Welcome to Templenoe Paradise

Home to Milford and Doubtful Sounds

for a splendid holiday in the Fiordlands


Guidance on cleaning rooms/facilities during COVID-19

General Principles

Good hand hygiene is essential to minimise transmission of infectious droplets.

Our staff  wear disposable gloves when cleaning. When finished, place used gloves in a rubbish bin. Then they wash their hands immediately after handling these items.

You should wash hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, making sure you dry them thoroughly. You can also use hand sanitiser (see Sanitiser station on deck) the sanitiser contains at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are not available. and if your hands are not visibly dirty. If using hand sanitiser, cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. 

When cleaning thoroughly and efficiently it is good to remember two general principles. 

  • Top to bottom: When starting to clean surfaces We start higher up and work our way to the floor. This method ensures that any particulates or debris fall to the floor which will be cleaned last.
  • Clean to dirty: We start by cleaning surfaces and objects that are cleaner and work our way to cleaning dirtier items (eg, toilets). We try to avoid going from an area that has not been cleaned to an area that has been cleaned. This avoids dirtying the cleaned area andwill ensure we aren’t cross-contaminating items or surfaces  

Templenoe Paradise provide quality accommodation in our Stuart Cottage, conveniently located on the Milford - Te Anau Highway. Our cottage is next to the Fiordland National Park, a World Heritage Park in the South Island of New Zealand. Te Anau is the gateway to Fiordland, and is known as the walking capital of the world, hosting many world famous events. The famous Milford Track and also the Kepler Track start here. Holiday activities include fishing, hunting, kayaking, horse-riding, diving, glow-worm caves and sight-seeing in the one of the world's most scenic regions.

Te Anau Township has many fine restaurants and a good selection of shops, chemist, dentist, doctor, hair salons and so on. Enjoy short breaks escaping the hustle and bustle. Experience  all that Te Anau and Templenoe Paradisel have to offer. We are situated on one acre of land and with mountain views offering accommodation just minutes from the beautiful holiday town of Te Anau. The cottage and King room come fully equipped, with broadband Internet access and TV/DVD.

The Stuart Cottage, accommodate 1 or 2 persons, is freestanding with its own private decking and garden, with views of the Fiordland National Park and Mountains. The Cottage has been individually decorated to a high standard. The King Room, accommodates 1 or 2 persons, has a queen size bed with quality linen and an electric blanket with a complimentary selection of tea and coffee. If you don't feel like dining at one of our many splendid local restaurants, the cottage is complete with a Kitchenette and a complementary selection of tea and coffee. 

Smoking is permitted outside only.

Free Parking available for Boats, Cars & Bikes.



Feed the Takahe:    With their mountain home visible across the lake, The Te Anau Wildlife Centre offers a special opputunity to admire these unique Fiordland birds. 

When:         Everyday (rain or shine) 09:30am    

Where:       Te Anau Bird Sanctuary

Cost:           Gold coin donation      

Glowworm Caves

When:       Everyday (dependent on water levels) 2:00pm & 7:00pm (more during High season check their website for current information)

Where:      Real Journeys Pier Lakeside

Cost:         Check with Real Journeys Te Anau Visitor Centre 8:00am - 7:00pm or inforealjourneys.co.nz



The Kepler Challenge:  December ??

The Luxmore Grunt:  December ??

Te Anau Rodeo: December ??

New Year Fireworks & Party in the Park: 31st December ??