Moana & Lake Brunner

Set amidst a remote mountain paradise, midway between Arthur's Pass and Greymouth, Moana is home to the idyllic Lake Brunner and Arnold River valley.

A scene from the banks of Lake Brunner in Moana, New Zealand

Lake Brunner in the Summer


Discover Moana & Lake Brunner

The quaint fishing town of Moana is located on the bank of the magnificent Lake Brunner, midway between Arthur's Pass and Greymouth.

This region is stunningly beautiful and Moana is a perfect stop for a picnic and a couple of hours walking before returning to Christchurch on the afternoon TranzAlpine.

Alternatively, stop a couple of days and really unwind in this idyllic retreat.

To find accommodation, try visiting the Explore West Coast website.



Explore West Coast Package Tours


Explore the West Coast with a Lake Brunner and Brunner Mine Site tour

Explore Lake Brunner and
Brunner Mine Site Tour

Enjoy a boat cruise on around Lake Brunner taking in the surrounding township and wildlife and hear stories of the Maori occupation of the land the milling of native trees. Then visit the Brunner Mine Site, a heritage site that dates back to the 1860’s and cross the Brunner suspension footbridge which spans the Grey River, linking both sides of the mine site.


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Please note: This trip is organised by Explore West Coast, but is only available when you book a TranzAlpine train journey. You'll need your TranzAlpine booking reference on hand when booking your tour.


Got a question?

If you have any questions regarding the tours or accommodations please contact Explore West Coast directly. Their contact details are:


Greymouth Train Station

Phone: +64 3 768 7080 or, call free within New Zealand 0800 GREYMOUTH.


Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays:

Summer 1st December to 30th April – 9.00am-5.00pm
Winter 1st May to 30th November – 10.00am-4.00pm



Explorer West Coast: Terms & Conditions

These Terms and Conditions are for Tours only and do not apply to your TranzAlpine train journey.

  • Please report 15 minutes prior to tour departure time.
  • If you need to amend or cancel the tour, please contact Explore West Coast without delay.
  • Tour cancellation fee of 10% will apply. 
  • Tour cancellation within 24 hours of the tour departure time will result in 100% cancellation fee.
  • If your tour is affected by train disruptions or weather events, you will be offered a change of date or full refund.  
  • Tour Terms and Conditions are subject to change without notice.