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About Us

Our place

Nestled on 4 acres of rural land, Loch Vista is your home-away-from home in beautiful Te Anau. Here you will find comfortable lodgings, warm country hospitality,  and all the comforts of home.

  • Good off street parking
  • Guests are welcome to leave some of their luggage while away for 2 or 3 nights while walking some the tracks.
  • Walking access to the lake is approx 1.5 km
  • Guests are welcome to hand feed our pet sheep Chubby
  • Guests are welcome to view our classic car – a 1959 Ford Thunderbird convertible.
We ask that you leave our beautiful environment as you found it, leaving nothing more than your footprints.
Lake Te Anau Sunrise
Phil - Your Host at Loch Vista

Your host

My name is Phil Smith and I am your live-in host here at Loch Vista. I have lived in the Te Anau area for 40+ years, and recently retired from farming. I have three adult children, one of who remains in the Te Anau area and operates a lobster fishing boat off the Fiordland Coast.

In the past I have been heavily involved in a major river restoration project in the Te Anau area and Landcare in general.

I am really passionate about the Te Anau / Fiordland area and all it has to offer visitors.

I enjoy meeting people and look forward to assisting you when you come and stay.