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Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at the lodge as part of our honeymoon and it is a highlight we will always remember. Gerry and Anne run the lodge which really is in the middle of nowhere. The setting is beautiful, the room very comfortable and the food delicious! There is satellite wifi but only available in the main building which is sufficient to... More 

1 Thank JAdamson_13
Hue, Vietnam
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two nights at the Lake Moeraki Wilderness Lodge. The setting was perfect with the accomodation complex surrounded by luxuriant rainforest and the Moeraki River in front of the dining room and lounges. Anne and Gerry were great hosts and we really enjoyed the guided activities that included walks to a nearby beach to watch Fiordland Crested Penguins emerge... More 

Thank taweiss
Long Beach, California
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gerry and Anne own and operate this exquisite and gorgeous lodge which feels as if it's sitting hidden in the midst of a jungle, when, in fact, it's only a few feet off the road. The rooms were immaculate and the dining room flawless in every way. The staff were super-friendly and went out of their way to be accomodating.... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found Wilderness Lodge by accident whilst researching the South Island of New Zealand. Our stay was a highlight of our holiday. Our room had a river view and was very comfortable. The added extras such as quality toiletries and fruit in the room were lovely touches. The sitting room and dining areas were well appointed with river views. The... More 

Thank sue582015
Washington, DC
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

The owners of the Wilderness Lodge could not be any friendlier. The free rainforest and glow worm walks were incredibly educational. Best of all, they have an exclusive fiordland crested penguin (paid) guided tour. The staff is personally invested in maintaining and promoting the nesting areas on this walk, removing obstacles for easier penguin access to the beach to allow... More 

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Los Angeles
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

My husband and I stayed for three nights at the Wilderness Lodge in September. The lodge had just reopened a week or two earlier and we shared it with just one other set of guests during our 3 nights there. The location is just amazing - the lodge and rooms sit at the side of the river. There are trails... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We chose Lake Moeraki Wilderness Lodge for our 30th wedding anniversary on 4 October and planned our entire trip around staying there for 2 memorable nights to celebrate our milestone. We experienced warm and professional service from the moment we emailed them in early 2016. Upon arrival we were treated to sublime service by the owners Gerry and Ann and... More 

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Picton, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 September 2016

My wife and I decided to shout ourselves for our birthdays. The accommodation was superb and we had the Lodge to ourselves for two nights and the undivided attention of the owners. Thanks to gourmet Chef Steve we enjoyed excellent meals. The highlight for me was seeing and photographing a Fiordland crested penguin as it came ashore in the evening.... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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121 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

What a perfect place. We didn't want to leave. The lodge is beautifully built in stunning surroundings. The rooms are spotless and feel like a home from home. The beds are extremely comfortable and perfect to rest your bones after a day out trekking or kayaking on one of the guided tours the lodge runs. We saw penguins, seals and... More 

1 Thank Alastair B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

What a fantastic place to experience pure undiluted nature. From kayaking on the lake or lagoon, forest walks to the river or sea, to sea coast walks - Lake Moeraki has it all. Anne and Gerry were great hosts and guides, happy to do anything for you. Scenery was fabulous but do take the insect repellent!

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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: RM1,589 - RM2,066 (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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“The rooms facing the Moeraki River are lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles taweiss, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The river view rooms have a beautiful view of the river and wildlife.”
 of 5 bubbles sue582015, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Pay extra and get a river view room.”
  • Sunset view from the River View Room.
 of 5 bubbles TripCrazyLA, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room looking over the river”
 of 5 bubbles Prunesquallor2015, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choose a River View room for best views”
 of 5 bubbles MoyraF, 24 Mar 2016 | Read review
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