Finding Your Way
- The Lodge is located alongside State Highway 6 in the South West of the South Island.
- 30km north of the small township of Haast and 90km south of Fox Glacier township.
- An easy 300km (190 miles) 4 hour drive from Greymouth or Queenstown (Wanaka 2 hrs, 180km) near which are airports, rental car facilities and daily bus services to the Lodge.
- The Tranz Alpine train arrives in Greymouth from Christchurch/Arthur's Pass at 1.30pm each day. It is then a 4 hour drive to Lake Moeraki. (It is faster and more direct to drive from Arthur's Pass to Lake Moeraki rather than train/drive).
Travelling from Wilderness Lodge Arthur's Pass?
Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki is a comfortable 6 hour, 370km (230 mile) drive from Wilderness Lodge Arthur's Pass. You should plan to leave the Lodge by 9am to give yourself an hour or two at the Glaciers en route. We have driving notes available to make this drive an interesting and easy trip between the two Lodges.
We recommend you try to stay at least a couple of nights at each Wilderness Lodge to experience the full range of the South Island's wild nature.
What to Bring...
The Lodge is open all year round (except June and July) and the climate is characterised by little wind, mild temperatures and high sunshine hours even though the annual rainfall is high (3500 mm / 160 inches per annum). Every 3 or 4 days we usually get a burst of intense nor-west rain followed by clear, calm weather. Bring lightweight rain gear and good sturdy shoes/boots if you want to make the most of our walks.