The New Zealand Fiordland Lodge was constructed in 2002 and sits on a superb rural site with rolling grass lands and has commanding views out across Lake Te Anau. Inside the open architecture of the Lodge reflects the vastness of the Fiordland National Park and echoes of the forest are found in the striking natural timber construction. In the lounge, a lattice work of huge log trusses soar to over thirty-six feet above and surround a large open fire, clad with local river stone.
The New Zealand Fiordland Lodge will be your exclusive retreat in Te Anau while you get the opportunity to discover one of the world’s most beautiful areas. It is an area where snow-capped mountains, rivers of ice, deep lakes, unbroken forests and tussock grasslands produce a landscape of exceptional beauty.
Kiwi (native New Zealander) owned and operated, the New Zealand Fiordland Lodge is a member of the Lodge Association, a select group of the finest 5 Star and Exclusive Luxury Lodges – fulfilling the promise of our outstanding landscape. The property is also proudly the only Orvis Endorsed Lodge in Australasia.
We look forward to welcoming you to the New Zealand Fiordland Lodge – Andy Cunningham -Manager.
“On the hills overlooking lake Te Anau lies the most relaxing, uniquely stylish Fiordland lodge. With its fine wine and food, exceptionally warm staff, it is quite simply the perfect retreat on one’s journey through middle earth…” Andy Serkis – Co-Director and actor – The Hobbit”
Authentic and Exclusive Experiences at New Zealand Fiordland Lodge
New Zealand is really the place for hiking and the Fiordland National Park is a hiking paradise with ‘great walks’, the Milford, Kepler and Routeburn Tracks all starting within minutes of the New Zealand Fiordland Lodge. Fiordland’s National Park is one of the world’s most beautiful areas and is over 1.2 million hectares in size. Encompassing mountain, lake, fiord and rainforest environments offering extraordinary scenic beauty.
The New Zealand Fiordland Lodge along with Fiordland Helicopters have partnered with the Fiordland Conservation Trust in sponsoring the “Kids Restore the Kepler” conservation project in the Fiordland National Park.
This environmental restoration project is located within the Fiordland National Park on the Kepler Peninsular, across Lake Te Anau from the New Zealand Fiordland Lodge. The Fiordland Conservation Trust is leading this nationally significant project in conjunction with the Dept of Conservation (DOC) Kids Restore New Zealand and the Community Trust of Southland, involving all local schools and kindergartens.
The Kepler Peninsular, an area of 12,000ha, is bordered by Lake Te Anau, Lake Manapouri, the Jackson Peaks and the Waiau River, providing natural boundaries to substantially reduce the risk of pests re-invading the area. A string of endangered species inhabit this area, including kiwi, whio, kaka, kea, kakariki, robin, rock wren, mohua and weka along with native short and long tailed bats and invertebrates which are also vulnerable to predation. These native birds and invertebrates need more protection to ensure their long-term survival and to rebuild numbers to a healthy population.
Kids Restore NZ is a programme under the Air New Zealand Environment Trust which concentrates on helping young people to develop leadership through involvement with environmental issues. All our local students will be involved in this project at varying levels during their schooling in the Te Anau basin. The project will be used as a context for learning over a wide range of subjects as part of school curriculums – an incredible way to learn in our beautiful environment. Kids Restore NZ has already contributed significantly to the set-up of this project, and will assist with the ongoing cost to maintain the project.
Stoats, rats and possums are introduced pests and severely impact on native species.
The New Zealand Fiordland Lodge and Fiordland Helicopters are jointly sponsoring the trapping of these pests on the Kepler Peninsular.
We have undertaken to sponsor the maintenance of stoat, traps on 8kms of trap line, along with supporting the equivalent in rat and possum trapping. This maintenance includes checking the traps regularly throughout the year, and reporting back to DOC the numbers of pests trapped, the birdlife seen and any maintenance issues with traps and track
We are inviting you to partner with us as a co-sponsor in this unique conservation opportunity. Your participation will involve a financial contribution, and depending upon the level of which, you will be invited to actively participate in this project.
Note: all participants will be listed on our website as co-sponsors for a period of 12 months, with the opportunity of on-going sponsorship. During this period co-sponsors will be emailed any news items relating to Kids Restore the Kepler Project and will receive the Fiordland Conservation Trusts ‘Jigsaw’ newsletter as a friend of the Trust.
See more information about the conservation program at the lodge on the following link: http://www.fiordlandlodge.co.nz/luxury-accommodation/conservation_project.htm
Kids Restore the Kepler
The aim of this project is to restore the Kepler area to its former state with a strong emphasis on youth involvement and leadership. The focus is to reduce the number of pests in the lower 3,000ha of the Kepler and then bring back some of the species which are currently close to extinction in the area.
Stage one of the Kepler Backyard Birdsong project has received major funding from Kids Restore New Zealand, part of the Air New Zealand Environment Trust. The set up stage has also been supported by a large contribution from the Community Trust of Southland.
Kids restore New Zealand
Kids restore New Zealand is a programme to help young people get involved with environmental issues.
It provide an opportunity to kids for showing leadership by identifying an environmental challenge in their community and working with other groups to develop a plan to make change.
Projects could include replanting a waste area, developing a wetland park, cleaning up and regenerating a local stream, planting a forest of native trees for the future or developing an area to be free of predators. A local beach may need planting to stop erosion or a hillside could be replanted to protect other trees from falling. Or it could be as simple as cleaning up a local park where children can play.
Find more information about Kids restore New Zealand on this link: http://www.kidsrestorenz.org.nz/
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