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Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki

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Discover wilderness in comfort and style at New Zealand's premier nature lodge. Established by dedicated conservationists, Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki offers an experience like no other. Walk from your room into a natural paradise of ancient rainforest, kayak pristine lakes and hike rugged beaches. Enjoy fresh local food, fine wine, and warm hospitality. Join naturalist guides to discover spectacular wild landscape and search for penguins, seals, and other rare wildlife in the heart of Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wheelchair Access
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
Accessible rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Frankton Airport151 km
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for two nights on our way down the West Coast, great accommodation , great food, splendid hosts and so many exciting things to do. In the two days we were there managed to fit in so many things including the highlight, of a...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We had only a day and a half here and wish it had been much longer. We came for birds, but wanted more time with Gerry’s botanical expertise. His 2-hour rainforest walk not only showed the small international group Fiordland Crested Penguins, White-fronted terns, &...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Forb1
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Great location with a view to the river and few steps away from Lake Moeraki, very beautiful - worth to visit. But what makes the stay at the lodge amazing: staff, service, warm and cosy atmosphere, great food by the Chef Steve (not to expect...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Anna M
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

This was the best place we stayed in New Zealand. Absolutely stunning in every respect. The location on the river below the lake was spectacular particularly rooms 1 to 4. The hosts Dorothy and Malcolm were great and very welcoming. Steve the chef did us...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank DerekS403
Response from Tawaki, Owner at Wilderness Lodge Lake MoerakiResponded 21 September 2018

Dear Derek, Thank you so much for your review. We are very lucky to have a great team on board and it's great to hear what good care of you they provided. Kind wishes, Anne Saunders & Dr Gerry McSweeney Owner-Managers

Reviewed 27 May 2018

Incredibly set among 1000+ year old rainforests, nothing matches the beauty of the lodge, the warmth of Anne and Jerry our hosts, the gourmet dinners and the exciting adventures. We hiked amazing trails, learned history of the flora, saw late night glow-worms, fed the eels,...More

Date of stay: April 2018
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Response from Tawaki, Owner at Wilderness Lodge Lake MoerakiResponded 29 May 2018

Dear Ellice & Don, Thanks so much for sharing your experience. We appreciate hearing how much you enjoyed your time with us. Kind Wishes, Anne Saunders & Dr Gerry McSweeney Owner-Managers

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Julie R
12 August 2018|
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Response from marjie905 | Reviewed this property |
I would email or call them about dropping in for a coffee. There are two trails on the grounds. One of which goes by the river. There is also an enormous pigeon that likes to perch in the small tree by the river in front... More
5 May 2017|
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Response from patriciav140 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. sorry i did not see your post. I can't comment on the price because i honestly don't remember but it is a beautiful place. elegant, relaxing, great atmosphere, and in the meantime you can spend some hours kayaking... More
14 July 2016|
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Response from Gill H | Reviewed this property |
Definitely contact Gerry or the lodge.There were none in February.The guided walks all seem to be out from the Lodge..some to the beach, some through forest.We only saw bird life like white egrets, but they were pretty... More
Room Tips
"Riverside rooms are the best!"
23 Apr 2018
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"All rooms have pleasant views."
3 Apr 2018
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"The rooms are perfect. You will spend more time outside bird watching, kayaking on the lake or walking..."
20 Feb 2018
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"All are good"
13 Dec 2017
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