Stone Fly Lodge

Fish for: Brown Trout

Avail Seasons: October 1 – April 31

Location: New Zealand South Island

Recommended stay: 7 Days, 6 Nights

Accomodation: 5 Star Fly Fishing Lodge

Other activities: Bushwalking, Helicopter tours, Horse Riding, Kayaking, White Water Rafting, Wine tasting

Pricing: From $4,050 for 3 days 3 nights on a 2 per guide/room basis

Stonefly Lodge: An Angler’s Paradise in New Zealand


– Located on 56 hectares along the Motueka River, Stonefly Lodge is a dream destination for fly fishing enthusiasts.

– Wild Brown Trout abound in pristine rivers, offering an exceptional angling experience.

– Centrally located between Abel Tasman, Nelson Lakes, and Kahurangi National Parks, the lodge is an ideal base for exploration.

– Activities include fly fishing, sea kayaking, hiking, wine tasting, white water rafting, and more.

– The Lodge is architecturally designed, powered by alternative energy sources, and features a large stone fireplace.

– Guests enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, seasonal cuisine, and private balconies with stunning river and mountain views.

– Amenities include a library, snooker table, “Matai Bar,” and four guest rooms with ensuites.

– End of Season Specials in March and April offer significant savings for anglers seeking a unique and tranquil fishing experience.

Welcome to Stonefly Lodge: A Fly Fisherman’s Haven

Discover an angler’s paradise at Stonefly Lodge, nestled on 56 hectares of private forest along the pristine Motueka River, just a 50-minute drive from Nelson. Immerse yourself in a realm where fly fishing dreams come alive, with wild Brown Trout in untouched rivers, boasting an average size of 3-6 lbs and 10lb trophies not uncommon.

Explore, Fish, and Indulge:

Centrally located amid Abel Tasman, Nelson Lakes, and Kahurangi National Parks, Stonefly Lodge offers a perfect base for exploration. Dive into a range of activities, from fly fishing to sea kayaking, guided hiking tours, wine tasting, and more. The lodge is your gateway to adventure.

Architectural Marvel in Nature:

Designed and engineered with precision, the lodge blends natural stone and timber sourced from the property. Powered by on-site alternative energy sources, the complex minimizes its environmental impact. The interior revolves around a grand double-sided stone fireplace, setting the tone for the games room, dining area, and sunroom. Relish delicious cuisine crafted from seasonal produce, complemented by a garden-to-table ethos.

Your Oasis of Relaxation:

Stonefly Lodge offers a haven with a library, snooker table, and the “Matai Bar,” providing the ideal setting to unwind after a day of fly fishing or local exploration. Four guest rooms upstairs feature ensuites, heated towel rails, and private balconies with breathtaking views. The upper landing area offers a quiet space for fly tying, computer use, chess, or quiet reading.

Hosted by Experience:

Stonefly Lodge caters to the discerning traveler, ensuring personalized hospitality. Your hosts bring over 50 years of combined experience in tourism and hospitality to elevate your stay.

End of Season Specials: Unleash the Angler in You!

Experience unparalleled fly fishing during March and April along the Motueka River and its tributaries. Benefit from substantial savings during this period, with fewer anglers, stable weather, and access to deeper pools teeming with impressive fish—your opportunity for an unforgettable angling adventure.


• All meals and non-alcoholic refreshments
• Air-conditioned rooms
• Professional and qualified guides
• Top quality fishing equipment
• 4WD transfers to your chosen rivers


Prices exclude:

• Alcohol
• Air fares
• Ground transfers which can be organised for you

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