The nearby localities of Te Anau and Gore are certainly worth seeing. Te Anau is 70 kilometres to the west of Athol, while Gore is 75 kilometres to the southeast. Hotels and apartments in Te Anau include the Fiordland Lodge and Radfords on the Lake. Gore options include the Heartland Hotel Croydon and Esplanade Motels.
Just because you're on vacation, doesn't mean you can't indulge in your love of all things sport. You will find Queenstown Event Centre to the north of Athol. The Element Escapes and the Asure Queenstown Gateway Apartments are top options if you hope to hit the hay close by.
Hotels in Athol start at AU$66 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.