Lake Manapouri Motel Accommodation

Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn - Accommodation - Cafe - Bar

  • 0800 89 62 62 or +64 3 249 6652
  • 68 Cathedral Drive, Manapouri, New Zealand
Manapouri Lakeview

Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn - Accommodation - Cafe - Bar

The Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn is the ideal base for all Fiordland activities. Over looking New Zealand’s Most beautiful Lake Manapouri is a 15km scenic drive from Te Anau. The town of Manapouri is the departure point for ALL Doubtful Sound trips. At the Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn we offer affordable accommodation in a unique, spectacular setting with a great country café and bar on site.

Group Specials

20 pax or more

We can offer special facilities for groups as follows :
  • Our Lakeview Café & Restaurant and bar seating 202 pax
  • Menus to suit all requirements
  • A recognized high standard of cooking and food presentation
  • SPECIAL DEAL: Stay 4 nights, Pay only 3
  • We also have special rates and Package Deals for Workers and Fishing Groups

Manapouri Smuggle a Deal!

3 Days / 2 Nights

2x nights accom Manapouri Lakeview
1x Day Cruise to Doubtful Wilderness Cruise
Day Cruise Activities:
  • Nature Guide
  • Lake Manapouri Cruise
  • Wilmot Pass coach trip
  • Manapouri underground Power Station
  • Picnic Lunch optional (Extra Cost)

Awesome Manapouri Package

3 Nights / 4 Days

3 x nights accommodation at Manapouri Lakeview
1 x All day adventure with Jetboat into the heart of Fiordland
1 x Legendary Glowworm Caves visit
Day Activities Include:
  • All Day Adventure with Wairaurahiri jetboat
  • Personal guided nature walks
  • Kiwi BBQ lunch
  • Cruise across Lake Te Anau
  • Explore a mysterious underground world of rushing water before drifting in silent darkness beneath the luminous shimmer of thousands of glowworms

Helicopter Ride (Sight-Seeing)

If you’re looking for a special experience by the air a memory of lifetime and New Zealand’s Best Scenic view, look no further contact us Today and we can organize the best attractions and things to do.

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise – Real Journeys

Full-length daytime cruise of Doubtful Sound with nature guide. Includes Lake Manapouri cruise, Wilmot Pass coach trip and a visit to Manapouri Underground Power Station. Picnic lunch options – extra cost

Te Anau Glowworm Caves – Real Journeys

Te Anau Glowworm Caves – Real JourneysCruise across Lake Te Anau on board the luminosa and visit the legendary glowworm caves with a nature guide.

Fiordland Wilderness Experience – Sea Kayaking

A sea kayaking experience in a remote environment epitomises what Fiordland wilderness is all about.
Join a small-group sea kayaking adventures, with experienced kayak guides to explore the spectacular, remote wildeness of Fiordland National Park. Choose between a Milford Sound day trip or Doubtful Sound for two days, or do both!

Doubtful Sound Cruise – Go Orange

See the Real side of Fiordland with Go Orange it will be an experience that you will never forget. A full day trip to a wondrous place. Our friendly and experienced guides look forward to sharing Doubtful Sound with you. You begin your adventure with a 45 minute 30 km cruise across the crystal clear waters of beautiful Lake Manapouri to West Arm.

Scenic Helicopter Ride – Fiordland Southern Lakes Helicopters

Fantastic Fiordland Southern Lakes Helicopters is your gateway to Fiordland National Park, Doubtful Sound, Dusky Sound and Milford Sound. Your time with our experienced pilots and top of the line machines will make a trip that you will never forget

Fiordland Jetboat Ride- Luxmore Jet

Luxmore Jet “the Best Jetboat ride ever”. Jetboating excursions explore the untouched wilderness in the heart of Fiordland National Park a World Heritage Area in the South Island of New Zealand. The Luxmore Jet tour includes 3 actual Lord of the Rings film locations of the River Anduin. Luxmore Jet adventure will take you out onto beautiful Lake Manapouri to view the lake and magnificent snow-capped mountains and also offers a Fly and Boat option with the Wings and Water floatplane and a LORD OF THE RINGS Helijet with Southern Lakes Helicopters.

