They say that ‘trout die of old age’ at Lake Brunner. Moana is the lake’s only settlement; it’s also a train stop for the TranzAlpine.
Situated at the edge of Lake Brunner, Moana is a tiny settlement with a camping ground and a store. The Tranz Alpine railway (voted one of the top six train journeys in the world) stops here and guests can board or depart the train.
Fishing is a key attraction, Lake Brunner holds excellent stocks of wild brown trout and is open all year. It can be fished in almost any weather – boats are available for hire. There are several other lakes and more than 40 rivers or streams within an hour’s drive of Moana.
Other activities include swimming, jet boating, water skiing and there are some lovely scenic walks and cycling tracks.
There is a hotel, campground and holiday homes available for those wishing to stay in the area.
Just 5 minutes' walk from Cashmere Bay, Aldamere Lodge boasts free Wi-Fi, a hot tub and a shared guest lounge offering stunning lake views. All rooms offer garden views. Guests enjoy free use of kayaks and free on-site parking.
Situated on the northern shore of Lake Brunner, the pet-fri... (more)
ONE OF THE BEST CAMPERVAN PARKS YOU WILL FIND IN NZ.
Nestled at the foot of the great Southern Alps, you will find a haven of peace and tranquility. Our unique retreat is surrounded by breathtaking scenery with uninterrupted views of majestic snow-capped peaks, striking rainforest abund... (more)
Qualmark rated 5 Star; Enviro-Gold award.A world class camping experience. Idyllic setting in alpine rainforest ranges (courtesy umbrellas available), over 15 terraced acres, large sites all with magical views of the Taramakau River, valleys, snowcapped mountains, waterfall backdrop, nativ... (more)
Lake Brunner Accommodation and Golf Course is set on an 18-acre rural land with a 9-hole golf course. A 3-minute drive from central Moana, it boasts a scenic backdrop of the Southern Alps and the beautiful native forest. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi access, free use of golf equipment and free p... (more)
Well-appointed, fully self-contained & serviced timber motel cottages (sleep 1-6), individually situated in secluded settings. A lounge/kitchen and separate bedroom in each cottage provides comfort and relaxation. Nestled on 6 acres of native bush with birdsong and no neighbour noise. Suit... (more)
Hidden in the tranquil, rolling foothills overlooking the largest lake in the northwestern South Island, New Zealand.Our 100% New Zealand owned and operated Bed and Breakfast is easy to reach, yet impossible to beat, when it comes to natural beauty, seclusion and hospitality. The lodge is... (more)
Lake Brunner Motor Camp is situated overlooking the shores of Lake Brunner, on 5 acres of gently sloping lawns, with campsites in the native bush grottos. There are small cabins with single and double accommodation using the camp facilities.The camp shop has a good range of food supplies t... (more)
Lake Brunner Resort offers contemporary studios and apartments in the center of the township of Moana, just 25 minutes from Greymouth. Free parking is available.The modern studios and apartments are modern and well equipped. The studio is equipped with a kitchenette. The 2-story apartments... (more)
Lake Brunner is situated 37ks east of Greymouth 45 mins from Arthurs Pass over the viaduct. Moana Hotel & Apartments on Lake Brunner is a developing Hotel complex looking out over the beautiful Lake Brunner and surrounding mountains and native bush scenery. We are situated in a good area o... (more)
Join us for a special trip to the Castle Hill area, where we will explore the ins and outs of landscape photography.
Capture the meandering banks of the Waimakariri River or a sunset at the boulders of Castle Hill. ... more