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Lake Brunner Lodge

Lake Brunner Lodge

Lake Brunner Lodge, with its wonderfully warm heritage style ambience is the most gracious and renowned luxury lodge on the West Coast. It provides excellent lakefront accommodation and cuisine for anglers and others exploring the nearby National Parks.

Lake Brunner Lodge is a world-class anglers' heaven. Spend your day’s hunting wild and wily trophy brown trout with Lake Brunner Lodge Guides.


Lake Brunner Lodge



Contact details

Phone: +64 3 738 0163
Fax +64 3 7380173

Email: lodge@lakebrunner.co.nz

Web: www.lakebrunner.co.nz

Please mention nzfishing.com when you make an enquiry or booking.

Local fishing waters

Lake Brunner

Orangipuku  River

Bruce Creek

Crooked River

Poerua River

Lake Poerua

Arnold River



Lake Brunner Lodge is marked on the Lake Brunner map.

It is two and half hours drive West from Christchurch, and fifty minutes drive from Greymouth or Hokitika. TranzAlpine Scenic train transfers are also available.

The Lodge

Established in 1868, rebuilt in the 1930s and refurbished in 2005, Lake Brunner Lodge boasts the classic architecture of yesteryear with the comforts and furnishings of today. It offers:

  • Absolute tranquility
  • Warm hospitality
  • Amazing lake views
  • Eight serviced luxury rooms, double or twin share
  • A choice of lake view or courtyard rooms
  • Divine cuisine using the best of fresh local produce including venison, lamb, whitebait and other locally caught seafood
  • Meals arranged to suit particular dietary requirements
  • Tours and activities arranged for individuals or groups
  • Transfers available including meeting the TranzAlpine scenic rail train at Jacksons on its daily return trip from Christchurch to Greymouth
  • Exclusive group bookings can be made
Guided trout fishing

Lake Brunner Lodge Guides are competent experienced New Zealand professionals, who know precisely what they are doing and do it well. The Lodge is committed to ‘catch and release’ to protect this precious resource for future generations.

Lake Brunner Lodge Guides offer:

  • Fly fishing - dry fly in a spring creek or stream or nymph fishing in a river
  • Spin fishing
  • Helicopter fly-ins to wilderness rivers
  • Boat fishing


Other activities

Other activities you can undertake from Lake Brunner Lodge include:

  • Scenic helicopter flights
  • Lake cruising
  • A mystical wander on one of two beautiful Department of Conservation tracks beginning at the Lodge
  • Explore the two nearby National Parks; Arthurs Pass with its tenacious alpine beauty, and Paparoa famous for its karst limestone and luxuriant seaside vegetation..
Indicative tariffs
as at 1 Feb 2015

Please enquire about prices for your stay.


Please phone or email to make a booking, or use the online form at the Lake Brunner Lodge website.

A 25% deposit is required to secure a reservation and this may be by credit card guarantee.

Cancellation policy The 25% deposit is non-refundable in the event of a cancellation within 30 days of arrival. Full payment is non-refundable for cancellation within seven days. (This is as per the standard policy of the NZ Lodge Association.)

From Greymouth or Hokitika (50 minutes)

1. Take Route 6 and head towards Kumara Junction which is between Greymouth and Hokitika.

2. At Kumara Junction take Route 73 toward Arthur’s Pass/Christchurch.

3. Go 7 kms to the town of Kumara and at the end of the town take the left turn where signposted to Mitchells.

4. Follow this road for 9 kms until the next signpost to Mitchells, turn left and cross over a bridge; the road then turns to gravel.

5. Follow the road for 12 kms until the lake comes into view.

6. Watch for the Lodge on the right hand side of the road.

7. Turn right into Lake Brunner Lodge and follow the driveway to reception.

From Arthur's Pass (about an hour)

1. Continue west through Otira and on to Jacksons tavern on the left.
2. Pass Jacksons tavern and turn right towards Lake Brunner crossing the Taramakau River (by Sir Stanley Gooseman Bridge.)
3. Continue straight along this road for 16 kms.
4. Eventually it becomes a gravel/dirt road; continue for a further 5 kms.
5. Pass the sign for Mitchells and cross the single lane bridge.
6. Turn left into Lake Brunner Lodge and follow the driveway to reception.




Lake Brunner Lodge



Bedroom Lakeview





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