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Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini

I come not with my own strengths but bring with me the gifts, talents and strengths of my family, tribe and ancestors.  

Experience the allure of Fiordland while leaving only footprints and taking away memories that will last a lifetime. Your stay with us is not just a holiday, it’s a promise to the planet. Through this promise Fiordland Lakeview Motel and Apartments strives to be a kaitaki (guardian) of te taiao (the environment).

Ko au te whenua, ko te whenua ko au

I am the land and the land is me.

Our story is a story of hononga (connection), whānau (family) and aroha (love). Our whānau welcomes you to share our love of our small town and Fiordland National Park through connecting you with and your whānau with our environment. Our whānau welcomes you.

He taonga rongonui te aroha ki te tangata

Goodwill towards others is a precious treasure.  

In 1976 the first motel on the lake front of Lake Te Anau, Campbells Autolodge was built, it later became Campbells on the Lake in the late nineties and in 2009, when the motel was sold for the first time to The Taylor Whānau, Fiordland Lakeview Motel and Apartments was created. 

The first project we undertook was to turn the old owners establishment which had the best views in the complex into a new 2 bedroom apartment to connect you and your whānau with our beautiful surroundings. 14 months later we purchased the neighbouring property for future expansion, and a year after, we bought our whare (home) where we appreciate Lake Te Anau daily.

Na te whakarongo me te titiro ka puta mai te korero

Through looking and listening we gain wisdom.

We commenced a detailed renovation plan that would be implemented over the next 6 years which still continues today. These rooms are now identified as our Wirihana (Wilson) one bedroom apartments in honor of Wilson Campbell who originally built and ran the complex. 

In 2019 we had more demand than we could meet so built 10 new luxury studios which created a new market in the Te Anau township. With floor to ceiling views of our lake, its hard not to relax and feel the nature and scenery Fiordland brings. These rooms are named Tanara (Donald) in honour of a kaumatua (elder) in our whānau Donald Taylor.

Whatungarongaro te tangata toitū te whenua

As man disappears from sight, the land remains.

We have a terrific team of staff who have been part of our extended whānau for many years. In the busy summer months our whānau grows to include university students and travelling backpackers. We encourage work life balance and prioritize our staffs family time and wellbeing.

Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te iwi

With your basket and my basket the people will live. 

We like to share in our successes with regular donations to The Cancer Society, Prostrate Cancer, Child Cancer, Red Faces, I am Hope, (mental health), The Lake to Lake Cycle Trail and many local sporting individuals. We often give   accommodation as prizes for local community fundraisers and raffles. We love the community feel of our town and feel blessed to live in paradise and get to share our area Murihiku Southland with you. We are inspired by the “leave no trace” principals and strive to live sustainably.

Kāhore taku toa i te toa takitahi, he toa takitini

We cannot succeed without the support of those around us.

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