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Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki

State Highway 6 30 km north of Haast, Lake Moeraki, Westland Tai Poutini National Park 7842 New Zealand
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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
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Fishing
Walking tours
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Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
First aid kit
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
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4.5 of 5 stars

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State Highway 6 30 km north of Haast, Lake Moeraki, Westland Tai Poutini National Park 7842 New Zealand
Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki
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Meg A wrote a review Feb 2020
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We spent two nights here traveling the South Island on a bike tour. This beautiful, secluded property is surrounded by rainforest and is just a 4 mile hike from the Tasman Sea. Your stay includes guided nature walks, kayaks and optional paid activities daily. The rooms are comfortable, clean and upscale. The food was delicious.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Polybin wrote a review Feb 2020
Fareham, United Kingdom120 contributions84 helpful votes
A beautiful lodge set on the edge of lake Moeraki in a pristine protected rainforest valley Leading down to the Tasman Sea. There are several walks directly from the lodge through the forest and leading out to the deserted beach(s). The lodge provides guide notes to assist. There are also trips involving kayak and walking and guides (payable). We enjoyed both Gerrys font of knowledge and banter. It is well worth going on the late glowworm trip where, if you don’t get run over on the road, you’ll also see the stars unpolluted by light. The rooms are very comfortable with en-suite bath or shower Plus the usual facilities. Air con and heating in each. The inclusive breakfast and dinner are very good with a meat or fish main on offer at dinner and vegetarian options available. A
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Rick wrote a review Feb 2020
Hoboken, New Jersey6 contributions
A lodge atmosphere, nestled alongside a beautiful river in a temperate rainforest coupled with your own very personable Naturalist. Activities include kayaking, birding , hiking mixed w as much education regarding geology, ornithology, botany, astronomy, etc. as one would hope for. Anne and Gerry have created a wonderful place to relax, learn, and truly enjoy some earthly treasures. It was an enjoyable 3 days and a privilege to participate in Gerry’s eco tours. Loved our stay!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Lorna C wrote a review Feb 2020
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We arrived in torrential rain and received a wonderfully warm welcome (and large umbrella) then shown to a luxurious room overlooking the Moeraki river. It is set within a true wilderness of ancient woodland, so remote they generate their own electricity and filter their own water. It is hard to find words for such beauty and tranquillity. Everything was geared to explore and enjoy this wilderness with rain gear to borrow, a drying room, etc. The food was superb and the guided trips enthralling. Despite the rain and high winds we had a brilliant time here, my only regret was that we had only booked two nights. I would have like more.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Tony A wrote a review Feb 2020
99 contributions19 helpful votes
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Dr Gerry and his wife Anne run this place with passion. It’s comfortable with all of the usual facilities, spacious room and en-suite plus plenty of clothes storage. They also have self-laundry facilities on site too. Gerry does very educational and informal tours of the surrounding rain forest. The staff were friendly and attentive - and the restaurant was fine with good quality food presented nicely. The only negative here is the sandfly! They don’t bother you too much at the Lodge or in the rain forest, but watch out if you go to the beach! They bite and you’ll itch for many days.That said, we would still be keen to go back!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Salley J wrote a review Jan 2020
Brookhaven, Georgia42 contributions23 helpful votes
This is a beautiful lodge which truly seems in the Wilderness. The owners, Gerry and Anne, almost seem part of the family. There are lots of outdoor activities at the lodge all day, but is also a stopping point to travel to other adventures. Some of the activities are for a fee but they offer a couple of activities as a courtesy. It can be a very busy place with more than twenty rooms. The dinners are quite good although our party felt there could have been more seasoning on the food. The rooms are very comfortable and you can do laundry free! A definite plus for the active traveler.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Freedom538159 wrote a review Dec 2019
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My wife, 20 year old son, and I had an incredible stay at Wilderness Lodge at Lake Moeraki. It is located in the beautiful rugged west coast of New Zealand, adjacent to a lake and a short distance from the coast. We only had a few days to spend in New Zealand, and Wilderness Lodge offered us an intensive in a beautiful niche, particularly given our interest in the outdoors and ecology. This is a pricey place to stay, but it was nice not to worry about finding restaurants or activities. Beware the sandflies, which require bug repellant and closed doors. The service is welcoming and exceptional, and the food excellent. I highly recommend the kayak to the coast, the rock scramble hike to the coast, the glow worm, eel and forest ecology hikes, and any education opportunities with
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Julie P wrote a review Dec 2019
United Kingdom1791 contributions406 helpful votes
A fantastic place to stay if you want to experience both wilderness and wildlife. Breakfast and dinner included, which were very good and offered a choice. You can buy lunch as well. Each day there are a couple of free activities included such a feeding giant eels in the river and a glowworm walk. There are also a number of walks accessible from the lodge which take you down to a beach or through native forest, or you can kayak to nearby Lake Moeraki or do your own thing. The highlight however is the Fiordland penguin walk (in season) which is additional but well worth it. Equipment is provided where needed and there's laundry and drying facilities and plenty of parking. Gerry and Ann and the staff are very friendly and welcoming and the rooms are large and very comfortable
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Date of stay: November 2019
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stephen g wrote a review Dec 2019
NYC266 contributions135 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed here on our honeymoon with the sole intention of seeing some wild penguins along the coast. The lodge offers guided tours to see the penguins, or you can try your luck on the 45 minute hike to the sea. We decided to try our luck and was rewarded! Besides the penguins, we got to feed eels right at the rivers edge, get a guided view of the night sky and some glow worms along the side of the road at the same time. There was a wonderful afternoon kayak trip up the river and to the lake where we saw some black swans among other wonderful sights. Lastly we had the opportunity to learn about some of the human history of the area and the stone the area is famous for. Besides the amazing views and activities, the lodge offers a phenomenal menu at the restaurant
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Date of stay: October 2019
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N7238MOmaryb wrote a review Nov 2019
Yorketown25 contributions7 helpful votes
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Started off looking for an overnight stay around Haast, so we could enjoy the Haast Pass at our leisure the following day. Most advice we could find was to skip Haast - sand flies, expensive fuel & food etc. The Wilderness Lodge popped up as an option and I almost choked when I saw the price - so moved on pretty quick. Each time I went back to search, this Wilderness Lodge popped up. Eventually I noted from a review that the dinner and breakfast was included in the price. Checked the menu - looked pretty good, but still kept avoiding it. Still it would pop up, with great reviews. Finally started reading the web site. Noted that there are tours included in the price, walks in the rain forest, canoes available to guests - all included in the price. Started eating humble pie
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Date of stay: November 2019
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