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, click on this link for the AA travel calculator: www.aatravel.co.nz/main/td-calculator.php

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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  • "Beautiful hotel, warm and welcoming. We had a 2 bedroom spa bath unit which was lovely. Decorated luxuriously with special touches, and so clean. Kerri, the manager is so lovely, let us feed her gorgeous cat Dexter as we were missing ours. Guest laundry available, free parking and situated right across the road from the lake and a short walk to town. Can’t wait to return, thank you for a lovely stay."
    TraceJase – August 2021 – Gold Coast, Australia  Read Reviews
  • "We stayed for two nights and have no complaints, staff were very helpful and their location puts you very close to the main street and local places to eat. The room was good and on par with many places we have stayed in both in OZ and Europe and in some aspects, better. I certainly recommend them as a nice place to rest and relax during your exploration of this beautiful country."
    Jason T – August 2021 – Adelaide, Australia  Read Reviews
  • "We fully underestimated Te Anau, I wish we could have stayed longer. Absolutely wonderful place to stay, lovely helpful people, and beautiful comfortable rooms. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality!"
    Lorraine – August 2021 – New Plymouth, New Zealand  Read Reviews
  • "Really enjoyed our time at Radfords, clean comfortable room with a great view. Knowledgeable staff and well located. Well located to walk to the Real Journeys centre to catch our cruise to Doubtful Sounds. Would definitely stay again."
    Alex P – July 2021 – Gladesville, Australia  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

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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Winter is officially here! And the beautiful stillness of Lake Te Anau is second to none at this time of the year. In fact, the whole Fiordland region is stunning this season; things are a little bit quieter outside of the peak spring and summer Great Walks and general exploration period, meaning you can take a moment to catch your breath and soak in the scenery. 
We’d love to host you here at Radfords on the Lake for a midwinter break. Time it with the school holidays next month to treat the kiddos to a calm, crisp Doubtful or Milford Sound experience. Or take the time to yourself – as a couple or alone – to tick this trip off your Kiwi adventure bucket list. 

📸 Great South
Reading through Trip Advisor reviews and I thought this lovely review sums up Kerri and her team perfectly...
Kerri, Steve and their team absolutely love sharing their local knowledge and making sure you get the most from your time in Fiordland. 

💫 Warm friendly Southern Hospitality
🏔 Beautiful views of Lake Te Anau, surrounding mountains and manicured gardens
🛏 Cosy and comfortable apartments 

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Pappi’s scones for morning tea - our favourite!! 
Follow @whats_for_smoko for this recipe and many more

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Autumn 🍂 

Our favourite season here in Te Anau, the weather is calm and still followed with warm sunny afternoons.

This tree was saved when the section was cleared by Sandra & Merv Radford in preparation for building the complex back in 2000, we always look forward to the beautiful colours it changes to in Autumn.

📸 @thejoshshaw 

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