Tourist Attraction

Lake Brunner Area

Brent Beadle’s Moana Trout Fishing Safaris
Guided Fishing Tours. Fishing for trout on the New Zealands West Coast of the South Island is a treat not to be missed. Brent Beadle is based at Moana. Brent is the longest serving local guide, 15 years in the area and he is a member of the N.Z. Professional Fishing Guides Assn.(NZPFGA).

Kotuku Pottery
Kotuku Pottery is situated just 3 kilometres from Moana on the Heritage Highway to Greymouth. A wide range of unique domestic and sculptural pieces are produced by hand then salt glazed and coal fired with West Coast coal. Salt glazed, coal fired, handcrafted pottery.

Walks in the Lake Brunner Area

Arnold Power Station Walk
Access: 7km towards Greymouth from Moana, starting at the Arnold Power Station.
Walking Time: 45 minute loop walk.
Level: Easy.
Features:This forest walk passes through the Arnold River Scenic Reserve and offers views of the Arnold River Power Station.

Lake Brunner Lakeside Walk
Access: From Moana township, cross the Arnold River Swing Bridge and turn left to beach.
Walking Time: 20 – 60 minute return.
Level: Easy.
Features: Spectacular views of the mountains and lake with mixed podocarp forest. Longer walk is more challenging, when the lake is low as there is no formed track.

Rakaitane Track
Access: Cross the Arnold River swing bridge and turn right onto track.
Walking Time: 45 minutes return.
Level: Easy.
Features: Wonderful views of the Arnold River, podocarp forest, punga fern areas and regenerating bush.

Velenski Walk
Access: Located on the northern edge of Lake Brunner, behind Moana township. The track has two entrances -from Taku Street in Moana township and 200 metres west of Moana Motor camp on Ahu Street (no parking available at this end).
Walking Time: 20 minutes, one way.
Level: Easy.
Features: Passing through a scenic reserve of mixed podocarp forest and offering lovely views over Lake Brunner. You can either walk back to the start via the streets (10-15 minutes) or return the way you came. If walking this track at night to see the glow worms, a torch is essential.

Bain Bay Track
Access: From Moana the road to Mitchells, at the southern end of the lake. Opposite the Lake Brunner Lodge turn right down a short road to the lake. Walking Time: 2 hours return.
Level: Easy.
Features: Across boardwalks and meandering through native bush. Magnificent views of the lake. Old relics of timber mills a secluded camping and picnic area with toilets is located at the Bain Bay.
Can also catch a water taxi from Moana.

Carew Falls Track
Access: From Moana take the road to Mitchells at the southern end of the lake. Sign posted approx 50 metres east of Lake Brunner Lodge.
Walking Time: 1 hour return
Level: Moderate
Features: Climbing gently on a well-formed track you travel through mixed podocarp forest. The track climbs more steeply as it leads you onto the rocks below the impressive Carew Falls.

Te Kinga
Access: Iveagh Bay, Lake Brunner.
Walking Time: 3 hours (return) to lookout, 6-7 hours return to top of Mt Te Kinga.
Level: Lookout moderate, to top fit and experienced.
Features: A tramping track leads from the picnic area to lookout points overlooking Iveagh Bay and surrounding landscape. From here there is a marked route that leads on up to the open tussock tops of Mt Te Kinga.

BLACKBALL – 20 minutes

Blackball Salami Company
Made the old fashioned way, by natural curing and wood smoking. The original and Venison salamis are 100visual lean.

Almost all their products are MSG and Gluten free, which make them available to the large coeliac community. Their range of Continental sausages are also preservative free!

They produce a complete variety of cooked sausages ready for the table and for a welcome taste addition to anti-pasta dishes.

Their black puddings are much in demand and made in a unique horse shoe shape as well as in a chubb form, each one a work of art. They also make a tasty white pudding made with port and leeks.

GREYMOUTH AREA – 30 minutes

Replica mining town -10 minute drive south of Greymouth.

Monteiths Brewery
Brewers to the World from the West Coast since 1868.

On yer bike 4WD bike adventures
Off road adventures for all ages. Set in a backdrop of lush West Coast rainforest near Greymouth, brace yourself for the New Zealand off road adventure.

Scenicland Helicopters
Taking you places other people only dream of seeing. Hidden Glaciers, Pancake Rocks and Paproa National Park.

PUNAKAIKI AREA – 55 minutes

Punakaiki is best known for its Pancake Rocks and Blowholes, both of which are spectacular and a must-see when visiting the West Coast.


Temple Basin Ski Area covers a great variety of terrain spread over four seperate basins. There are gentle slopes for complete beginners, adrenalin-pumping challenges for the expert, and everything in between. Three rope tows and one beginners fixed grip tow provide the lift.


Numerous walks begin at the edge of the highway and take you to amazing natural attractions. The Devil’s Punchbowl Falls, Bridal Veil Track, Historic Village Walk, Temple Basin and the Dobson Nature Walk are some of the recommended short walks. Full day walks include Cons Track, Avalanche Peak, Mount Aicken and Mount Bealey. You’ll probably meet the park’s most famous inhabitant – the kea, a comical alpine parrot famous for its inquisitive nature.

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