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Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Wonderful experience of rain forest meets the coast in this secluded location. Very quiet and plenty of activities to join. We very much enjoyed the guided walk around the lake and would also recommend the walk to Munroe beach. We have never stayed anywhere like this and did not feel pressurised to participate in activities beyond our ability. Would definitely...

1Thank IanP14216
Scarborough, New York
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Very nice facility in a remote location. We enjoyed the kayaking and beach and forest walks. Limited menu but good food and wine and excellent service. The owner was on property and give some interesting talks and local insights on a short tour of the property. The buildings look pretty basic from the outside but the rooms are large and...

Thank mazzillp
Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

This lodge is fantastic in every way. The rooms are excellent as is the food. The service and hospitality generally is outstanding. We went on a couple of yours with Jerry. His knowledge and relaxed manner made this a very enjoyable experience. Finally the setting is truly beautiful.

Thank christR6930UK
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

Jerry is an excellent resource of the rain forest and Aaron took us kayaking observing a tree hosting over 100 symbiotic plant species as well as fresh water eels. Bring the Deet and rain gear. The property is about 45 minutes south of Fox glacier.

Thank ericCalif
Spokane, Washington
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Everything about this lodge - the food (delicious), the dining area seating arrangement (make new friends), the bedrooms, the grounds, the lake and river and the forest that surrounds it all - spectacular! The staff were great and hospitable and the chances to learn about the flora and fauna of there area were true highlights of this trip.

Thank Mike_Sacco
San Diego, California
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki is an exceptional place to stay. It's close to the river, as well as the ocean, and offers fun things to do no matter if it is pouring rain, (which it did while we were there), or when the sun is shining, (which it did also). The owners, Anne and Dr. Gerry McSweeny have worked hard...

Thank NickiG555
Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

This Lodge is one of the best places I've ever been. The team and stuff is very friendly. You will not miss Internet or TV a second a day. Free tours are very nice. But payed tour with Gerry was really worth it's money. The lake is very nice for kajaking and the rainforest is just beautiful! Not cheap, but...

Thank Sascha E
Reviewed 7 December 2015

Luxury eco resort with beautiful rooms, top food and service. Lounge with fireplace and beautiful books was cosy and relaxing on a grey day. Kayaking on the lake in the mist was really pretty - wished we could have ridden the river rapids. Walk out to the beach (30 mins) through the ferny forest to see seals and if you're...

Thank Ros H
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Anne and Gerry looked after us so well. Everything was just brilliant. The food, the room and all the guided activities. My main aim here was to see the Fiordland Penguin and so we booked the 3 night Spring special package. Gerry took us down to a secret location and we spent 2 hours with the penguins. A truly magical...

Thank TrevorMP
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 8 November 2015

My husband and I recently stayed at the Lake Wilderness Lodge. This had come highly recommended by our travel agent but I was unprepared for the amazing experience of seeing (really seeing with Gerry's help) the tropical rain forests, beaches and Fiordland Yellow Crested penguins (we saw 11!). The rooms were nice with incredible views and the food was good,...

Thank RhondaL98122

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki

Address: State Highway 6 | 30 km north of Haast, Lake Moeraki, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7842, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Lake Moeraki
Price Range: €326 - €425 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki 4.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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“Any room! All lead to your experience, inside and outdoors!”
cyndy2013, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I would suggest a River View room for a beautiful view out over the lake.”
MoyraF, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“River view suites are beautiful with lovely deck”
NZholidaymaker, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rainforest room had a lovely view however the rooms aren't luxurious but are spacious, clean and comfortable with toiletries provided.”
samoruk65, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are great”
trekrider2300, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
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