© Photo courtesy of Martin Silva
Joan & Ross Cockburn, your hosts at Prospect Lodge Te Anau accommodation, come from Mt Prospect Station, 20 minutes drive from Lake Te Anau. For over 25 years they ran the well known Mt Prospect High Country Homestay and hosted guests from all corners of the world, many of them becoming repeat visitors and wonderful friends. Joan & Ross are fabulous and gracious accommodation hosts, and as they thoroughly enjoy meeting people, have built this stunning private lodge on a secluded, elevated spot surrounded by farmland with magnificent views over Lake Te Anau, and Te Anau township.
Having developed and run Mt Prospect Station for over 40 years, Joan & Ross have an extensive knowledge of both the farming and tourism industries in this area.
"I rarely use this word because no place could match up to this place in our well-travelled life. But it is. The Lodge is an architect’s dream, eye popping gorgeous; the hosts are perfection from Joan who is an amazing gracious, funny, warm, great cook, to Ross who is full of agri knowledge, funny things to say and kindness. They are the best hosts we have ever experienced. We want them to come and visit us in Virginia or St. Croix. They are that amazing. You want them in your family. The house is unparalleled — you have to go and see it to believe it and this morning they helped arrange for us to have a local pilot pick us up on their back lawn and take us to Dusky Sound and Doubtful Sound — truly the trip of a lifetime. DO IT!"