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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  • "From the easy parking to the super warm welcome from Kerri & the brilliant night's sleep - what's not to like at Radfords? Great location - 5 mins walk to the main street, 10-12 mins at most to the farthest restaurant - 2 mins to the seaplane, 5 mins to the heliport & 30 seconds to the lakeside - so well positioned. Rooms large, fast Wifi, did I say comfy bed? Large bathrooms & well-equipped kitchenettes & spotlessly clean rooms - each had a lovely spot to sit outside for an afternoon wine. Kerri is a hive of information about the local sights & eats - upon her recommendation, we ate at Redcliff & Fat Duck - both fantastic. If you have time do the Heli-Hike with Southern Lakes Heli to the Kepler Track - all-day activity but SO worth it."
    KiwiNZExplorer – April 2022 – Queenstown, New Zealand  Read Reviews
  • "What a magical stay... the best accommodation and most impressive host during our two-week SI road trip. Kerri was so warm, and helpful and gave us the best tips for our stay (Redcliff's Restaurant and the Cruise Milford experiences were amazing). The location of the property was perfect, with views of the lake and the rooms were beautiful... exactly how they look in the photos. Stunningly fitted out, comfortable bed and the added benefit of great kitchenette facilities to prepare your own breakfast, if preferred. We, (two couples) would definitely return."
    Robin B – May 2022  Read Reviews
  • "Fantastic time staying at Radfords, the service was outstanding, great recommendations, and beautiful rooms. We are a family of 5 and it was a nice home away from home for our 2 night stay, wish we could have stayed longer."
    Jess G – June 2022  Read Reviews
  • "Kerri the owner was very warm, friendly & super helpful. She made us welcome right from the start! The rooms were very spacious & the decor was lovely. The beds were super comfy. We had a superb view over-looking the lake. The motels were within easy walking g distance to town & the restaurants etc. We would definitely recommend this place to stay."
    PaulaMM – April 2022  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

A wonderful surprise delivered this afternoon from some lovely Australian guests that stayed recently. Thank you Andrea, Scott and Allanah we look forward to welcoming you back
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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