Wild at Heart
Hours from anywhere, Wilderness Lodge (wildernesslodge.co.nz/newzealand) is situated on the banks of Lake Moeraki, in the heart of the South Island's World Heritage-listed Te Wahipounamu area. It's wilderness accommodation with all the comforts you require, including spa baths and private decks. You can walk on the beach, soak up the stillness of the lake, or enjoy guided tours of the ancient forests that surround the site. There's also a restaurant on site with an outlook as good as the food.