Stonefly Lodge, New Zealand

Stonefly Lodge is situated on 150 acres of private forest just 50 minutes from Nelson. Stonefly has beautiful views and 5-star luxury accommodation.

Stonefly Lodge is ideally situated on the banks of the Motueka River between the confluence of the Wangapeka River and the confluence of the Baton River allowing guests immediate access to some of the best fly fishing in New Zealand.

Further afield, within an hour’s drive, guests can access dozens of top quality fly fishing streams and rivers within the Nelson Lakes and northern Murchison region. With the aid of a helicopter, dozens more fly fishing locations become available to guests.

The average size of brown trout in this region is about 4lbs to 5lbs with catches of 8lbs or more quite common. The chance of a trophy 10lb brown trout may only be a cast away.

The wide choice of rivers available from Stonefly 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.


The lodge is built from natural stone and timber acquired from the 150 acre property. The 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 can also be catered for.

Luxury accommodation is provided upstairs with four guest rooms all with spectacular views from private balconies overlooking the Motueka River and beyond to the Mt Arthur Range in Kahurangi National Park. All rooms have a super king-sized bed and are equipped with ensuite bathrooms, a writing desk, luggage storage, hairdryer, heated towel rails, and bath robes. Fine linen sheets, top quality duvets, handcrafted furniture, local New Zealand art, all add to the ambiance of the spectacular wilderness setting.

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More about Stonefly Lodge

Our view

One of the most comfortable lodges in New Zealand with a huge amount of rivers within easy striking distance.

Price guide

Land packages are from £2,000 for a 4-night stay.

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