Red Tussock Motel
Red Tussock Motel
Red Tussock Motel
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1,313 reviews

1,313 reviews

Cleanliness 9.3
Service 9.2
Location 9.0
Room comfort and quality 9.0
Facilities 8.9
Value for money 8.8
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Location rating score

Exceptional location
Closest landmarks
Water Park
310 m
Te Anau Lakeview Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels
420 m
Te Anau Gardens
670 m
Ivon Wilson Scenic Reserve
670 m
Fiordland Events Centre
680 m

Red Tussock Motel

10 LakeFront Drive, City Center, Te Anau, New Zealand - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the City Center part of Te Anau, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Manapouri Airport. This 4-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.


Sparkling clean

Excellent room comfort & quality

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping



Bicycle rental

Pets allowed

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Golf course [on-site]

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Contactless check-in/out

Value for money8.8
Distance to city center0.1 km
Location rating9.0

Rooms available at Red Tussock Motel

Room comfort & quality


  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Three-Bedroom Apartment
  • Room size: 105 m²/1130 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 single beds & 2 single be...
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Two-Bedroom Apartment
  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 single beds & 1 king bed ...
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Standard Studio with Balcony
  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 double bed
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Apartment with Balcony
  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 king bed & 1 sofa bed
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Apartment with Garden View
  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 king bed & 1 sofa bed
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Deluxe King Studio
  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 king bed
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One-Bedroom Apartment
  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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Double Room - Disability Access
  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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One-Bedroom Apartment
  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 double bed & 1 sofa bed
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Frequently asked questions

What sort of non-water sports and outdoor activities are accessible at Red Tussock Motel?

Red Tussock Motel presents a large selection of non-water sport and outdoor activities such as hiking trails, golf course (within 3 km), horse riding, and bicycle rental for any sports lover to make the most of while lodging here.

What type of water sports activities are readily available at Red Tussock Motel?

Red Tussock Motel features water sport activities including fishing for you to sweat it out.

What attractions are in close proximty of Red Tussock Motel that are in walking range?

While staying at Red Tussock Motel, kick start your holiday by discovering the nearest points of interest that are within walking distance to the property which include Water Park and Te Anau Lakeview Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels.

What public parks are close by Red Tussock Motel?

While residing at Red Tussock Motel, cherish your early morning or evening wander at nearby park which include Te Anau Bird Sanctuary Punanga Manu o Te Anau, Fergus Square, and Te Anau Domain.

When was Red Tussock Motel built?

Red Tussock Motel was built in 1999.

How many rooms does Red Tussock Motel have?

Red Tussock Motel has a total of 13 rooms.

How long do travelers generally stay at Red Tussock Motel?

Verified past guests that have stayed at Red Tussock Motel had an average nightly stay of 2 nights at this property.

What was the average room rate for Red Tussock Motel been in the past month?

The average room rate for Red Tussock Motel in the past month is 247.22 NZD, compared to city's average of 272.32 NZD.

What is the typical rating that verified Business travelers' have given to Red Tussock Motel?

Past business travelers that have stayed at this property have given Red Tussock Motel an average rating of 8.9. You can look up more detailed customer evaluations and responses by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the typical rating that verified Families with older children have given to Red Tussock Motel?

Verified families with older children that have stayed at this property have given Red Tussock Motel an average rating of 8.9. You can check out more specific customer ratings and feedback by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

Is breakfast offered at Red Tussock Motel?

Wake up to an excellent continental breakfast at Red Tussock Motel. Guest visitors can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 10 NZD for adults if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

More about Red Tussock Motel

More about Red Tussock Motel

Experience Comfort and Convenience at Red Tussock Motel

Welcome to Red Tussock Motel, a charming 4-star hotel located in the heart of Te Anau, New Zealand. With its prime location just 0.1 km from the city center, this hotel offers both comfort and convenience for travelers looking to explore the beauty of the region. Upon arrival, guests are greeted with warm hospitality and a range of amenities to ensure a memorable stay. Check-in begins at 2:00 PM, allowing ample time for travelers to settle in and start their adventure. The hotel's check-out time is at 10:00 AM, providing guests with a relaxed morning before continuing their journey. Red Tussock Motel boasts 13 well-appointed rooms, each designed with the utmost comfort in mind. The hotel underwent renovations in 2004, ensuring that guests can enjoy modern facilities and a fresh ambiance. Whether you're traveling solo, as a couple, or with family and friends, there is a room to suit every traveler's needs.

