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Lake Brunner Lodge

1950 Kumara Inchbonnie Road | Westland, 7875, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I would think the Lake Brunner Lodge were a special place. Old world comfort and charm in an isolated setting surrounded by bush, over looking a lake full of trout and far from the madding crowd. All this hosted by friendly "kiwis". A five star hotel with marble bathrooms - no. The solidity of timber - yes. The food -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We recently stayed a night at Lake Brunner Lodge .....where we originally stayed on our honeymoon 45 years ago .... . Our host, Julie, was most welcoming and made us feel completely at home ... she cooked us a wonderful dinner of salmon and when we sank into the amazingly comfortable bed we slept soundly , to be awoken to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Stayed 10 nights in the Bach Feb 2014 with two mates for a quiet fishing adventure. If you want peace, tranquility, remote location, gorgeous views with inspiring walks, along with a lake full of 4-6 pound trout this is the place for you. Personal service and the managers couldn't do enough for us. Absolutely loved the place.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I beg any visitor to NZ or resident to come here and enjoy a part of NZ that is so beautiful. If you are searching for tranquility Lake Brunner Lodge is it. The surrounding area is just breathtaking and so unspoiled. The beautiful walk from the Lodge to Bains Bay and up to the waterfall behind the Lodge are truly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I recently stayed for a night at the lodge, it reminded me of a colonial house, inside was very welcoming, library poolroom, lounge, the views were spectacular, although the weather was kind, I understand it is under new management and this seems to be working. The food was mouth watering, our hosts were attentive, but in a very sensitive way.... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

There are very few times when everything comes together to make a trip perfect and so it was with my stay at Lake Brunner Lodge. The food, the rooms, the location, the fishing, the west coast weather (only one day of rain!!), the dogs , the walks and most importantly the attentive hospitality of the wonderful hosts David and Jackie.... More 

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Christchurch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Stayed for two nights over Easter. A great get away in a peaceful location in a beautiful building. Large comfortable rooms with views onto the lake, timber lined hallways, a well stocked library, two sitting rooms and verandahs to sit on and take in the view and chill out. With a short walk to the waterfall behind the lodge, or... More 

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

Me & my 7 year old stayed 1 night in July. Lovely lodge & great value at the winter rates. Nice room, en-suite & fantastic bed. Hosts were brilliant & didn't mind my boy rampaging around their kitchen and chasing the dogs around the property. Extensive library & good fire in lounge a bonus.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

We spent two nights at this beautifully remote lodge on the shores of Lake Brunner and had a most relaxing stay. The lodge has a very charming 1920s feel with it's elegantly proportioned, wood panelled rooms which are decorated with understated character. Our kind hosts David and Jackie welcomed us and went out of their way to ensure that we... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

Magic place for people looking for the must of the West Coast. Great sense of hospitality from our hosts David and Jackie. Superb accomodation. We spent 3 nights in the lodge at the end of january and we look forward to coming back next year. As fly fishermen, we were particularly interested by sharing our experience with David who is... More 

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