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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 2 April 2014

The place simply awesome!! Big windows so that you soak in all you want the breathtaking views. The place is peaceful and comfortable. The kitchenette is small but has the necessary utensils (just carry your own supplies for cooking please). It is located in an isolated place and that makes the place even more charming. I would highly recommend the...

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Ivybridge, UK
Reviewed 23 March 2014

We stayed in one of the units nearest the main Te Anau to Milford Road. It looked a little unprepossessing from the outside but was actually extremely clean, comfortable and well-equipped. You need to bring supplies from Te Anau as it is isolated, but we thoroughly enjoyed the peace and quiet and there are lovely views of the surrounding mountains....

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 21 February 2014

I wish we could have stayed longer than 1 night here. So peaceful, surrounded by mountain views and very relaxing with good kitchen facilities and no television. The sandflies are vicious but windows are screened so the fresh mountain air can circulate into your room. It felt like being close to nature and camping but with all the luxuries you...

1Thank Daphnescooby
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2014

I really enjoyed staying here with my family after a 3 day hike on the routeburn track. Facilities were clean, host is helpful. We went to sleep with the curtains open so we could see the scenery as we went to sleep and woke up. There is no tv in the unit (or in ours at least) which i loved....

1Thank kiussie
Wanaka, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 February 2014

Best place to stay close to Milford Sound. Very clean, their own private water fall, and PC is a very congenial host. Be sure to bring your own food and fill up with fuel in Te Anau but very quiet and affordable place.

1Thank Dstein2014
Reviewed 6 February 2014

We were down there in January. It was a strange summer - a bit cold. Knobs flat is a lovely place. We had a look at their hydro power station - a great little setup. Facilities are clean and well maintained with the best showers in the south island. I wont forget the stars reflecting off the snow on the...

1Thank Ian C
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 11 January 2014

We were coming from and going to a hike and found this place a God send. Host is really helpful and accommodating. Beds were comfortable, shower heavenly, kitchen perfectly adequate with everything we needed. Thank heavens for the screening on the units as the sandflies were abundant. There are some really lovely long and short walks nearby, and it was...

1Thank LibAlex
Cheshire, England
Reviewed 23 December 2013

Middle of nowhere, peace and tranquility. Stayed in lovely chalet style room in a block of 3. Spacious, modern with all facilities you'd need. Sadly we only stayed one night as we'd pre booked in Milford. With hindsight we'd have stayed here and drove in, it's only an hour away taking it steady. Would definitely return to explore the immediate...

2Thank Ethiad
Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 8 December 2013

If you're not up for camping or doing the caravan thing, Knobs Flat is easily the best option for enjoying Fiordland. The location is ideal - 1.5/2 hrs from Milford Sound dock, an hour from Te Anau, and 30 minutes drive from a dozen fantastic hiking trails. The manager/owner PC is a great guy and font of knowledge about the...

1Thank Ben W
Reviewed 4 December 2013

Stayed a night here on the way to Milford Sound from Queenstown. Being just 2 hours away from the Sound and an hour away from the nearest form of civilization being Te Anau, you really don't have anything else to distract you from appreciating the beauty that Knobs Flat is. My friends did the check in with PC and they...

2Thank Kento1985

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Address: SH 94 Te Anau Milford Highway | Te Anau, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Knobs Flat Te Anau, Fiordland National Park
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“The three cabins that run parallel to the main road have a spectacular uninterrupted view.”
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“Check the web site out, it is what it is. If you want tranquility, this is the place.”
 of 5 bubbles PeterPaula2013, 19 Dec 2014 | Read review
“En suite is great...kitchens very well equipped.”
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 of 5 bubbles NHGeoguy, 4 Jun 2014 | Read review
“- Make sure you bring everything with you, there are no shops around - There are lots of sandflies so bring repellent”
 of 5 bubbles TimTam8765, 29 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Ring and speak to the staff to ensure you get the most appropriate room, they'll sort you out and ensure you are well taken care of.”
 of 5 bubbles LoganX6, 22 Apr 2014 | Read review
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