Includes a Free 1/2 day Tawaki Penguin Discovery Trip

Available 1st September - 31st October 2018

Tawaki Penguin

Spring is a time of renewal and life in the rainforest and on the seacoast. Join us to celebrate this special time.

NZ$1299 per person share twin/double



This Special Offer Includes...

  • 3 Nights stylish lodge accommodation in a Rainforest Room.
  • Four course gourmet dinner each night.
  • Full restaurant breakfast daily.
  • 2 daily complimentary guided nature activities with our skilled guides.
  • Use of all lodge facilities. Satellite WiFi, laundry, library, network of walking trails and kayaks/canoes.
  • Free half day guided Wilderness Seacoast trip to explore the spectacular Moeraki Coast, learn natural history and search for wildlife.
  • 15% GST (Goods and Services Tax)


  1. Available for direct bookings only.
  2. Space is limited and advance booking is required. Some dates may be unavailable
  3. The rate for a single occupancy is NZ$1549 per person
  4. This package does not include drinks/lunches (these are available at an additional charge).
  5. In addition to the twice daily shorter activities and the free half day activity, we offer other longer half and full day activities that you may join for an extra charge
Make sure you take your camera when you visit Wilderness Lodge at Lake Moeraki and the Upper Moeraki Valley in New Zealand.

Discover a timeless landscape and forget the busy modern world for a few days...

  • “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.

  • “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.

  • “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.


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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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