Horse Ride – Fiordland Horse Treks

Ride over our farmland and be greeted by our other friendly horses and farm animals. Enjoy 360 degrees of panoramic mountain views of Lake Te Anau in Fiordland encompassing view of the Te Anau township and the surrounding mountain ranges, wildlife reserve and farm land.

Milford Sound Nature Cruise – Real Journeys

Milford Sound Nature Cruises – Real Journeys Extended leisurely cruise (2hrs/2hrs 15/30mins) with specialist nature guides on board, Real Journeys Nature Cruises offer a close-up experience of Milford Sound’s rainforest, soaring rock walls, and wildlife.

Milford Sound Scenic Cruise – Real Journeys

Full-length cruise (1hr 40mins) with Scenic Cruise vessels have purpose-built observation lounges and large decks, so you can be sure you’ll get some great viewing opportunities. Keep a look out for wildlife such as seals basking on the rocks.

Deep Cove Charters

Experience a unique overnight cruise on beautiful and serene Doubtful Sound, in Fiordland, one of our most scenic and awe inspiring sounds within the Fiordland National Park.


FishJet offer a unique fishing experience from a jetboat drifting down the river. Combine fishing and jet boating in the Fiordland wilderness for the ultimate kiwi adventure. Incredible fun for friends, couples and families, no fishing experience required.

Active Adventures New Zealand Hiking Tours

Choose from a variety of small group, 5-14 day fully guided adventure tours and hike, bike and paddle around the country with incredible Kiwi guides. Active Adventures New Zealand stay at Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn during their ‘Rimu’, ‘Tui’ and ‘Kiwi’ trips.

“Great views”

Reviewed 13 January 2017

What a great base from which to explore the SW coast of NZ. Manapouri is a lovely spot and much quieter than nearby Te Anau. The room had a great view over the lake and was warm and comfortable. The camp kitchen was a surprise that meant I could cook for myself cheaply, the bar next door was convenient to supplement my meals with a little wine. Of course you can eat at the restaurant, which I did not do.

“Annual Cricket”

Reviewed 4 January 2017

On December 28th the Manapouri Hotel runs the annual Campers vs Locals cricket game. This is always a fun event For a donation the hotel supplies beer and a great bbq. There is a huge waterslide for the kids and a lolly scramble at half time in the cricket match. This is a fun afternoon and should you be in Manapouri on that day I would recommend it.

“Great vibe”

Reviewed 17 December 2016

Second time at Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn. Location is excellent, just across the lake, i think all the rooms have lake-view. Standard studios have old furniture, but they are clean, in good condition, the price for the room is just right. In the complex there are a restaurant and a pub where locals gather, very nice atmosphere! The lady at the reception was awesome, i asked her to help me get a private transfer to Te Anau at 6.30 am and she...just drove me there, at no extra-charge!

“Beautiful View!”

Reviewed 1 May 2016

If you're planning on visiting both the Doubtful and Milford Sounds I recommend using this location as the go between. It's extremely close to the jump off location to the Doubtful so if you like to capitalize on sleep and you have a morning cruise there is no need to wake up at dawn to drive. Aside from this proximity, the location of the inn on the lake is pretty spectacular. There's a trail just across the street that takes you down to the to it and the sunsets are amazing. It was a bit cold to swim but I imagine if you had warm weather you could spend an afternoon on the there. The rooms are comfortable, clean, with everything you need, and there's a bbq for your use should you choose to grill up your dinner.

“Pleasant days in a great scenery”

Reviewed 4 March 2016

Friendly, helpful hosts clean and comfortable room nice room with a great view of the lake and the mountains behind even on rainy days porch with table and chairs to enjoy the view great location as a start for Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound Trips nice restaurant next door.
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