About Us

Who we are

Who We Are

Mary and Nigel would like to extend a warm welcome to our current and future guests of Explorer Motel and Apartments.

We purchased the lease at Explorer Motel in November 2016 and are now into our third summer season here. We are both local people and have worked in the area for many years. Nigel was the owner of the local butchery for the past 16 years and has just recently sold this business but is still working in the butchery on a part-time basis. Mary’s background is in hospitality having owned the local pub previously for 10 years and working in the hotel accommodation sector prior to that for numerous years. We are both passionate about our local area and look forward to assisting our guests in enjoying their time with us, whilst experiencing as much of the Fiordland region and National Park as possible.

We are very lucky to employ a great team of local ladies and one gentleman who are wonderful and reliable and do a great job of making up our rooms daily. Friendly service is our top priority and we aim to ensure that we do our very best to enhance our guests experience during their stay with us in Te Anau. We hope that we will get to meet and chat to you during your stay and we welcome any feedback you may have for us. We look forward to meeting you!

Your Hosts ~ Nigel & Mary Climo

Purple flowers in a hanging basket on balcony of our Te Anau accommodation

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 are able to be borrowed during your stay with us.

Activity bookings

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

off street parking

We have ample space for all of 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 hiking or touring.

Guest laundry

Washing machines and dryers are available for use. These machines take $2.00 coins.

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View of garden and grassed area of Explorer Motel Te Anau


Explorer Motel is perfect for families
  • Close to tennis courts and Memorial Park
  • Guest Barbeque area
  • Free WIFI in all Apartments
  • Cot and Highchair available - please notify us prior to arrival
  • Tours can be arranged at no extra costs
  • In peak periods kids go free on some activities - please ask at reception
  • Local knowledge of the best playgrounds and child-friendly activities