Location & Travel Notes
- Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki makes a natural stopping point along the South Island's West Coast, between the Glaciers & Wanaka/Queenstown.
- 90km (1 hr) south of Fox Glacier & 1.5 hours south of Franz Josef Glacier on Highway Six.
- 170km (2.5 hrs) north of Wanaka & 3.5 hours north of Queenstown
- A bus service between Queenstown/Wanaka & the Glaciers stops once daily (each way).
South Island Map
Travel Times to South Island Destinations
|Approx. Travel Time||Destination (linked to google maps)|
|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 hour journey to Wilderness Lodge Arthur's Pass up the spectacular West Coast, traversing rainforests, historic towns & mountains. See the route guides below.
Spend a few days at each Wilderness Lodge to truly experience South Island nature and wilderness.
Travelling to/from Queenstown & Wanaka
What to Bring...
The Lodge is open from September to May 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.