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 has operated them for the past nine years – this year 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 22 years – we owned the local petrol station for the first couple of years that we were here. When 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 past season in April 2016. 

This season we downsized our business – 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 sea kayak rentals on Lake Manapouri – these are for people that do have previous experience; conditions can change quickly here and winds can cause our lakes can get choppy at times. See the link on our home page for kayak and cruise options that we offer.

We also operate the Lake house – self contained accommodation 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 kayak or cruise option.

We are privileged to live and operate here.