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Lake Moeraki


Experience West Coast Wilderness

The Wilderness Lodge experience combines quality accommodationsuperb food, gracious hospitality and exciting nature adventures. Discover wild New Zealand in comfort and style.

Stylish Wilderness Accommodation

elegance and comfort in a superb natural setting.

Few places on earth can match the stunning natural setting of Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki, surrounded by lakes, rivers, rainforest and seacoast in the heart of Te Wahipounamu, the southwest New Zealand World Heritage Area.  This is a paradise for nature lovers, active travelers and wilderness seekers.

WIlderness Lodge Lake Moeraki received this prestigious award

Proudly recognised among the top 1% of NZ tourism operators

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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.

Virgin rainforest views

experience gracious hospitality and great food and wine.


  • “Stunning spot to relax & explore nature”


    The guides were wonderful and so willing to answer questions. We enjoyed the beautiful trails and have a new appreciation for the flora and fauna. The lodge itself is comfy with a welcoming elegance. food was delicious and staff pleasant and accommodating. I would return in a heartbeat.


    KONSTANDINA, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
  • “Penguins, fine food and family.”


    Myself, husband, adult children and partners had a rendezvous at the lodge. We joined the guided activities and also did our own thing. Each night we had gourmet meals and laughed a lot. If that wasn't enough we also got to see the tawaki penguins. Truly a holiday I will never forget.


    GERTRUDE, BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
  • “Holiday within a holiday.”


    The Wilderness Lodge is a unique holiday experience . Lovely rooms with very friendly and helpful staff. Excellent meals. Lots of activities from kayaking, to walking forest trails to trips with an expert guide. The hosts are excellent, very knowledgeable and committed to environmental work.


    ANDREW, OPUA, NEW ZEALAND

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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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