Unwind and Enjoy at Red Tussock Motel's Entertainment Facilities

Nestled within a lush garden oasis, Red Tussock Motel offers a range of exceptional entertainment facilities that will make your stay in Te Anau truly memorable. Whether you're looking to relax or have some fun, this motel has something for everyone. Immerse yourself in the tranquil surroundings of the beautifully landscaped garden, where you can unwind and soak up the scenic beauty of Te Anau. Take a leisurely stroll through the pathways, breathe in the fresh air, and let the peaceful ambiance wash over you. The garden also features comfortable seating areas, perfect for enjoying a good book or engaging in pleasant conversations with fellow guests. For those seeking a bit more excitement, Red Tussock Motel offers a delightful outdoor swimming pool. Dive in and enjoy a refreshing swim or simply bask in the sun on one of the loungers surrounding the pool. The pool area is the ideal spot to cool off after a day of exploring the stunning Fiordland National Park or to simply unwind and relax under the clear New Zealand sky. Additionally, the motel provides barbecue facilities, allowing guests to indulge in a delicious outdoor feast. Gather with friends and family, fire up the grill, and savor mouthwatering meals amidst the picturesque garden setting. The barbecue area is the perfect place to bond over good food and create lasting memories. No matter what your idea of entertainment is, Red Tussock Motel has you covered. From the serene garden to the invigorating pool and the barbecue facilities, this motel offers a range of entertainment options to enhance your stay in Te Anau.

Unleash Your Inner Athlete at Red Tussock Motel's Sports Facilities

At Red Tussock Motel, we believe that staying active should be an integral part of any vacation. That's why we offer an array of top-notch sports facilities that cater to every type of adventurer. Whether you're a golf enthusiast, an avid fisherman, a horse riding aficionado, a boat lover, or a hiking enthusiast, we've got you covered. For golf lovers, our motel boasts a pristine golf course right on-site. Tee off amidst the stunning natural beauty of Te Anau and challenge yourself on our well-maintained fairways and greens. If fishing is more your style, grab your gear and head to one of the nearby lakes or rivers. Cast your line and reel in the catch of the day, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes. For those who prefer a more equestrian experience, we offer horse riding excursions that will take you through the picturesque countryside. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature as you trot along the trails, guided by experienced instructors. If you're a boating enthusiast, you'll be thrilled to know that we provide easy access to boats, allowing you to explore the stunning lakes at your own pace. And of course, for the hikers out there, Te Anau is a paradise. With an abundance of hiking trails in the area, you can embark on epic adventures and discover hidden gems along the way. From leisurely walks to challenging treks, there's a trail for every skill level. At Red Tussock Motel, we understand that sports and outdoor activities are an essential part of the New Zealand experience. So, whether you're looking to improve your swing, reel in a big catch, explore the trails, or simply enjoy the great outdoors, our sports facilities are ready to make your stay unforgettable.

Convenient Facilities at Red Tussock Motel

Red Tussock Motel in Te Anau, New Zealand, offers a range of convenience facilities to ensure a comfortable and hassle-free stay for its guests. With a laundry service available on-site, guests can easily take care of their laundry needs without having to leave the premises. Whether you're on a business trip or simply prefer the convenience of having your meals delivered to your room, Red Tussock Motel offers room service, allowing you to enjoy delicious meals in the comfort of your own space. Stay connected with the complimentary Wi-Fi available in all rooms and public areas of the hotel. Whether you need to catch up on work emails, browse the internet, or simply stay connected with loved ones, you can do so effortlessly. In addition to this, the hotel also provides luggage storage facilities, ensuring that you can securely store your belongings while you explore the beautiful surroundings of Te Anau. Lastly, with daily housekeeping services, you can rest assured that your room will always be clean and tidy, allowing you to fully relax and unwind during your stay at Red Tussock Motel.

