Local Activities

Local Activities


Star Gazing

Enjoy the Amazing view above Lake Brunner with the clear unpolluted night skies.


Glow Worms

Glow Worms grottos accessible from the village.


 Moana Trout Fishing Safaris and Lake Tours

Full day, ½ day or 2 hours experience.

Fishing for trout on New Zealand's West Coast of the South Island is a treat not to be missed. Lake Brunner holds excellent stocks of wild brown trout averaging 4 pounds and the area is virtually uncrowded for most of the season, in fact, most of the time you won't see another fisherman.

Please contact West Coast Travel Centre info@westcoasttravel.co.nz or phone 03 768 7080 for more information and your booking!


Kotuku Pottery

A special place to visit, we make all the pottery by hand from mugs to sculptures. Come and view the studio and workshop, we look forward to showing you around.

Hand crafted by Ian Dalzell and Sue Pidgeon. Salt glazed and coal fired – just 2 minutes from Lake Brunner.

Email: kotuku.pottery@xtra.co.nz or phone 03 738 0082 for more information and your booking!


Kaiata Golf Club

Welcome to the Greymouth Golf Club. We have a picturesque, well-presented 18 hole course situated just 5 kilometres from Greymouth. Visitors are most welcome.

Visit our website:  www.greymouthgolfclub.com

Email: greygolfsec@yahoo.co.nz or phone 03 768 5332 for more information and your booking!


Explore West Coast

Explore West Coast scenic tours offers a professional, quality tour service around the West Coast of the South Island. We offer a range of unique and scenic tours giving you a chance to explore the untamed natural wilderness of the West Coast region. Scenic tours of Punakaiki, Lake Brunner, Hokitika Gorge and the Glaciers are available. Along with Heritage, Wildlife and tailored tours to suit your interests. With over 20 years experience in the visitor market and tourism industry our team are committed to giving you the a memorable experience.

 Explore the Untamed, Natural, Wilderness at the Heart of the West Coast with the local experts!!

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Shantytown Heritage Park is a village constructed and opened in the early 1970s it consists of 30 re-created historic buildings, born out of the desire of the Greymouth community to preserve the West Coast Goldmining history. Over the years they have gifted a collection of thousands of artefacts. Shantytown has lots to offer including a Stream Train ride, Gold panning, Chinatown, short walks and also King Dick’s café to enjoy a lovely lunch or snack why you explore the history.

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Monteith’s Brewery

Monteith’s Brewery is a local brewery something of a New Zealand legend, they offer a brewery experience and guide you through the traditions and heritage of brewing establish. You will experience the taste of the ever changing and innovative brews; some of which are exclusively produced and sold at the Monteith’s Brewing Company.

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West Coast Treetop Walk

West Coast Treetop Walk is an exhilarating treetop adventure among temperate rainforest giants. Experience life with the birds high in the ancient Rimu and Kamahi tree canopy. Easy access for all to enjoy along a steel platform 20 metres high and over 450 metres long.

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West Coast Wilderness Trail

The West Coast Wilderness Trail is much more than just a bike trail…….The West Coast Wilderness Trail is a journey through some of New Zealand’s most diverse and beautiful scenery. But it is not the scenery that is remarkable, the trail takes you through a land rich with history and heroic stories of the achievements and the hardships endured by those who first settled here and those that followed in their footsteps. 

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On Yer Bike

 Situated in Greymouth on the West Coast of New Zealand, we are an off-road adventure company offering fully-guided adventures on Quad Bikes (4-wheelers), one and two seater buggies and hagglunds (ex military personnel carriers). We can cater for individuals, couples, groups and children.

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See what others have to say about us...

Great views across the lake

Great views across the lake. Big unit. Had everything we needed even a dishwasher. We didn't use the hotel bar or restaurant but it was great to know the option was there if we didn't feel like cooking. One of the better set-ups we experienced on our South Island driving holiday. We would stay again.

Awesome place to stay when visiting Lake Brunner

The staff were very helpful and they provided an excellent service. We ordered out meal which was delivered to our room at the time requested, a very lovely meal. The room was clean and comfortable with all that we required for our stay. Ill be very happy to return. Thank you Hotel Lake Brunner.

Your hub for staying in Lake Brunner

Comfortable and cosy room in the heart of lake Brunner. The pub and restaurant which is only metres always provides frosty brews and delicious meals. A must stay for anyone passing by!

No rain but shower was perfect

The shower would be the best we have ever used in 50 years of motels. Such soft water and plenty of pressure. would go back just to use it Great view over the lake. Layout nice. Bar and restaurant was so close, nice staff friendly and informative. Booked a trip on a sightseeing boat while in the bar. who said booze and business don't mix.? Had a coffee in the station house cafe. next time stay longer and have a meal there as well.

A lovely setting

This room was all about the view. The end of the room facing the lake was all glass and so it was like a massive T.V. screen with the lake-cam on all the time. Brilliant.

Amazing views

Lots of amazing walks on your doorstep, lake is great for fishing and water sports, Greymouth, Hokitika, and Arthurs Pass are all close

Lovely view of the lake and mountain from our room. Very comfortable beds with lots of space in our room, great location just a short stroll to the edge of the lake and two great restaurants less that 5 minutes walk 

by Niki on Expedia

Great apartment with amazing views

It was quite a pleasant surprise to come across this hotel. I wish I had a couple of extra days there. The hotel bar and restaurant were really buzzing. A great little place to stay for more than just one night. Highly recommend it.

by Anna on Expedia