I have just had another special night with Ann and Gerry in their spectacular rainforest. We had just had rain at last and the birds were celebrating all around. Thanks to careful management by DOC and advocacy by Gerry we have an incredible refuge on the mainland for our forest species and our precious penguins. In my room I felt right in the forest and woke to a beautiful dawn chorus which is normally only to be heard on our offshore islands. I am particulary impressed with the interpretive folders in each room especially those about the geography and geology. It is really hard to come by this information and it is very well presented here. Gerry's scientific approach to all the aspects of South Westland is much appreciated by those wanting more than just a relaxing stay. Having said that this place is just as welcome for anyone wanting a peaceful retreat with luxury thrown in. The rooms are lovely and the food excellent. our hosts and their helpers are very attentive and obligeing and couldn't be kinder.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki Hotel Lake Moeraki