Hotel Lake Brunner is a unique heritage lodge built in 1930 and recently renovated to become one of New Zealand’s premier boutique lodges. Set on 5,500 hectares of privately owned land, encompassing some of the oldest Podocarp rainforest in the world, Lake Brunner Lodge is a classic wilderness retreat, and offers guests luxurious accommodation amidst breathtaking scenery. Meals at the lodge are of an equally high standard, with the focus being on local produce, including wild venison, the obligatory New Zealand lamb, and fresh seafood from the rich waters of the west coast. Exploring the Lake Brunner area itself is a daunting task, simple because of the sheer number of attractions in the immediate area, from world-class trout fishing to helicopter rides or guided bush-walks. Friendly, well-informed staff are always on hand to offer local knowledge, suggested tours, and expert advice.