Convenient Transport Facilities at Red Tussock Motel

At Red Tussock Motel in Te Anau, New Zealand, guests can enjoy a range of convenient transport facilities that make exploring the stunning surroundings a breeze. Whether you're looking to embark on exciting tours or explore the area on your own, Red Tussock Motel has got you covered. For those who prefer organized tours, the motel offers a convenient tour booking service, allowing guests to easily plan and book their adventures. Whether you're interested in exploring the breathtaking Fiordland National Park or taking a scenic cruise on Lake Te Anau, the friendly staff at Red Tussock Motel can help you arrange the perfect tour to suit your interests. If you prefer to explore at your own pace, Red Tussock Motel provides ample car parking facilities for guests. This means you can bring your own vehicle and have the freedom to discover the stunning landscapes of Te Anau and its surrounding areas. Additionally, the motel also offers car hire services, providing guests with the option to rent a vehicle and explore the region independently. With easy access to major highways and scenic routes, you'll have no trouble navigating your way to the area's top attractions and hidden gems.

Modern and Comfortable Room Facilities at Red Tussock Motel

At Red Tussock Motel, we take pride in providing our guests with modern and comfortable room facilities that are designed to enhance your stay in Te Anau, New Zealand. Each of our well-appointed rooms is equipped with a range of amenities to ensure your utmost comfort and convenience. Step into your room and discover a hair dryer, perfect for getting ready for a day of exploring the stunning Fiordland National Park. Unwind in the evenings with a wide selection of satellite/cable TV channels on the television, or simply relax on your own private balcony/terrace, where you can take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. In addition, our rooms feature a refrigerator, allowing you to store and chill your favorite beverages and snacks. Whether you are traveling for business or leisure, our room facilities at Red Tussock Motel are designed to cater to your every need, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable stay in Te Anau.

Delicious Dining at Red Tussock Motel

At Red Tussock Motel, guests can indulge in a delightful dining experience without even leaving the comfort of their rooms. With convenient room service available, you can enjoy a delicious meal delivered right to your doorstep. Whether you're craving a hearty breakfast, a light lunch, or a satisfying dinner, the extensive room service menu offers a wide range of delectable options to suit every palate. In addition to room service, Red Tussock Motel also provides a scrumptious continental breakfast for guests to start their day off right. Wake up to a tempting spread of freshly baked pastries, cereals, fruits, and more, all conveniently laid out for you to enjoy at your own pace. Whether you prefer a light meal or a hearty breakfast to fuel your adventures in Te Anau, the continental breakfast at Red Tussock Motel is sure to satisfy your cravings and set you up for a day of exploration.

Experience Comfort and Convenience at Red Tussock Motel

At Red Tussock Motel in Te Anau, New Zealand, you'll find a range of spacious and well-appointed rooms to suit your needs. Choose from a variety of room types, including the cozy 1 Bedroom Unit, the comfortable 2 Bedroom Unit, and the spacious 3 Bedroom Unit. If you prefer a more secluded accommodation, the Stand Alone Cottage offers privacy and tranquility. For solo travelers or couples, the Studio and Superior Studio provide a cozy retreat with all the essentials. Book your stay at Red Tussock Motel through Agoda to enjoy the best prices and an easy and hassle-free booking experience.

Discover the Vibrant City Center of Te Anau

Nestled in the heart of Te Anau, New Zealand, the Red Tussock Motel offers easy access to the vibrant city center. Just a short stroll away, you'll find yourself immersed in a charming world of local shops, bustling cafes, and inviting restaurants. As you explore the city center, you'll be captivated by the stunning backdrop of the Fiordland National Park, which surrounds Te Anau. Take a leisurely walk along the picturesque Lake Te Anau, where you can soak in the breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains and crystal-clear waters. The city center is also a hub for adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts. Embark on a thrilling helicopter ride to marvel at the majestic Milford Sound, known for its dramatic cliffs and cascading waterfalls. Alternatively, set off on a scenic cruise to Doubtful Sound, where you can spot playful dolphins and curious seals. After a day of exploration, return to the Red Tussock Motel and unwind in the comfort of your well-appointed room. With its prime location in the city center, you'll have everything you need at your fingertips, ensuring a memorable stay in Te Anau.

