Lake Brunner

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Lake Brunner

What you can expect

Known as the Premier Rainforest Lake in the country, Lake Brunner in the town of Moana in the West Coast is a beautiful destination to visit. Over the years it has grown to become a go-to destination for locals in surrounding areas and tourists looking to escape the over populated typical tourist destinations. Lake Brunner is a haven for avid anglers looking to get their wine wet as the lake is brimming with trout year round and is often referred to as the place where trout die of old age. However, it's not just fishing keeping visitors occupied, you can enjoy various watersports on the lake including kayaking, skiing and swimming. Other popular attractions in the area include glow worm grottos, cycling and walking trails, bird watching and the Tranz Alpine Train. Visiting Lake Brunner and Moana township should definitely be on your to-do list for either a simple day trip or for a few days.


What you need to know

  • Activities
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water sports
  • Golf
  • Walking trails Walking Tracks
  • Velenski Track: Easy 40 min return
  • Rakaitane Track: Easy 45 min loop
  • Lake Side Walk: Easy 60 min
  • Bain Bay Track: Easy 2 hrs
  • Arnold Dam Walkway: Moderate 45 min loop
  • Carew Falls Track: Moderate 1 hr return
  • Ara O Te Kinga Track: 1-7 hours
  • Mt French: Challenging 8 hours
  • Camp Creek Route: Moderate 8-10 hrs
  • Crooked Route: Experienced 6-8 hrs
Flourishing tourist destination
Friendly township
Kayaking, skiing and swimming
Year round fishing hot spot
Largest lake in South Island's northwest
Covers 40 squared km's
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