Experience the West Coast and Southern Alps at Wilderness Lodges

If you’re looking to immerse yourself in nature and explore the wilderness of New Zealand, but still want that little bit of comfort and luxury, then we’ve got the perfect addition to your stack. Treat yourself to stylish accommodation, gourmet food and warm kiwi hospitality in New Zealand’s foremost wilderness lodges – the perfect getaway to unwind and reconnect with nature.

What are the best places to stay on South Island?

Combine the comforts of home with the excitement of adventure at New Zealand's two wilderness lodges! Relax in luxury rooms by night, and explore nature by day at Arthur's Pass Lodge or Lake Moeraki Lodge.

You can choose from two stunning locations – the ruggedly beautiful West Coast, home to scenic landscapes from untouched rainforests, lakes, rivers to golden sand beaches. Or, stay in the heart of the Southern Alps on a 6000 acre nature reserve, surrounded by snow-capped peaks and pristine glacier-fed rivers. Adventure in nature on your own or with expert guides, exploring breath taking mountain ranges, picturesque coastlines and getting up-close and personal with wildlife.

At Arthur’s Pass, stay in the luxury Alpine View lodges or Mountain View rooms, both providing amazing views and comfortable rooms fitted seamlessly with the surrounding landscape. Join naturalist or sheep farmer guides to explore the beauty of the Southern Alps, where you’ll traverse valleys, mountain lakes and see rare wildlife. Keep your head up for the star-lit skies, take relaxing hikes in beech forests, and kayak bright blue waters on their wilderness adventures.

Stay at Lake Moeraki Lodge, with views of the serene Moeraki River rapids or the lush West Coast rainforest. Experience the rare opportunity to see the Tawaki penguin in their natural habitat, which can only be seen in the southwest corner of New Zealand. Explore a natural paradise nearly unchanged for thousands of years, with glow-worms lighting up ancient rainforests, incredible river eco-systems and walks along the coastline to see the worlds smallest marine dolphin!

If any of this sounds like your cup of tea, then head to their website now and book your spot in one of their lodges for an unforgettable experience.

  • Rates depend on booking season:
    Arthur’s Pass
    *Low Season: per night from NZ$490 to NZ$810pp
    *High Season: per night from NZ$450 to NZ$645pp
    Lake Moeraki
    *Low Season: per night from NZ$450 to NZ$645pp
    *High Season: per night from NZ$490 to NZ$810pp
    *Low Season 15 December – 30 April, High Season 1 May – 30 September
  • See the rates section to see what’s included.
  • Guided activities are not included in accommodation price.
  • Detailed directions available on each lodge page.



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