Lake Brunner Kotuku Whakaoho walking tracks

Track category

Walking track


Bain Bay Track

Time: 2.5 hrs
Distance: 7.2 km return

The track starts at the boat launching site opposite the Lake Brunner Lodge at Mitchells.

It follows a boardwalk through wetlands and around the lake shore to a secluded camping and picnic area at Bain Bay. Parts of the track also pass through dense forest containing kahikatea, matai and rimu, and tall tree ferns.

Both track and boardwalk can be immersed and impassable when the lake level is high.

Lake Brunner view.
Lake Brunner view

Getting there

Drive 37 km inland to Moana from Greymouth along SH7 and turn off onto the Moana Inchbonnie Scenic Route. Alternatively Moana can be accessed from SH73 by turning right at Jacksons.

Places to stay

The township of Moana at the northern end of the lake provides a wide range of accommodation and services.

Plan and prepare


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Alerts for West Coast places


Reefton Visitor Centre i-SITE Information Centre
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