From hidden greenstone valleys, huge boulders tumble down. … The blueness of the icy rivers as they hurtle to the sea, The greenness of giant beech forests, that rise majestically. The rosy glow of mountain snow, when the sun sinks in the west, Bright starry nights without streetlights, the moon a silver crest.” “West Coast Memories” by Rod Morris
The West Coast of the South Island is like no other, with a stunning and unique landscape that changes dramatically in every direction. Majestic mountain ranges contrast with lush rain forest. Glassy lakes, towering waterfalls and pristine rivers rush, eager to meet the rugged Tasman Sea and its pristine, untouched beaches
With many hidden gems and secret spots, the West Coast is a spectacular stage to celebrate your love and commitment, create life long memories and begin the beautiful journey of creating your life together.
One particular locale that lies just off the beaten track is Moana. A small, picturesque village that calls the shores of stunning Lake Brunner home. Nestled at the base of the Southern Alps and surrounded by luxurious, native rain forest, Lake Brunner is a perfect setting for any occasion.
With so many dramatic and scenic spots there is no shortage of inspiration to find that striking backdrop for sharing your vows and capturing the special day.
Located 37 kms inland from Greymouth or a scenic 3 hour journey from Christchurch through Arthurs Pass and Otira Gorge; Lake Brunner is also serviced by the renowned Tranz Alpine Train service, which runs daily between the East and West Coast.
With a variety of venues on offer and the ability to cater for anything from extravagant occasions to intimate affairs, conservative guest lists to gatherings of epic proportions, indoor or outdoor events and much more.
Lake Brunner Lodge is hidden in the tranquil, rolling foothills overlooking Lake Brunner, nestled among some of the oldest Podocarp rain forest in the world. Lake Brunner Lodge is a classic wilderness retreat. The lodge is a respite from the real world, the ultimate escape from the chaos of everyday life.
A range of relaxing and private guests rooms surround the lodge’s vast hallways, each individually decorated to create a truly unique Kiwi experience. All rooms boast en-suite bathrooms with all the modern day luxuries. With the lounge, library and dining room all overlooking the lake, the lodge welcomes visitors to relax, read a book or get to know your fellow traveller, in complete comfort.
The Lake Brunner Country Motel & Holiday Park complex is a unique concept on 6 acres of landscaped grounds, with a scenic reserve as a back drop. The seven timber cottages contribute to a warm and relaxing ambience and are individually set in a village style setting for your comfort and enjoyment.
No neighbour noise, the individual and self contained cottages can sleep up to 6 people with bedroom, lounge, kitchen, bathroom and various bedding arrangements for families or groups, or choose a cottage specially designed for just a couple. Large verandas to sit out on and enjoy the country fresh air completes the scene for your enjoyment. Listen to the native bird song and explore our little corner of native forest where Tui, Bellbirds, Kereru (native pigeons), Shinning Cuckoo, Fantails, Warblers, Pukeko, Weka and numerous native birds frequent and make their home. Located in Moana Village, the Lake Brunner Hotel, studio suites & apartments sit on the original historic hotel site with the new modern accommodation directly behind, allowing guests easy access to reception and the “King Fisher” restaurant & bar.
All guests are treated to unparalleled views across the lake and the Southern Alps of New Zealand, with the hotel being located within the Moana Village. It is a short stroll to the Lake’s foreshore and two superb rainforest lake walks, one crossing the Kotuku Awa/Arnold river.
For further information on Lake Brunner, Moana go to golakebrunner.co.nz