The multi award winning Stonefly Lodge is situated on 56 hectares of private forest on the banks of the Motueka River, only 50 minutes drive from Nelson. The luxury 5 star Lodge is centrally located between 3 spectacular National Parks (Abel Tasman, Nelson Lakes and Kahurangi National Park), making the Lodge an ideal base from which to explore the region.
Guided fly fishing in this region of New Zealand is world renowned for its abundance of spectacular fly fishing rivers. Stalking and casting dry flies to big wild brown trout in crystal clear water is a fly fisherman’s dream come true.The wide choice of rivers available fromStonefly Lodgeenables guests to experience the choice of relatively gentle flowing easy access rivers to more adventurous back country streams requiring more accurate casting and a suitable level of fitness.
Whilst the Lodge is surrounded by many rivers and streams accessible by a short 4WD excursion from the lodge, the lodge’s own helipad and the close proximity to Kahurangi National Park provides the opportunity for anglers to experience heli – fishing at it’s very best. Kahurangi National Park consists of 1 million acres of pristine wilderness with literally dozens and dozens of back country rivers and streams only accessible by helicopter or a 4 day hike in. Remote – like you’ve never experienced before.
Architecturally designed and engineered, the Lodge has been built from natural stone and timber acquired from the property. The total complex is powered by alternative energy sources built on site to reduce the projects environmental footprint. The Lodge interior focuses on the large stone double sided fireplace which provides the ambiance to the games room, dining room and sunroom. A large open kitchen adjoining the dining area offers the relaxed atmosphere where guest dine together, or private dining opportunities can also be catered for. Breakfasts can be served on the guest room private balcony. The cuisine is designed around seasonally fresh produce from the extensive garden with home made produce, local quality meats and fresh seasonal seafood. Special diets are easily catered for.
Complete with library, a snooker table, and the “Matai Bar,” guests have the ideal setting to relax after an exciting days fly fishing or after exploring the numerous sites and attractions of the local region. Four guest rooms are located upstairs complete with ensuites, heated towel rails, and private balconies overlooking the Motueka River and surrounding mountains. The upper landing area above the dining room provides a quiet secluded place to utilise our fly tying area and guest computer or just indulge in a game of chess or relax with a good book.
The team of fly fishing guides at Stonefly Lodge are all members of the NZ Professional Guides Associationand are hand selected for their vast experience of the local waters,their ability to stalk and spot trout, and their individual personality. Stonefly Lodge stocks a full range of quality waders, boots, rods, and reels for guest use.
Other activities from the Lodge include, sea kayaking, guided and unguided hiking tours, heli scenic tours, wine tasting, white water rafting, rock climbing, abseiling, horse riding tours, and exploring the many art and craft studios in the region.
Stonefly Lodge is the most highly accredited fly fishing lodge in New Zealand.
Contact: John Kerr
3256 Motueka Valley Hwy
RD2 Wakefield, NZ 7096