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For the keen ornithologist, a visit to Haast undoubtedly offers new species to tick off your list: fantail, tui, bellbird, grey warbler and the elusive kiwi are some of the many breeds of bird one may find in this coastal district.

Lake MoerakiNestled in the abundant lowland forests in the South West New Zealand National Heritage site, Haast is placed amongst some of the country’s most dramatic and distinctive flora and fauna. Just north of Haast, Lake Moeraki is a fabulous fishing lake enclosed by a pristine, virgin rainforest.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Haast & Lake Moeraki

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Haast & Lake Moeraki, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Haast & Lake Moeraki

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    Places near Haast & Lake Moeraki

    Accommodation choices for Haast & Lake Moeraki

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Haast & Lake Moeraki. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Rainforest Room, Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki

      Lake Moeraki Wilderness Lodge

      First Class

      Perfect for nature lovers, Lake Moeraki Wilderness Lodge is a charming eco-lodge that offers a wide range of outdoor activities.