Reg and Jo welcome you to Fiordland………
On September 12th, 2016 we purchased Acheron Cottages from Zeb and Janice Ridder.
Zeb built the cottages and operated them for nine years – in 2016 he decided it was time for a change. This left us with the opportunity to purchase the property and for us too to have a change of direction.
We have lived in Manapouri for over 26 years and are both born and bred in Southland – we owned the local petrol station for the first couple of years that we came to live at Manapouri. At the time we purchased the petrol station we also purchased a small kayaking operation – we built this business up to include our main product which was “kayak and cruise tours” to Doubtful Sound. We operated these tours for 21 seasons until the close of the summer season in April 2016.
We sold the Doubtful Sound guided kayak tour part of the business to Off Spring Travel, a Te Anau based operator.
We will continue to operate lake cruises on Lake Manapouri – see the link on our home page for the cruise/walk options that we offer.
We also operate the Manapouri Lake house – a spacious fully self contained 2 bedroom house with spectacular lake and mountain views – see the link on our home page to take you to this website.
We look forward to meeting you if you would like to stay in one of our accommodation options or undertake a cruise/walk option.
We are privileged to live and operate in this beautiful area.