Looking for a relaxing getaway with your partner? Stay with us at Annie’s on Milford for a romantic Fiordland getaway. Our luxurious rooms are located in a quiet location, and include kitchenettes to enable your to start your day with a leisurely coffee and breakfast, what better base could you have for your tranquil weekend away!
Following are some ideas to add to your itinerary while on your Honeymoon or special weekend for two:
Take a breath and slow down. Enter into the beech forests and let the calming hands of nature push away your troubles. Create special memories together to last for a lifetime.
Enjoy a romantic evening cruise on Lake Te Anau on-board the Faith, a wooden motor yacht that has graced waters around the world since 1935. Faith in Fiordland has several departures throughout the day, with the evening cruise taking in the best part of the day for a 1.5-hour relaxing cruise including champagne and canapés. Glide across the deep waters of Lake Te Anau whilst learning about the history of the Faith, the surrounding area, and enjoying the superb hospitality of your hosts.
Get the most out of your time in Fiordland and take a Scenic Helicopter Flight with Southern Lakes Helicopters. There are many options for scenic flights, including flights over to Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound – some flights even include landings atop a mountain range or glacier where you get to experience awe-inspiring views from above. If you are feeling more energetic, take a helicopter flight to Mount Luxmore and walk back downhill to Te Anau (approximately 15 kilometres). Or if you wish shorten your walk by taking a Water Taxi from Brod Bay directly to Te Anau township, Mount Luxmore to Brod Bay is 8.2 kilometres.
After your long walk, you may wish to indulge in a couple’s massage at Whakatā Massage & Wellness. Located in a rural setting, Whakatā is set up to ensure your total comfort and relaxation. Each enjoy a 90-minute massage by experienced therapists, followed by a soak in the spa pool and a platter crafted by Redcliff Café. See the Whakatā Massage & Wellness website to make a reservation.
Take a Tour
Have you ever wanted to spend the night floating on the deep waters of a glacially carved Fiord? Well, here's your chance! Join an overnight cruise on either Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound and truly experience Fiordland in all its glory. Cruises depart daily during the summer (October-April).
Real Journeys operate overnight cruises aboard the Milford Mariner. There are private double & twin cabins with ensuites available and the cruise includes a buffet dinner and cooked breakfast. Relax and enjoy the scenery or take part in the kayaking activities and get close to the action.
Or if Doubtful Sound is your dream destination, join Fiordland Cruises onboard the Southern Secret for a personalised, small ship experience. Join your crew and a maximum of 12 other guests and explore Doubtful Sound, accommodation is in private double ensuite cabins. Lunch, dinner & breakfast are included and activities on offer include kayaking, fishing, and wildlife viewing.
Time to Eat
The Redcliff Café & Bar is an ideal place for special occasion dining. Take a table in the cosy restaurant area and make the most of visiting Fiordland by sampling some of the locally sourced delicacies on offer. Fiordland Venison, Stewart Island Salmon and Prime cuts of NZ Beef & Lamb are regularly on the menu, along with vegetarian options. After dinner, retire to the bar to enjoy a drink accompanied by some live music.
The Fat Duck Gastropub is another fantastic lunch or dinner option and is the closest restaurant to Annie’s, just a five-minute walk away. With a large and vibrant restaurant and bar area and outside dining area, along with an extensive lunch, dinner, platter and, bar snack menu – the Fat Duck has all your dining options covered.