Moana is a town that sits on the edge of Lake Brunner near Greymouth, West Coast.

Go for lunch at Lake Brunner Hotel or the Station House Cafe.

It is famous for: Brown trout that die of old age.

When to come: Year round.

What you will experience: A lake that's awesome for jet boating, yachting, paddle boarding and fishing for brown trout.

Pack: Your togs (swimsuit), towel and sunscreen.

Locals tip: The TranzAlpine train stops at the lake side in Moana and is a nice alternative to board the train to Christchurch a little later in the day.

Fun fact: Moana has a fascinating history of maori tribes that lived in the area.

There are a number of easy walks in the area.

10 Hikes Around Lake Brunner
While in the Lake Brunner area, go see an impressive waterfall! (Yes, another waterfall in New Zealand). This moderate walk gently climbs a mixed podocarp forest before continuing more steeply to the base of Carew Falls! Location: The track starts 50m from the Lake Brunner Lodge, Mitchells, on the southern end of the lake.

Lake Brunner/Moana - Day Trip From Hokitika
West Coast New Zealand - Lake Brunner
Take an adventure on Lake Brunner in West Coast New Zealand. Whether it's fishing, taking a day out with the kids, or heading out on the water by boat, there's something for everyone. Find out more about Lake Brunner on:

How To Get There

From Greymouth drive inland under the Cobden Bridge, follow the road until you turn right onto Arnold Valley Rd (signs for Moana/Christchurch/Lake Brunner Road/Lake Brunner Tourist Drive), turn onto Ahau Road to go into the Moana township and most popular lake side spots.

Lake Brunner/Moana - Day Trip From Hokitika

Lake Brunner/Moana - Day Trip From Hokitika
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