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Location & Travel Guide

Flowering Lupins in the Waimakariri Valley


Travel Times to South Island Destinations

Approx. Travel Time Destination
1-2 hrs Christchurch Airport, Christchurch City, Greymouth, Hokitika
2-3 hrs Punakaiki
3-4 hrs Franz Josef, Tekapo
4-5 hrs Fox Glacier, Kaikoura, Mt Cook
5-6 hrs Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki, Nelson, Abel Tasman, Blenheim

Travelling to/from Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki

It is a comfortable 370km drive (5.5 hours) to Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki. The journey crosses Arthur's Pass before passing historic gold towns and West Coast beaches. It passes Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. You should depart by around 9am to allow a couple of hours for a walk or flight at the Glaciers. You may find the driving guides below useful.

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Joint Wilderness Lodge Itineraries

Stay a few nights at each Wilderness Lodge to experience the full range of the South Island's wild natural places.

What to Bring?

‚ÄčLike everywhere in New Zealand, travellers should be prepared for a wide range of weather conditions. The Lodge is open all year (except June and July). The climate in winter is characterised by settled weather with infrequent snow. Summer temperatures can be up to 30°C (85°F) but do bring some warmer clothes, lightweight rain gear and good footwear if you plan to be active.

 The alpine plants of Arthur's Pass put on spectacular flowering displays through the spring & summer months.  

The alpine plants of Arthur's Pass put on spectacular flowering displays through the spring & summer months.
 


  • “More than a Lodge, a terrific resort.”


    My wife and I went with family and friends to celebrate our anniversary. We stayed two nights in Arthur's Pass and another two nights in the sister lodge at Lake Moreaki. We were very impressed with t...


    SBF2, Houston
  • “Great Escape into the Wilderness”


    We (family of four) enjoyed the many personal touches that Michael and team displayed during our 2 day stay. Food, room, ambiance, walks in the woods and sheep shearing experiences made the entire sta...


    Tom D, Singapore
  • “Comfort and education in the wilderness”


    We stayed only one night, but we had two memorable walks in the wilderness. One was expertly lead by a knowledgeable guide with a real love and passion for the environment and nature. Excellent food i...


    PGNM, Bristol, United Kingdom

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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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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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