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Lake Moeraki


Experience Wild New Zealand in Comfort & Style

The Wilderness Lodge experience combines stylish accommodation, superb food, gracious hospitality and a fascinating programme of guided nature discovery. A stay here will be a highlight of any New Zealand travel experience and is perfect for those looking to escape the tourist trail.

 A haven on the banks of the Moeraki River

Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki

A haven on the banks of the Moeraki River

Discover One of the Most Wild & Natural Places Left on Earth

A pristine natural paradise of rainforests, beaches, lakes and rivers in the heart of New Zealand's South West World Heritage Area, Te Wahipounamu.  Lake Moeraki is a dream destination for nature lovers and those wanting to experience the very best of wild New Zealand.

 Some of the special wildlife that can be found on the Moeraki Wilderness Coastline

Tawaki Penguin

Some of the special wildlife that can be found on the Moeraki Wilderness Coastline

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Discover Wilderness Your Way...

Let naturalist guides bring the West Coast to life for you. Explore rainforest trails, hike spectacular seacoast & enjoy tranquil lake kayaking. Learn New Zealand's fascinating natural history and see penguins, seals & other wildlife.

 Enjoy stylish wilderness accommodation on the South Island's West Coast

Enjoy stylish wilderness accommodation on the South Island's West Coast


  • “An oasis on the West Coast”


    My wife and I went with family and friends to celebrate our anniversary. We stayed two nights in Arthurs Pass and another two nights in the sister lodge at Lake Moreaki. We were very impressed with th...


    SBF2, Houston
  • “Just the very best!”


    This is a wonderful place to stay on a visit to New Zealand's west coast. Husband and wife team, Gerry and Anne, are wonderful hosts - welcoming, informative and totally participative. The rooms are v...


    Jasperco, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
  • “Stunning scenery, comfortable lodgings and welcoming hosts.”


    A haven from which to bush walk or kayak before enjoying lovely food overlooking the river and forest. Hosts Anne and Gerry are passionate and knowledgeable about the area and guided walks or stargazi...


    Melbournepk, Melbourne, Australia

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Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki is located on the South Island’s West Coast between the Glaciers and Wanaka/Queenstown. It is a comfortable 5.5 hours drive from Wilderness Lodge Arthur’s Pass and 3.5 hours from Queenstown Airport. We have driving notes available for the journey north or south.

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Wilderness Lodge Arthur’s Pass is located on Highway 73 between Christchurch and the West Coast. It is less than 2 hours drive from Christchurch and the towns of Greymouth & Hokitika and a comfortable 5.5 hours to Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki. The TranzAlpine train stops in Arthur’s Pass and transfers to/from the lodge are available.

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