New Zealand
On the banks of the Motueka River...

Welcome to Stonefly Lodge & Villa

Just imagine: A choice of Luxury accommodation, fine cuisine, remote location central to three spectacular national parks and easy access to world renowned rivers, for some of New Zealand's best fly fishing experiences.

The Lodge

The Lodge & Villa

The Fly fishing Lodge is built from natural stone and timber just a stone’s throw from the Motueka River. The Exclusive Use Luxury Villa is set high on a hilltop above Stonefly Lodge with 360 degree views over the surrounding mountains and river below...

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Activities

Activities

The location for the Lodge and Villa 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...

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Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing

Nelson, New Zealand is world renowned for its spectacular fly fishing locations. Stalking and site casting to big wild brown trout in crystal clear water is a fly fisherman’s dream come true...

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Luxurious fly fishing accommodation choices in Nelson, Abel Tasman, New Zealand

Situated on 350 acres of private forest, and native bush just 50 minutes from Nelson, Stonefly Lodge and Villa offers the complete package for visitors from around the world looking to experience fly fishing in New Zealand. With beautiful views, 5 star luxury accommodation situated on the banks of the Motueka River, Stonefly Lodge offers the world-class stay that you deserve when fly fishing and exploring Abel Tasman and the surrounding landscape of the region.

A luxury lodge situated amongst breath-taking New Zealand landscape

An intimate and unforgettable stay, Stonefly is a luxury lodge in New Zealand's most idyllic region. Our four guest rooms come with everything from private ensuites to a spectacular view - there's nothing like immersing yourself in the wilderness of the Abel Tasman and Nelson Lakes at Stonefly Lodge. Your hosts, John and Kate Kerr, have over 50 years combined tourism and hospitality experience and enjoy sharing their dream lodge with visitors wanting professional, personalised service and the ability to explore and experience a very special part of New Zealand.

For those wanting Exclusive privacy whilst experiencing unparalleled luxury accommodation the Falcon Brae Villa is for you.

Your Hosts

Your Hosts

"After searching the South Island for 5 years, we found our piece of paradise! We have built the Lodge with a purpose, to entertain guests wanting to experience the many exciting activities this region has to offer.

Stonefly Lodge is also our home – we welcome you to stay.
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Trip of a Lifetime

Fly fishing has been my lifelong passion, and I’ve tried for nearly four decades to inspire some modicum of that passion in my wife, Vicky. She’s fished with me over the years, but generally as a neutral observer. Even a sultry June day when tarpon swarmed around my skiff left her indifferent. It seemed I was doomed to remain a fly-fishing bachelor—until January 2016, when Vicky and I traveled to New Zealand for a life-changing experience.
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Trip of a lifetime

"The most highly accredited Fly Fishing Lodge in New Zealand"

Luxury Lodges of New Zealand
Orvis
Awarded Five Flies For Excellence - The Best of New Zealand Fly Fishing
Qualmark Enviro Award
Tasman Nelson Award

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