Convenient Transportation from Nearby Airports to Red Tussock Motel

Located in the heart of Te Anau, New Zealand, Red Tussock Motel offers a cozy and comfortable stay for travelers seeking a base to explore the stunning Fiordland National Park. Getting to the motel from the nearest airports is a breeze, ensuring a seamless start to your adventure. If you're arriving at Queenstown Airport, which is the closest major airport to Te Anau, you have a few transportation options. The most convenient and popular choice is to take a scenic bus ride from Queenstown to Te Anau. The journey takes approximately two and a half hours, allowing you to soak in the breathtaking landscapes along the way. Alternatively, you can rent a car from the airport and enjoy a picturesque self-drive to Red Tussock Motel, which takes around two hours. Another option is flying into Invercargill Airport, which is about a two-hour drive from Te Anau. From the airport, you can hire a rental car or take a shuttle service to reach Red Tussock Motel. The drive to Te Anau offers mesmerizing views of the countryside, making for a memorable journey. Once you arrive at Red Tussock Motel in Te Anau's City Center, you'll be greeted by warm hospitality and comfortable accommodations. The motel features well-appointed rooms, each equipped with modern amenities to ensure a pleasant stay. With its central location, you'll find yourself within walking distance of Te Anau's vibrant dining scene, charming shops, and the picturesque Lake Te Anau. Whether you're here to explore the stunning Milford Sound or embark on a hiking adventure in Fiordland National Park, Red Tussock Motel is the perfect base for your Te Anau getaway.

Explore the Natural Wonders and Outdoor Adventures near Red Tussock Motel

Nestled in the heart of Te Anau, New Zealand, Red Tussock Motel offers a prime location to explore the breathtaking natural wonders and exciting outdoor adventures that surround it. Just a short distance away, you'll find yourself captivated by the serene beauty of Lake Marian, where crystal-clear waters reflect the towering mountains that encircle it. Take a leisurely stroll along the lake's edge or embark on a scenic boat tour to fully immerse yourself in this tranquil oasis. For those seeking a more active experience, Te Anau Lakeview Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels is just a stone's throw away. This popular attraction offers a range of recreational activities, including hiking, biking, and fishing, ensuring there's something for everyone to enjoy. Immerse yourself in the lush greenery of Ivon Wilson Scenic Reserve, where you can wander through native forests and spot unique bird species in their natural habitat. If you're in the mood for some family-friendly fun, head over to Mini Golf, where you can challenge your loved ones to a friendly game amidst stunning views of the surrounding mountains. For a peaceful retreat, Te Rua / Dock Bay provides a picturesque setting for a picnic or a leisurely walk along the lakeshore. Fergus Square offers a vibrant atmosphere with its bustling local markets and charming shops, perfect for a leisurely afternoon of exploring. Nature enthusiasts will be delighted by the stunning vistas of Lake Henry and Brod Bay. These idyllic spots are ideal for a peaceful lakeside walk or a refreshing swim during the warmer months. And when it's time to stock up on supplies, Fresh Choice is conveniently located nearby, offering a wide range of groceries and supplies for your convenience. For the adventurous souls, the famous Kepler Track is just a short distance away. Embark on a thrilling hike through lush forests, across alpine meadows, and alongside pristine lakes. This iconic trail offers breathtaking views at every turn and is a must-do for outdoor enthusiasts. With its unbeatable location surrounded by these remarkable landmarks and attractions, Red Tussock Motel is the perfect base for your Te Anau adventure. Whether you're seeking tranquility in nature, exciting outdoor activities, or simply want to explore the local charm, this motel offers the ideal starting point for an unforgettable experience.

