

🌟 Movie tickets to watch local film Ata Whenua 

E N T E R

👉 Follow @radfordsonthelake 

👉 Tag the person you would like to treat to a weekend away (each tag is an entry)

👉 Share to your story and tag us for an extra entry

Good luck 🤞 

T & C’s

Closes 4th April at 7pm and winner will be announced that week.
Prize must be redeemed before 30/09/22
Need a Valentines gift for your loved one? ♥️ 

Book a romantic getaway in Te Anau and soak up the scenery together!

Mention this post at time of booking to receive a complimentary gift on arrival.

Valid until 28/2/22

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Golden hour 🌅 taken on dusk just before the sun disappeared 

📸 @graham_dainty 

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We were stoked to be able to host these lovely ladies @brodiejeankane @jokane80 over the weekend while Brodie knocked the Luxmore Grunt off! Great to see all their stories out and about enjoying what Te Anau has to offer and we can’t wait to host them again to share more. 

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Just like you, we love our stunning Fiordland environment 💚 Caring for our local wildlife is super important for us - did you know we’re proud supporters of the Antipodes Island Parakeet, also known as the Kākāriki?

Thanks to fantastic conservation efforts from our friends at Te Anau Bird Sanctuary (only a 20 minute walk from us), these special birds are being protected from extinction.
It’s that time of the year to vote for Bird of the Year for 2021 - so jump on with us and vote and if you can make a donation towards their great efforts.
 
Link in bio

📸 @nzbirdsonline
We were recently visited by travel blogger @findingalexx. A connoisseur of all-things NZ tourism, Alexx has compiled a list of top places to stay across the country, and thanks to her enjoyable stay with Radfords, we’ve made the list! 
Hear what Alexx had to say about her time with us - link in our bio
Finalist…. With the MC
We love all of our guests, and sharing their joy as they discover the pure, pristine beauty of Fiordland. So we’re more than pleased to share some rather exciting news: we have been named a Finalist in the Qualmark 100% Pure New Zealand Experience Awards! 

No matter what the end results may be, we are so honoured to be amongst such a fantastic list of finalists and to be recognised for our efforts.

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Why, meow, two-legged pals. 

 I’m Dexter Dude, and this is my second attempt at a short news update on Te Anau from my particular purry perspective. Because despite my small stature, and my priority being snoozing in a patch of sun most of the time, I’m actually surprisingly up-to-speed with the goings on around here.

On Saturday July 10th it sounds like the Kepler Track is going to be bustling. There’s a family-friendly Matariki Night Time Nature Walk to discover the forest after dark, and spot some of the delicious interesting creatures that live there. Registrations are required, so get in quick https://www.doc.govt.nz/news/events/regional-events/fiordland-events/booking-form-fiordland/

That’s all from me for the month. Catch you next time! 
🐾 all my fluffy love, Dexter.

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