Green Journeys lodges are hosted by people passionate about their region and their environment. Many lodges are handcrafted labours of love, hewn from trees felled on the property or built entirely from reclaimed timber. Lodges such as Birds Ferry, on the west coast of the South Island, or Takou River Lodge in the Bay of Islands are self-sufficient, with magnificent vegetable gardens and eggs fresh from their own hens. The Wilderness Lodges at Arthur's Pass and Lake Moeraki are in a category of their own. They are family owned and hosted by passionate environmentalists and botanists. Both lodges are in unique wilderness settings, offering a rich selection of wildlife and botanical excursions as well as hiking, fishing and kayaking options. Conservationists, wilderness and wildlife lovers will enjoy destinations such as Stewart Island, the Catlins, Fiordland and the rugged West Coast of the South Island.