Stonefly Fishing Lodge on the south island of New Zealand is offering the 5th night for free if you choose to stay 4 nights! The location for the Lodge was chosen not only because of the unique river setting but because of its central position in relation to the main attractions of the wider region which are the three major national parks, and Nelson’s regional wineries all within an hour’s drive from the lodge.
This region repeatedly records the most sunshine hours of all of New Zealand, combined with the crystal clear waters and dozens of rivers and streams to choose from, the guided fly fishing experience offered from Stonefly Fishing Lodge can be most memorable. Average catch size of brown trout in this region is approx 4lb-5lb, with catches of 8lb plus quite common and the chance of a trophy 10lb brown trout may only be a cast away.
The wide choice of rivers available from Stonefly Fishing Lodge enables guests to experience relatively gentle flowing easy access rivers to more adventurous back country streams requiring more accurate casting and a suitable level of fitness. The location also allows a wide choice of rivers from different catchment systems enabling the fly fishing guides to pick the most appropriate fly fishing destination according to the various flow rates at a particular time of year.
Luxury accommodation is provided up stairs with 4 guest rooms all with spectacular views from private balconies overlooking the Motueka River and beyond to the Mt Arthur Range in Kahurangi National Park. Fine linen sheets, top quality duvets, hand crafted furniture, local New Zealand art, all add to the ambiance of the spectacular wilderness setting. All rooms are equipped with private ensuites, writing desk, luggage storage, hairdryer, heated towel rails, and bath robes.
There are two guest rooms in each of the two wings of the building enabling the rooms to be quite remote from the main activities area on the ground floor. All guest rooms, and the entire lodge, has wireless connection and the lodge offers an i-pad for use in the guest rooms for in-house entertainment if required. Each room has a super king bed that can split to two singles, allowing the lodge to accommodate 4 couples or 8 singles at a time.
Breakfast can be served on the guest room private balconies if required. Relax after an enjoyable day exploring one of the National Parks and indulge in a private massage in your room by one of our local massage therapists / beauticians.
How to Get There
Your end airport will be Nelson Airport (NSN) with most connecting flights through Auckland. By road, access to Stonefly Lodge’s luxury accommodations is only a 50-minute drive through the scenic Moutere Hills from Nelson. The Moutere Hills are home to many vineyards, orchards and country farms. Lodge representatives will meet you at the Nelson airport.