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Kepler Mountain View Alpaca Cottage is a fully self contained private cottage located on our 12 acre Alpaca Farm on the outskirts of Lake Manapouri. The cottage has a full kitchen and laundry and complimentary laundry powder and kitchen basics along with tea and coffee etc are provided. We also provide fresh coffee beans for you to grind and make fresh plunger coffee and oils are provided for the gas BBQ. Snuggle up under one of our luxury alpaca duvets at night which will keep you cool in summer and warm in winter. The cottage has a reserve cycle air conditioner for both cooling and heating.
The cottage has outstanding views over the Kepler Mountain Range which run between Lakes Manapouri and Te Anau. An outdoor BBQ and spa pool area also expands those vistas to include the Hunter Mountains which run down the length of Lake Manapouri on its southern side and sweep around to include the highest mountain in South Western part of Fiordland National Park, Mount Titiroa. Lie soaking in the spa under the night stars.
Kepler Mountain View Alpaca Cottage is the perfect holiday cottage to base yourself while visiting the world renown Milford and Doubtful Sounds and exploring Fiordland. The Manapouri village on the shores of Lake Manapouri is a the departure point for visiting Doubtful Sound and many walking tracks can be easily accessed from Manapouri which is based in the centre of Fiordland National park.
Relax and unwind at Kepler Mountain View Alpaca Cottage and take time out for yourself to get back in touch with what is important in life and leave Manapouri feeling refreshed and invigorated. Lake Manapouri is a place where you can sit back and relax or be busy exploring all that Fiorldland has to offer, either way you will leave Fiordland feeling like a piece of your heart has been captured. There is a great little bar/cafe for lunches and evening meals the Manapouri township along with a general store/post office and a service station/garage. Experience a real village feel and avoid the crowds.
Your hosts, Jessie and Ray have years of knowledge of Fiordland National Park and can help you with planning your trip to maximise your time while exploring Fiordland National Park and the surrounding Te Anau Basin. Jessie works as a fibre artist from her studio on the farm and has a small gallery Wild Wool Gallery show casing her work along with other New Zealand made alpaca products from their alpaca fleece.
Guests staying at Kepler Mountain View Alpaca Cottage get to meet the alpacas and can join in feeding them if they so desire, there are always some alpacas close to the cottage who will be willing to "chat" over the fence.
Manapouri is a scenic 15 minute drive from Te Anau and just under 2 hours from Queenstown Airport.
There is ample parking right beside the cottage and we can store your car and belongings free of charge while you are away visiting Doubtful or Milford Sounds or hiking in Fiordland National Park.
Whether planning a kayaking trip on Doubtful Sound or a cruise, or just trout fishing or enjoying the many walking tracks Manapouri is a great place to spend a few days to enable you to truely appreciate all it has to offer.
A check out time of 11am is provided and unlimited free Wi-Fi provided.
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