Fancy a holiday in one of the most picturesque places in New Zealand? Ōraka Aparima Rūnaka is offering whānau the opportunity to stay in the house owned by the rūnaka in central Te Anau and only a short walk from all the main shops and amenities. The 1960s property in Cleddau Street has four bedrooms – two queen and two with two single beds – all with their own ensuites. The property has a large lawn and garden and is located a short distance from the lakefront.

The property was recently refurbished and features a new washing machine and Electrolux and a local contractor looks after the lawns and garden. The property is available for Ngāi Tahu whānau visiting the area. Ōraka Aparima members can rent it at the subsidized rate of $60 per night and it’s a very reasonable $100 per night for everyone else.

Guests are required to take their own linen and they are expected to clean the property thoroughly before leaving.

Ōraka Aparima Rūnaka office has been taking bookings and invoicing for the property and with a new booking system in place, they are now taking bookings six months in advance. For peak holiday periods, you can book no more than one week at a time, to allow as many people as possible the chance to enjoy this exquisite part of Te Waipounamu. Please note that there will be a fee for late cancellations to compensate for lost revenue.

If you wish to make a booking for the Te Anau property, please call the Ōraka Aparima office on 03 234 8192, or email [email protected].