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Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki

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State Highway 6 30 km north of Haast, Lake Moeraki, Westland Tai Poutini National Park 7842 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 04/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 04/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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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 explore rugged coastline. 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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Canoeing
Hiking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Conference facilities
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Wine / champagne
Fishing
Walking tours
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
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Grade: 40 out of 100
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State Highway 6 30 km north of Haast, Lake Moeraki, Westland Tai Poutini National Park 7842 New Zealand
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Biggles1234 wrote a review Mar 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand95 contributions17 helpful votes
Before I arrived at the lodge I had no idea what to expect. To say I was blown away an understatement, this as a unique experience, the service, food, environment, as good as we have ever experienced. We loved everything about our 3 day stay. From the trip to feed the eels, on our first night, the kayak trip across Lake Moeraki, the walk to Monroe Beach. Awesome. The 3 day package included all meals, and Jerry and Ann looked after us brilliantly. I was so glad I had brought my camera with long lens as photos of birds, amazing wilderness forest will be remembered for the rest of my life.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Lexnz wrote a review Mar 2021
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This isolated spot is magical. The staff are incredible. Gerry’s knowledge and quirky sense of humour made this an outstanding experience. Anne, Gerry & Darren went out of their way to make our stay wonderful. Jamie is a sensational chef. Thanks heaps
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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victoria s wrote a review Jan 2021
Wellington, New Zealand5 contributions
Staying at the Moeraki Wilderness Lodge was the highlight of our recent holiday to the South Island. The serenity of the setting, the amazing food, the guided bush walks with Gerry, and the comfort of the rooms all stand out as features we remember. The native bush walk through pristine forest to the secluded beach was a highlight for my husband. Feeding the eels with Gerry was what my daughter will remember. I loved the kayaking on the still waters of Lake Moeraki. Highly recommend this as a holiday destination.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Wilderness Lodges of New Zealand, Owner at Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki
Responded 4 Feb 2021
Kia ora Victoria and thanks for taking the time to post a review, We're so glad you enjoyed your Wilderness Lodge experience. During these uncertain times in our industry, we still delight in sharing this special place with people who appreciate the remarkable local landscape and wildlife as well as the lodge's hospitality. We'd love to host you and your family again one day. Kind wishes, Anne Saunders and Gerry McSweeney Owner-Directors
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PeterSinc wrote a review Nov 2020
Dunedin, New Zealand8 contributions1 helpful vote
We had returned for a second visit as we enjoyed the first visit so much.We enjoyed the wildlife experience very much. The penguins and bird life were amazing. . The setting is amazing. So peaceful . Anne ,Jerry,Darren and Jamie were very attentive . Nothing was too much trouble. Food was amazing.So much to see. We will go back again.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Room Tip: Rain forest room .
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Response from Wilderness Lodges of New Zealand, Owner at Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki
Responded 4 Feb 2021
Thanks for sharing Peter, We love hosting return guests and we are glad you enjoyed your latest visit. See you again soon. Kind wishes, Anne Saunders and Gerry McSweeney Owner-Directors
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Russell P wrote a review Nov 2020
Auckland, New Zealand33 contributions17 helpful votes
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We had an amazing stay at the lodge. Gerry, Anne, Darren and Jamie the chef were all very welcoming and nothing was too much bother. The location is beautiful, the walks are fun and the guided Penguin walk was the highlight. We saw 13 Penguins and Gerry is a great guide. We were also lucky to see the space X on our night walk. We saw dolphins twice and the weather was great. The food is fantastic. The rooms, lounge bar etc are all lovely and the grounds are a treat with plenty of birdlife. No overseas travel at the moment but we have amazing places like this to visit so come on kiwi's go and visit these guys you won't regret it.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Room Tip: The riverview rooms are lovely.
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Response from Michael McSweeney, Other at Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki
Responded 2 Nov 2020
Thanks so much for sharing your experience Russell, We love sharing our special our special corner of New Zealand with guests and it still gives us a buzz hearing from people like yourselves who appreciate what we offer. We absolutely agree there has never been a better time for Kiwis to visit Lake Moeraki and discover their remarkable backyard. Kind Wishes, The Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki Team - Anne, Gerry, Darren & Jamie
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki
Which popular attractions are close to Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki?
Nearby attractions include Knights Point Lookout (1.8 km) and Monro Beach (0.08 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Is Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Lake Moeraki.
Are any cleaning services offered at Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Does Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Does Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
Is Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.