Fodor's Expert Review Blue Thistle Cottages
168 Te Anau Milford Hwy., Te Anau, Southland, 9681, New Zealand
Five minutes' drive on from the town center on the Milford road, these four very cozy and comfortable cottages overlook the distant mountains and Lake Te Anau. It's quiet (they don't allow kids), and makes a good base for local explorations and an early start down the road to Milford Sound. The owners built the cottages themselves, including the macrocarpa pine doors and counter tops. Being in a rural setting, you may see some of the owner's miniature cows, and you'll almost certainly meet their pointer or one of the cats, but none of the animals get to come into your cottage.
- quiet, rural setting
- good base for exploring the area
- cottage kitchens have fridges and microwaves
- outside of walking distance to Te Anau
Rate Includes: Closed June–Aug., No meals