Moana is a town that sits on the edge of Lake Brunner near Greymouth, West Coast.
The largest lake on the West Coast, next to the Moana township, is highly prized by Tangata Whenua and a mecca for year-round trout fishing. Some of our best days are in winter with crisp, clear days and uninterrupted views of the Southern Alps. Take your pick from a range of water activities – jet boating to yachting, swimming to kayaking, paddle boarding to just taking time to unwind the lake provides opportunities for all.
Famous for: Brown trout that die of old age.
When to come: Year round, book ahead in Summer if staying in a bach.
What you will experience: A lake that's awesome for jet boating, yachting, paddle boarding and fishing for brown trout.
Pack: Your togs (swimsuit), towel and sunscreen.
Locals tip: The TranzAlpine train stops at the lake side in Moana an dis a nice alternative to board the train to Christchurch a little later in the day.
Fun fact: Moana has a fascinating history of maori tribes that lived in the area.