Kia ora and welcome to ASURE Explorer Motel in Te Anau where we look forward to welcoming visitors to Te Anau and showcasing our beautiful backyard of Fiordland!
After a few years of COVID restrictions, we are absolutely thrilled to be welcoming back International travellers along with our New Zealand guests to show off our unique part of the world.
Te Anau is a great base to travel to both Milford & Doubtful Sounds from, allowing yourself plenty of time for these day trips, without being in any rush. There are also many fantastic day-walks within our local National Park areas, along with bike tracks where you can simply enjoy Lake Te Anau itself and relax for a few days.
Our property is superbly located, being just a five minute stroll to the lake's edge or an equally short walk across the park opposite, to the town centre where there is easy access to shops, restaurants and supermarkets. We are fortunate to enjoy a large expanse of lawn and garden area where we get to view the mountain ranges and play host to native birds. A great place to relax at the end of the day!
As members of the ASURE group, we offer loyalty cards and encourage all our guests to book through our website. Currently, we are offering 15% discounts on our direct bookings which you can access by using the ‘BOOKDIRECT” code in our booking field.
We enjoy assisting our guests in deciding on what local tours and sightseeing might be most suited for them and do our best to enhance your experience while staying in Te Anau.
ASURE Explorer Motel & Apartments are the Te Anau members of the nationwide ASURE Accommodation Group which consists of quality, self-contained and serviced, independently owned and operated accommodation properties throughout New Zealand.
Set among beautiful lawns and gardens, ASURE Explorer Motel & Apartments offer 17 spacious and warm units along with friendly service.
ASURE Explorer Motel & Apartments feature a beautiful garden setting and is centrally located to all that Te Anau has to offer. We are just a 5-minute walk to Te Anau town centre or to the shores of Lake Te Anau and just a 2-minute drive to the DOC Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre. Our heated guest rooms are equipped with electric blankets, TV and each has a kitchenette with a fridge, electric kettle and microwave. The ground floor units open onto a garden, while rooms upstairs have a balcony with garden & mountain views. We offer our guests a barbecue area, free parking and free Wi-Fi access. ASURE Explorer Motel & Apartments is the perfect place to base yourself on your visit to Te Anau.Read More
Because we are centrally located.
Make our guests happy
Since our arrival at Explorer, we have enjoyed breathing some new life into the Explorer property, having updated all our carpets, drapes and some soft furnishings. All our beds have been updated and we are confident you will sleep well during your stay!
Convenient tour booking service
We are agents for all the local tour companies in town. Please come and see us to assist with planning your tours during your stay. There are many local activities on offer and our experienced office staff will be able to assist you in making reservations with companies that will most suit your individual needs. We will give you our best local knowledge.
All of our guests have access to free wi-fi during their stay with us.
We have a wide range of DVD movies that can be borrowed during your stay.
Our staff will be happy to book your tour activies for you at no extra charge.
We have ample space for our guests to be able to park their vehicles on site.
We are able to store your excess luggage at our premises while you are away.
Washing machines and dryers are available for our guests to use.
Driving from Te Anau to Milford Sound will take you at least two hours, not including any stops. There are many opportunities to take scenic stops and to do short walks along the way, so you are best to allow more time for this. See us at reception to pre book your boat tour and to pick up an informative map of the scenic stops along the road. Before leaving Te Anau, ensure your vehicle has a full tank of fuel as fuel supplies at Milford Sound are limited and shouldn't be relied upon. The Milford Road is occasionally closed due to road or weather conditions. Please click below for the current road status.