Vacation rentals in Manapouri

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Popular amenities for Manapouri vacation rentals

Stay near Manapouri's top sights

Real Journeys - Doubtful Sound13 locals recommend
Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn9 locals recommend
Manapouri Cafe & Dairy3 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Manapouri

  • Total rentals

    50 properties

  • Wifi availability

    40 properties include access to wifi

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    10 properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Family-friendly rentals

    20 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    5.7K reviews

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $40 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Manapouri

All About Manapouri

Manapouri is a small town situated on the edge of Lake Manapouri in the stunning region of Fiordland on New Zealand’s South Island. Fiordland covers nearly 5,000 square miles of wilderness and is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise with lakes, mountains, and miles of unspoiled land. This mountain town is the perfect jumping off point for exploring the region, as a number of hiking trails start near Manapouri. The area also connects with Doubtful Sound, which is the deepest of New Zealand’s fjords, so many fjord cruises are arranged from Manapouri.

With a population of only 300, the town of Manapouri is a tiny gem that offers several restaurants, pubs, and cafes, many of which are found along Lake Manapouri, the second deepest lake in the country.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Manapouri

Manapouri’s location in the southern hemisphere means that its seasons are opposite from North America. Generally, the best months to visit are the summer months of December to February, when you’ll experience long days, mild temperatures, an annual summer music festival and a mountain biking competition. Fall (March to June) and spring (September to December) bring cool daytime temperatures, which make these seasons perfect for exploring the hiking trails in the area. In October, an annual fishing competition in Fiordland draws anglers from throughout the region. In March there’s also a kayak, mountain biking, and running event that offers competition events for all levels. Winter, from June to August, brings dry days with blue skies and cool, but not too cold, temperatures.

Top things to do in Manapouri

Te Anau Glowworm Caves

Te Anau Glowworm Caves is an underground, geological wonder. The caves are accessed through twisting limestone passages and include an immense waterfall. You can visit a hidden grotto here illuminated by hundreds of glowworms, which are unique to New Zealand and create a glittering spectacle.

Doubtful Sound

To experience its true majesty, explore this Doubtful Sound in a kayak. Quietly drift by the area’s wildlife, which includes penguins, bottlenose dolphins, and fur seals. You’ll find several dramatic waterfalls and lush mountain scenery here, in a quiet setting.

Kepler Track Great Walk

The track starts at Manapouri and is a 36-mile loop through mountains, native forest, waterfalls, and glacier-carved valleys. The walk features boardwalks, bridged streams, and steps in the steep sections, so hikers of all levels can enjoy the spectacular scenery.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does it cost to stay in cottage rentals in Manapouri?

    Experience the best of Manapouri with our cottage rentals, starting at about $40 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Do house rentals in Manapouri have wifi?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 house rentals with wifi in Manapouri. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do cottage rentals in Manapouri have a kitchen?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 cottage rentals with a kitchen in Manapouri. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • What are the most popular amenities for House Rentals in Manapouri?

    Enhance your stay in our House Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 10 homes with air conditioning, over 10 homes with free parking, over 10 homes with wifi, over 10 homes with a kitchen, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

  • Do house rentals in Manapouri have free parking?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 house rentals with free parking in Manapouri. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there family-friendly vacation rentals in Manapouri?

    Manapouri has more than 20 family-friendly stays. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • Do house rentals in Manapouri have air conditioning?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 house rentals with air conditioning in Manapouri. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Manapouri?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 10 vacation rentals in Manapouri featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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