Nelson Lodge, New Zealand
+64 3 522 4479
Address:3256 Motueka Valley Highway
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Stonefly Lodge Introduction
Stonefly Lodge is situated on 150 acres of private forest only 50 minutes drive from Nelson, New Zealand. Our Nelson lodge is close to many fly fishing rivers in Nelson Lakes, Motueka, and Murchison.
Ideally located, Stonefly Lodge is only 50 minutes away from the world-famous Abel Tasman National Park - renowned for its golden beaches, sculptured granite cliffs and walking tracks. The lodge also provides easy access to the nearby Nelson Lakes and Kahurangi National Parks, offering access to world-class brown trout rivers, spectacular New Zealand scenery and wilderness activities.
Experience the complete accommodation and fishing package for any fly fishing enthusiast. We provide expert guiding and instruction for the novice or experienced fly fisherman.
Nelson also offers a wide variety of spectacular tours and activities for the non-fisherman, including hiking, wine tasting, kayaking and exploring New Zealand's recognised boutique arts and craft regions.
Our Nelson Lakes accommodation complex is powered by alternative energy sources built onsite to reduce the projects environmental footprint.
Nelson Lodge Accommodation
Architecturally designed and engineered, our Nelson lodge is built from natural stone and timber acquired from our 150-acre property.
Each of the four upstairs guest rooms is complete with:
- En suite bathroom
- Heated towel rails
- Private balconies with stunning views
Our Nelson Lakes accommodation has been designed to meet the needs of the most discerning traveller, yet provide home comforts with personalised hospitality from the experienced hosts.
Nelson Lodge Features
The interior of our Nelson Lakes lodge 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 made fresh 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 will have the ideal setting to relax after an exciting days fly fishing or after exploring the numerous sites and attractions of the local region. 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, before retiring to your accommodation.
Our Nelson lodge has been designed for entertainment and will be an ideal 'sole use' facility for private functions, weekend getaways or exclusive events.
Fly Fishing in Nelson
Stonefly Lodge offers guided fishing to visible New Zealand trout locations for an exhilarating fly fishing experience.
Average catch size of brown trout in the Nelson region is approximately three to four pounds. Six pounds plus is also quite common with the chance of a trophy ten-pound brown trout only a cast away.
We have a wide range of rivers in the Nelson region. Experience relatively gentle flowing, easy access rivers to more adventurous back country streams requiring more accurate casting and a suitable level of fitness.
Further afield, within an hours drive of our Nelson fly fishing lodge, guests can access dozens of quality fishing streams and rivers within the Nelson Lakes and northern Murchison region.
Access more remote fly fishing areas with the aid of the Stonefly Lodge helicopter. View spectacular scenery by air on the way into these remote locations on your heli-fishing experience.
Nelson Activities for Non-Fishing Guests
The location for our Nelson 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. The three major National Parks and the Nelson's regional wineries are all within an hours drive from Stonefly Lodge.
Abel Tasman National Park is admired for its golden sandy beaches, tranquil lagoons, fascinating rocky outcrops and beautiful, unmodified estuaries. Activities on offer from the lodge are: Guided sea kayaking, swim with the seals, boat cruise, guided coastal walks.
Nelson Lakes National Park (alpine) offers beech forest, valleys, isolated glacial lakes and craggy peaks, clear streams and home to native Bellbirds and Kaka among many others. Activities on offer from the lodge are: guided nature walks along the lake edge, and a boat cruise.
Kahurangi National Park (wilderness) is home to over half of New Zealand's 2,400 native plant species and offers diverse virgin forests, alpine flora, wild rivers and a wide array of landforms. Activities on offer from the lodge are: guided walk to Arthurs Hut offering spectacular views of the Tasman Bay and Nelson Region. A more gentle guided walk along the Flora Saddle offers beautiful beech forest scenery.
Activities we offer or can arrange are:
- Wine/art tours - fully guided personalised tour or self-drive
- Abel Tasman Kayak Tours
- Abel Tasman Boat Cruise
- Guided walks
- White water rafting
- Horse riding
- Abel Tasman scenic heli tour
- 'Lord of the Rings' heli tour
- His and Hers - fishing and pampering heli tour
- Cycling tours
- Golf - there are 5 country golf clubs within one hours drive from the lodge
- Quad bike tours and hunting tours can be arranged on request
Make Stonefly Lodge your accommodation base to explore the natural beauty of the Nelson Lakes and Abel Tasman regions.