The closest lodge to Fiordland, and also to many beautiful southern fly-fishing rivers and lesser walked tracks. Enjoying a resurgence in popularity under the able management of co-owner Andy Cunningham, this is a delightfully warm place. What do you want after a day in the mountains or rivers? Yes - that's right, an enormous fireplace and a glass in your hand. The food presents a high-quality original take on local favourites, and the single malts flow most generously.