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Welcome to ASURE Explorer Motel in Te Anau where we look forward to welcoming all travellers to Te Anau and showcasing our beautiful backyard of Fiordland!

The summer of 2022 is going to be an awesome time for travellers to come and experience our unique part of New Zealand whilst it is so quiet, with many of our international visitors still unable to travel. We are very happy to be welcoming back Australian guests with the opening of the Trans-Tasman Bubble!

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.

As members of the ASURE group, we offer loyalty cards and encourage all our guests to book through our website. Currently, we are offering 20% discounts on our direct bookings which you can access by using the ‘BOOKDIRECT” code in our booking field.

We continue to uphold strict hygiene and safety measures in place for the safety of all our guests and this includes deep cleaning and sanitising of rooms between guests. We also offer special weekly rates for any longer-term guests or contractors who are working for longer periods in our area. Please contact us directly for these options.

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.

TE ANAU ACCOMMODATION

Set among beautiful lawns and gardens, ASURE Explorer Motel & Apartments offer 16 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.

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We are ASURE Explorer Motel

We look forward to hosting you soon!

WHY CHOOSE US?

WHY CHOOSE US?

Because we are centrally located.

Located just opposite Memorial Park, it is just a 5 minute stroll through the centre to the middle of our town centre and just five minutes walk to the lakefront. We offer very large and spacious garden areas, set back from the road with grassed space for kids to run around. There is a lovely BBQ area with two compact BBQ units.

OUR MISSION

OUR MISSION

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!

WHAT WE DO.

WHAT WE DO.

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.

Apartment Room

QUEEN STUDIO

We have two of these units available. One is situated upstairs with a small balcony and has a shower above…

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KING SINGLE STUDIO

These units are very spacious studio rooms with a King sized bed and a Single bed suitable for up to…

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ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT

Our one-bedroom units are upstairs apartments with balconies overlooking the gardens and have mountain views. We have two of these…

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ONE BEDROOM FAMILY APARTMENT

These are very large, ground floor apartments with two large bedrooms. The first bedroom has a Super King sized bed…

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TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT

These are very large, ground floor apartments with two large bedrooms. The first bedroom has a Super King sized bed…

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KING FAMILY APARTMENT

This is an upstairs apartment which opens onto our verandah area overlooking the carpark. This is a very spacious room…

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Motel Facilities

FREE WIFI

All of our guests have access to free wi-fi during their stay with us.

MOVIE LIBRARY

We have a wide range of DVD movies that can be borrowed during your stay.

ACTIVITY BOOKINGS

Our staff will be happy to book your tour activies for you at no extra charge.

OFF STREET PARKING

We have ample space for our guests to be able to park their vehicles on site.

LUGGAGE STORAGE

We are able to store your excess luggage at our premises while you are away.

GUEST LAUNDRY

Washing machines and dryers are available for our guests to use.

ROAD TO MILFORD SOUND

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.

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…
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Happy Guests

Excellent hotel with very helpful managers

Lawrence C
We spent 2 nights here so that we could visit the Sounds. Mary was extremely helpful with advice and arranging our bookings. She gave us advice on things to do, where to eat and orientated us. The room was very clean and comfortable as was the bathroom. There were yummy chocolates left for our consumption. We highly recommend staying here and would do so again in the future.

Great family accomodation

AaronOliviaTobyBen
Loved our stay at the Explorer. Perfect set up and room for our family. Room was super clean, comfortable beds and had everything we needed. Hosts were fantastic super friendly and knowledgeable. Washing facility’s was a bonus!! Defiantly recommend thanks heaps.

Excellent

Yahoo61
We had the pleasure of staying four nights at the Explorer. It is a very comfortable and well appointed facility. It has most things you need but no cooking facilities. This isn’t a problem because it’s just a five minute walk to the town centre and a variety of eating establishments. We appreciated the laundry after four days tramping. The staff are super welcoming and friendly.

A gem of a find

John
Immaculate ,spotlessly clean. very spacious. lovely outlook and Nigel and Mary were fantastic hosts. Would definitely stay again The beds and pillows were very comfortable and the unit is very well equipped with excellent no noise heating .

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