Our motel is located conveniently on Te Anau's lakefront, just a 10 minute walk from the town centre. We are also right across the road from the Department of Conservation Visitor Centre where you are able to collect hut tickets for the Great Walks and is also a main bus stop for transport to the walking tracks.
Your hosts Paul and Karen would like to welcome you to Red Tussock Motel Te Anau. Having lived in Te Anau for over 12 years, we are passionate about hosting our visitors and showing them the best that Te Anau and Fiordland have to offer.
Red Tussock Motel has been providing accommodation in Te Anau to guests since 1995. In 2018 we opened our new apartment block and can now offer a wider range of accommodation to suit all budgets. We look forward to hosting you soon!contact us
The name Red Tussock (Chionochloa rubra) comes from a local type of grasses that grow wild in the area. It is a hardy species that grows in areas where other species would fail to thrive, such as cold, wet or alpine conditions, but, it is doing a great job in these environments to keep the soil from eroding and absorbing extra water to prevent flooding. The tussock is also a food of the rare Takahē, a flightless bird synonymous to the Murchison Mountains located near Te Anau.
“A little Gem, helpful friendly proprietor large & clean room, well equipped with mini kitchen & utensils & comfy beds & couch BBQ area also. Quiet and just 10 min walk to main st cafes , highly recommend
“ Excellent in all regards... Many thanks to Paul for suggestions and booking our Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound and glow worm cave tour. All must dos when in Te Anau
“ My wife and I stayed for 2 nights and wished it was longer! Greeted by the very friendly host (Paul) and shown to our near new 1 b/room apartment. This had everything we needed to make our stay very comfortable.