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Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki

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Overview
State Highway 6 30 km north of Haast, Lake Moeraki, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7842 New Zealand See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
4.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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

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

Thank Derek S
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

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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

Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

The moment we walked into the lobby we felt at ease and glad we made the journey to the west coast. We headed to the Lodge hoping for a 3-day snap shot of the wild coastline and temperate rainforests; Anne, Gerry and the staff made...More

Thank Eric W
Response from Tawaki, Owner at Wilderness Lodge Lake MoerakiResponded 30 April 2018

Dear Eric, Thanks for your review. It was a pleasure to host you and we're glad you enjoyed your time here so much. Kind Wishes, Anne Saunders & Dr Gerry McSweeney Owner-Managers

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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 More 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. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
28
Price range
US$339 - US$440 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki Hotel Lake Moeraki
Location
New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Lake Moeraki
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
28
Price range
US$339 - US$440 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki Hotel Lake Moeraki
Location
New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Lake Moeraki
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Room & Suite (26)
Pool & Beach (16)
Dining (8)
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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
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BrianH422
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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4acadia
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
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Room Tips
"Riverside rooms are the best!"
_beck_douglas
23 Apr 2018
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"All rooms have pleasant views."
Junebughiker
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..."
marjie905
20 Feb 2018
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"All are good"
paulrQ8354KI
13 Dec 2017
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