Lake Brunner/Moana - Day Trip From Hokitika
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.
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.