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    Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki

    State Highway 6 | 30 km north of Haast, Lake Moeraki, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7842, New Zealand
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    • Excellent82%
    • Very good12%
    • Average2%
    • Poor3%
    • Terrible1%
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
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    Family Rooms
    Wheelchair Access
    Self-Serve Laundry
    4.5 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 212 reviews

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    The warm welcome, fascinating ecology walks, pristine and primeval forests, excellent food, comfortable lodges, this is one of the outstanding places in any South Island tour. We were introduced to the "avatar tree", crested penguins, plentiful bird life, and great company. If you are doing...More

    Thank cliff p
    Response from Tawaki, Owner at Wilderness Lodge Lake MoerakiResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Cliff, Thanks for your enthusiastic review, we really do appreciate it. Great to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind Wishes, Anne Saunders and Gerry McSweeney Owner-Managers

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    If you love and appreciate nature then this is the place for you! We had the most amazingly special time at Lake Moeraki. One of our hosts, Gerry, gave us guided tours through gorgeous rainforests, a kayak in the lake, to the beach so that...More

    Thank JBHBrisbane
    Response from Tawaki, Owner at Wilderness Lodge Lake MoerakiResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear JBHBrisbane, Thanks for sharing your experience here on TripAdvisor. We think three nights is the perfect length of time to spend at the Wilderness Lodge as it gives you plenty of time for exploring while also allowing you to slow down, relax and spend...More

    Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

    This is not so much a holiday experience or a destination experience. It is a life experience. Having been to most of the big cities around the world, this competes with all and is better than most. The peace and tranquility of the natural environment,...More

    Thank Tony F
    Response from Tawaki, Manager at Wilderness Lodge Lake MoerakiResponded 3 weeks ago

    Dear Rosetta and Tony, Reading your review made our day. Thanks so much for sharing your reflections on the time you spend here. We would love to see you back again one day. Kind wishes, Anne and Gerry Owner-Managers

    Reviewed 13 May 2017

    The lodge is luxurious, surrounded by lawns and rain forest, on a lovely lake and stream with gentle rapids heading to the sea. The owners have been here 27 years and worked to preserve habitat for the incredible giant kahakateki trees and dozens of native...More

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    Response from Tawaki, Owner at Wilderness Lodge Lake MoerakiResponded 16 May 2017

    Dear Annban09, The rainforests surrounding the Lodge are wonderful and it is great to see how much you enjoyed exploring them. Thanks for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. Kind Wishes, Anne Saunders and Dr Gerry McSweeney Owner-Managers

    Reviewed 26 April 2017

    Set in pretty unspoilt rain forest, this is a very comfortable lodge run on informal lines. Room was comfortable, all staff exceptionally helpful and friendly. Good food. Short guided walks led by Gerry, who really knows his local birds and bushes, were a delight. It...More

    Thank mb238
    Response from Tawaki, Owner at Wilderness Lodge Lake MoerakiResponded 11 May 2017

    Dear Mb238, Thanks for your review, we do really appreciate it. Hope you are able to return sometime in the future. Kind wishes, Anne Saunders and Dr Gerry McSweeney Owner-Directors

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    • Free Parking
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    • Breakfast included
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Self-Serve Laundry
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    • US$342 - US$445 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Number of rooms
    • 28
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    • New Zealand >
    • South Island >
    • West Coast Region >
    • Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) >
    • Lake Moeraki
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    • Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki Hotel Lake Moeraki
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    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
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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
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    "Forget the wifi. You are so far from civilisation, it is irrelevant. Enjoy the opportunity yeti disconnect."
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    "Any room! All lead to your experience, inside and outdoors!"
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    "I would suggest a River View room for a beautiful view out over the lake."
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    "River view suites are beautiful with lovely deck"
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