Location & Travel Notes
- Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki is located on the South Island's West Coast, on Highway 6 between the Glaciers & Wanaka/Queenstown.
- 90km (1 hr) south of Fox Glacier & 1.5 hours south of Franz Josef Glacier
- 170km (2.5 hrs) north of Wanaka & 3.5 hours north of Queenstown
- A bus service
between Queenstown/Wanaka & the Glaciers stops at the lodge (once daily each way).
Lake Moeraki Wilderness
Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki is nestled in ancient rainforest between the Tasman Sea and the Southern Alps.
Travel Times to South Island Destinations
|Approx. Travel Time||Destination
|1-2 hrs||Fox Glacier, Franz Josef
|3-4 hrs||Queenstown, Hokitika, Greymouth
|5-6 hrs||Wilderness Lodge Arthur's Pass, Te Anau
Travelling to/from Wilderness Lodge Arthur's Pass
It is a comfortable 370km (5.5 hrs) to Wilderness Lodge Arthur's Pass along the spectacular West Coast. This Journey traverses rainforest, glaciers and historic gold towns. You may find the driving guides below useful.
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...
The Lodge is open year round (except June and July) and enjoys mild temperatures and high sunshine hours even though annual rainfall is high. Every 3 or 4 days we usually get a burst of rain followed by clear, calm weather. Bring lightweight rain gear and good sturdy shoes/boots if you are keen for an active stay.
“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...
“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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