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Location & Travel Notes

 Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki is nestled in ancient rainforest between the Tasman Sea and the Southern Alps.

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 TimeDestination
1-2 hrsFox Glacier, Franz Josef
2-3 hrsWanaka
3-4 hrsQueenstown, Hokitika, Greymouth
4-5 hrsPunakaiki
5-6 hrsWilderness 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

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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...

    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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