A Culinary Adventure Awaits

When it comes to dining options, Red Tussock Motel is surrounded by an array of restaurants that will satisfy even the most discerning foodie. Just a short stroll away, you'll find La Toscana, a charming Italian restaurant known for its authentic flavors and cozy atmosphere. For a quick bite or a delicious pastry, Wapiti Bakery & Cafe is the perfect spot, offering freshly baked goods and a selection of gourmet sandwiches. If you're in the mood for a hearty meal, Redcliff Restaurant & Bar is a local favorite, serving up mouthwatering dishes accompanied by a wide selection of drinks. For those craving some Asian flavors, China City Licensed BYO Restaurant is a must-visit, offering a variety of Chinese dishes that are sure to delight. Seafood lovers will be in heaven at Mainly Seafood, where you can indulge in the freshest catch of the day. Miles Better Pies is a popular choice for those seeking a tasty pie or pastry, while The Boulavard Restaurant offers a fine dining experience with a menu featuring a fusion of international cuisines. For a unique dining experience, head to Fat Duck, where you can enjoy innovative dishes crafted with locally sourced ingredients. And if you're looking for a lively atmosphere and a great selection of drinks, The Moose Bar & Restaurant is the place to be. With such a diverse range of dining options right at your doorstep, your taste buds are in for a treat during your stay at Red Tussock Motel.

Shop for Unique Souvenirs at Kowhai Gifts & Souvenirs

Located just a short stroll away from Red Tussock Motel, Kowhai Gifts & Souvenirs is a must-visit shopping landmark in Te Anau. This charming store is filled with a wide range of unique and locally-made souvenirs, making it the perfect place to find a special memento of your trip. From beautifully crafted Maori carvings and traditional New Zealand artwork to hand-knitted woolens and natural skincare products, Kowhai Gifts & Souvenirs offers something for everyone. Whether you're looking for a gift for a loved one or a keepsake for yourself, this delightful store is sure to have just what you're looking for.

Affordable Luxury at Red Tussock Motel

Experience the perfect blend of comfort, convenience, and affordability at Red Tussock Motel in Te Anau, New Zealand. With an average room price of just $108, this charming accommodation offers exceptional value for money compared to the average price of a hotel room in the city, which stands at $117. At Red Tussock Motel, you can enjoy a memorable stay without breaking the bank. Each room is thoughtfully designed and tastefully furnished, providing a cozy and inviting atmosphere. Whether you are traveling alone, as a couple, or with your family, there is a room option to suit your needs and preferences. From the moment you step into the motel, you will be greeted by warm hospitality and attentive service. The friendly staff are always on hand to assist you with any queries or requests, ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. With its convenient location in Te Anau, you will have easy access to the town's attractions, restaurants, and shops, making it the perfect base for exploring the stunning natural beauty of Fiordland National Park. Book your stay at Red Tussock Motel today and experience affordable luxury in Te Anau.

Excellent Service and Clean Rooms with a Beautiful Lake View

Red Tussock Motel in Te Anau, New Zealand, is a top choice for travelers seeking excellent service and clean, spacious rooms. The owner and staff are known for their helpfulness and cheerful demeanor, making guests feel right at home. The rooms are not only clean and well-maintained, but they also offer a lovely view of the lake. Guests have praised the motel's value for money, with one reviewer mentioning that their mother-in-law loved the place and plans to return. The motel's host, Paul, is highly recommended for his wonderful hospitality, ensuring that every room is spotless. Additionally, Te Anau's peaceful atmosphere makes it a preferred base for exploring the stunning Fiordlands, and Red Tussock Motel provides a quieter alternative to Queenstown. With spotlessly clean rooms and comfortable beds, guests can enjoy a restful night's sleep with no roll together. Whether you're planning a short visit or an extended stay, Red Tussock Motel is the perfect choice for a memorable experience in Te Anau.

