Welcome to Birchwood Cottages, Te Anau accommodation

Our self contained Fiordland accommodation is the perfect place for your Te Anau – Milford Sound stay.

Just a five minute walk from the Te Anau town centre, Birchwood Cottages provides ready access to all the amenities of the town and the beauty of Lake Te Anau. Te Anau is an ideal base for your exploration of the amazing Fiordland region.

Secluded amongst birch trees and boasting superb views of the majestic Fiordland mountains, Birchwood Cottages offers a relaxed, comfortable stay in true New Zealand style.


Te Anau is possibly one of the most beautiful places that we have seen and our stay at Birchwood Cottage elevated our experience to a new level.
We visited in the month of Sep and booked for 2 nights stay when Ray (owner) insisted that the place is too good for just one night visit; Ray, I still thank you for that!
Our one bedroom cottage was elegantly done and looked like a picture postcard. We loved every little details of the cottage.
We took the Milford trip from the cottage and trust me, the leisure tour is much better than the exhausting trip from Queenstown and back.

From the moment we arrived we knew we were in for something special. Having travelled extensively this cottage was one of the best I had stayed in. It was like a home away from home full of comfortable creature comforts. We will visit again.
Thank you Ray and Leonie for making our stay such a memorable one.”

We didn’t want to leave!! The cottage was adorable and had everything we needed (always a plus, the bed was very comfortable!). And the owner was so lovely and helpful!!! The town center and lake side is only a few minutes walk away (what else could you ask for?!)

We stayed here for 2 nights while we explored the Fiordland region. Our host was lovely and helpful, the cottages clean and modern, with lovely decor and cosy. Its also very convenient to have cooking facillities. Good value for money and would definitely recommend to others…

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Quality Assurance

Don’t just take our word for it – previous guests have taken the time to review our Te Anau accommodation!

Our 1 bedroom cottages are Qualmark rated 4.5 stars. Qualmark provides independent quality assurance for travellers to New Zealand.


Birchwood Cottages has received the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice and Certificate of Excellence five years in a row – you can read independent reviews online.

HotelsCombined recognise Birchwood Cottages Te Anau amongst the best hotels in the New Zealand.

The KAYAK Travel Awards is based on reviews and ratings from real travelers.

Experience Te Anau – Milford Sound – Fiordland

Nestled on the tranquil shores of Lake Te Anau, the Te Anau township is a gateway to the Fiordland National Park, Milford and Doubtful Sounds and the Te Anau Glowworm Caves.

Te Anau is Fiordland’s main resort and has a well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s walking capital – especially popular with walkers during the summer.

Click here to see all that Te Anau and the surrounding area has to offer, along with our recommendations.
We can’t wait for you to visit our stunning slice of paradise.

Visit Milford Sound with a Small Group Tour

Your hosts also run Fiordland Tours – a small company rated #1 on Tripadvisor for Tours & Activities in Te Anau – offering small group day trips to Milford Sound and guided walks. Let them guide you with their experience and show you their passion for the area. Guests of Birchwood Cottages are offered a discount on their tours.


Take a half or full day hike on one of Fiordland’s great walks – these can be guided or unguided


Cruise through the majestic scenery of Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound – see the towering mountains and thundering waterfalls


Let us show you all the area has to offer with Fiordland Tours – Guided walks, transport to the Great Walks, and Milford Sound Coach & Cruise tours


All Birchwood Cottage guests receive 15% off their Fiordland Tours experience – so join us for a half or full day excursion

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