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Chicago
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Gerry and Ann are fabulous hosts with a great staff providing excellent food and service. Make sure you go on the nature hikes especially to Seal Beach with Gerry. Not for the faint of heart especially with the climb coming back.Gerry's knowledge and passion about the environment is unmatched and it comes through in everything he does as well as...

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Tawaki, Owner at Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki, responded to this review

Dear Trekrider2300, It means so much to us to hear you class your time with us a highlight of your New Zealand travels. We really couldn't ask for a better endorsement, so thank you! Kind wishes, Anne Saunders and Dr Gerry McSweeney Owner-Managers

Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago

We also stayed at Ann & Gerry's Arthur's Pass Lodge so had high expectations which they exceeded. The owners have been instrumental in saving thousands of acres of forest by showing that ecolodges are a sound investment, produce jobs and don't destroy the forests. Gerry gives an informative, entertaining talk on some evenings. Good hiking trails, well maintained and marked....

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Tawaki, Owner at Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki, responded to this review

Dear Happ415, Great to hear you had such a good time at both the Wilderness Lodges. It is nice to hear your appreciation of our philosophy that sensitive tourism can protect and educating about nature while also creating jobs in rural New Zealand. Kind wishes, Anne Saunders and Dr Gerry McSweeney Owner-Managers

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful lodge in the middle of the rain forest. It has numerous trails to hike and explore the immense tree canopy, numerous variety of ferns, and search for birds. Some of the trails lead to the Tasman Sea were you can observe penguins between the months of August and December. The lodge owners offer a number of...

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Tawaki, Owner at Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki, responded to this review

Dear Patricia, Thanks for your review, we do really appreciate it. We trust that the rest of your New Zealand travels were a success. Kind wishes, Anne Saunders and Dr Gerry McSweeney Owner-Managers

Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our stay at this lodge’s sister lodge at Arthur’s Pass very much, but we were blown away by our stay at this lodge, and all because of Gerry. He is SO knowledgeable, passionate, witty and hilarious…. We feel privileged to have spent this time with him. What Anne and Gerry have done for the preservation of this land,...

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Tawaki, Owner at Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki, responded to this review

Dear Shauna, Thanks for your comprehensive review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and and appreciate you taking the time to share it with the TripAdvisor community. Kind wishes, Anne Saunders and Dr Gerry McSweeney Owner-Managers

california
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't come here if you want to watch TV or use the internet. Do come here if you want to spend time in one of the most beautiful places in New Zealand exploring the area and learning from the lodge's owner who is a passionate environmentalist. The lodge sits right on beautiful Lake Moeraki. Tracks through the rainforest or to...

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Tawaki, Owner at Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki, responded to this review

Dear Caldreaming, Thanks for your review. We especially appreciate hearing how much you enjoyed the natural setting, our conservation philosophies and the guided nature activities. This is what really sets us apart. It is the reason we started the Wilderness Lodge in 1987, and the reason we are still here today! Kind wishes, Anne Saunders and Dr Gerry McSweeney Owner-Managers

N.Europe
Reviewed 1 week ago

The nice things are the location and sincere hospitality of the couple running the lodge. They even provide you with printed information on your onward journey. The drawbacks, admittedly part of the nature here, are the sand flies, which are plentiful and the rain, which is ample due to prevailing westerly winds. A friend, with whom we were travelling, wanted...

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Tawaki, Owner at Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki, responded to this review

Dear Sigyn, Thanks for your review. We also truly appreciate your constructive criticisms as these allow us to improve the service we offer our guests. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your overall Wilderness Lodge experience. Kind wishes, Anne Saunders and Dr Gerry McSweeney Owner-Managers

EnaLEnaL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing! We came in September for a quick two night stay and learned so much! The first is no TV is a great thing; there is so much to do outside there is no need, if it's raining there are games and books in your room and there is always the lounge to visit with others. The owners are so...

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Tawaki, Owner at Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki, responded to this review

Dear EnaLEnaL, Thanks for your enthusiastic review. It was a pleasure hosting you in September. Kind wishes, Anne Saunders and Dr Gerry McSweeney Owner-Managers

Michigan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed two nights. The staff was friendly, atmosphere relaxing, and lodging comfortable. The Internet is bad, but we could usually get Internet service in the lodge's living room. We took the evening walk with the host to see the glow worms, an short afternoon walk in the woods with the host, but the highlight was the four hour walk...

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Tawaki, Owner at Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki, responded to this review

Dear 495Barb, Thanks for your review. Glad you appreciated the lodge setting, our friendly team and the guided activities. Hope to see you back one day. Kind wishes, Anne Saunders and Dr Gerry McSweeney Owner-Managers

Durham, North Carolina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I liked this hotel. The self-guided walking tours are excellent with the guides explaining things quite well. Enjoyed a free walk with Gerry to see him feed the eels. The 4h paid walk to the beach was interesting, great views, fun walk through the creek and rain forest that I wouldn't otherwise have done, but it truly was a little...

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Tawaki, Owner at Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki, responded to this review

Dear LikeItActive, Thanks for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time and particularly the guided activities programme on offer. Kind wishes, Anne Saunders and Dr Gerry McSweeney Owner-Managers

chicago
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was my favorite place out of many on our trip. The rooms were very light-filled, large, clean, simply and elegantly appointed, with very comfortable beds. Homemade cookies and fruit were a very nice touch. The lodge building has several rooms for relaxing with welcoming fires, and a very interesting history. Go on the giant eel walk and if you...

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Tawaki, Owner at Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki, responded to this review

Dear Mary, Thanks for such a glowing endorsement. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us so much. Kind wishes, Anne & Gerry Owner-Managers

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Explore ancient protected rainforest and wild Tasman seacoast from the comfort of the Wilderness Lodge. A paradise for nature lovers in the heart of the 2.7 million hectare South West New Zealand 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: RM1,596 - RM2,076 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki 4.5*
Number of rooms: 28
Also Known As:
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“All the rooms are great”
 of 5 bubbles trekrider2300, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a river view room”
 of 5 bubbles patriciav140, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Loved the sound and view of the river from our River Room”
 of 5 bubbles 322shaunat, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you don't enjoy simple hikes through the rain forest and don't enjoy being outdoors, this may not be your place.”
 of 5 bubbles LikeItActive, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you can get a room facing the lake the view is lovely but all rooms have a nice view”
 of 5 bubbles mary612, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
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