Exceptional Customer Ratings at Red Tussock Motel

Red Tussock Motel in Te Anau, New Zealand has garnered exceptional customer ratings, making it a top choice for travelers seeking a memorable stay. With an impressive overall rating of 8.9, this charming motel has consistently exceeded guests' expectations in various aspects of their stay. One of the standout features of Red Tussock Motel is its excellent value for money, with a remarkable rating of 8.7. Guests appreciate the affordability of the accommodations without compromising on comfort and quality. The facilities at the motel also receive high praise, with a rating of 8.8. From the moment guests step foot into the motel, they are greeted with well-maintained and modern amenities that enhance their overall experience. Cleanliness is of utmost importance to Red Tussock Motel, and it shows in their outstanding rating of 9.3. Guests consistently rave about the spotless rooms and common areas, ensuring a pleasant and hygienic stay. Additionally, the motel's location receives a commendable rating of 8.9. Situated in the picturesque town of Te Anau, guests can enjoy easy access to stunning natural landscapes, including the nearby Fiordland National Park and Lake Te Anau.

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Languages spoken
  • English
  • Bicycles
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Garden
  • Golf course [on-site]
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Mini golf course
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hotel room service app
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • BBQ facilities
  • Breakfast [continental]
  • Room service
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoking area
  • Xerox/fax in business center
For the kids
  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Playground
Land sports
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pet-friendly [charges apply]
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Rental car
Sports equipment rental
  • Bicycle rental
Available in all rooms
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • TV


10 LakeFront Drive, City Center, Te Anau, New Zealand


Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-11 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until10:00
Getting around
  • Distance from city center0.1 km
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)10 NZD
The property
  • Number of restaurants9
  • Number of rooms 13
  • Room voltage240
  • Year property opened1999
  • Most recent renovation2004

Reviews of Red Tussock Motel from real guests

Room comfort and quality9.0
Value for money8.8
High score for Te Anau
9+ Exceptional (48)
8-9 Excellent (13)
7-8 Very Good (12)
6-7 Good (3)
<6 Below Expectation (2)
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Showing 78 verified guest comments
Jan from New Zealand
One-Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 1 night in December 2022

Great location, great Motel”

Robin was very accommodating and nothing was too much trouble. Gave us all the info about what to do and where to go, and how long it will take to get there. Very comfy beds and clean rooms. Had heaters and electric blankets. Kitchen was well equipped. Robin went out of his way to book us an extra night and in the same room so did not have to move. Only down side was that the shower went all over the floor. Had to mop it up after each use. Robin let us keep our luggage there after check out so we could sight see till we had to leave. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to our friends. Great place.

Reviewed December 27, 2022
ONG from Singapore
Family with teens
One-Bedroom Apartment
Stayed 2 nights in December 2022

Very good service and clean and well maintained place”

We really enjoyed our stay in Red Tussock in Te Anau. Stayed 2 nights there and had good sleep. Robin, the owner, is very helpful and friendly. Overall, a highly recommended stay!

Reviewed December 08, 2022
Erin from United States
Stayed 1 night in January 2015

Great hotel!!”

The service, the value, the location

I was travelling NZ recently with my mother and we had a short stop in Te Anau after hiking the Routeburn. Our stay at the Red Tussock was great and made me wish we had more time to explore and relax at the lake. Our room was spacious and comfortable. The kitchen had all the we required. And what a great host!! Very accommodating and very welcoming! We arrived later than I had planned and despite the inconvenience he was still so gracious.

Reviewed January 14, 2015
Ralph from Canada
Family with teens
1 Bedroom unit
Stayed 1 night in March 2017

Lovely self-catering stay in Te Anau”

The Red Tussock Motel is well situated on the lakefront near the park and bird sanctuary. Robin maintains his property to a very high standard with many unexpected extras such as a fresh fruit bowl in the room. Very fresh and clean rooms, well furnished and maintained. It was a pleasure to stay here, and we would happily return if we come back to Fiordland.

Reviewed March 05, 2017
Peter from Australia
Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

Well furnished motel in excellent location”

Good mini kitchen, comfortable bed, friendly and helpful manager and excellent location

Easy stroll along Te Anau lake front to shopping. Motel is almost opposite DOC information centre. Very comfortable and quiet. We would definitely stay at the Red Tussock Motel again

Reviewed December 02, 2012
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