Stonefly Lodge

Located only 50 min drive from Nelson, close to Abel Tasman, overlooking the Motueka River, the exclusive, award winning, luxury lodge is built from local stone and timber on a private forest.

30 rivers within 1 hr


  • Highly accredited New Zealand fly fishing lodge
  • Located at the edge of Kahurangi National Park
  • ORVIS endorsed fishing lodge


Best time of year to fish

Oct - Apr

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  • Qualmark: Luxury Lodge
  • Qualmark: Enviro-Gold


Only 50 minutes drive from Nelson, overlooking the Motueka River, centrally located between three of New Zealand’s great National Parks. Situated within an exclusive private forest and built from local stone and timber, Stonefly Lodge offers an exceptional luxury experience for the discerning traveler.

We offer the complete package for any fly fishing enthusiast, providing expert guiding and instruction for the novice or experienced fly fisherman. The region also offers a wide variety of spectacular tours from hiking, wine tasting, kayaking, & exploring one of New Zealand's recognised boutique arts and craft regions.
With four guest rooms, with ensuites the lodge can also be reserved exclusively for private functions – fully catered.


Our rates are in NZ dollars and include accommodation, daily breakfast, pre-dinner canapes and a three course dinner (GST 15% Inclusive).

A minimum stay of two nights accommodation applies. Pricing based on per person, per night.

High Season (Oct - Apr) Low season (May - Sep)
Double $550 $450
Single $750 $600

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Book a guided trout fishing experience

  • Local guides with extensive knowledge of nearby rivers and streams
  • Years of experience
  • Members of the New Zealand Professional Guides Association (NZPGA)

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Physical address

Stonefly Lodge, 3254 Motueka Valley Highway, Upper Moutere, Nelson, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Opening in October 2009. 24 hours, 7 days.
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

  • Dinner
  • Internet (Public Use)
  • Licensed Bar
  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box at Reception
Proximity to airport:
75km to nelson Airport
Proximity to coach terminal:
75km to Nelson terminal
Proximity to town:
75km from nelson
Number of rooms:

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