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

The Lodge

Stonefly Lodge luxury accommodation is perfect for that weekend getaway or private function in Abel Tasman, Nelson, New Zealand. 

Architecturally designed and engineered, the Lodge is built from natural stone and timber acquired from the 150 acre property. Stonefly Lodge is designed to meet the needs of the most discerning traveller and yet provide home comforts with personalised hospitality from the experienced hosts.

This multi-award winning lodge has been recognised for excellence in its environmental sensitive development and environmental sustainability. The total complex is powered by alternative energy sources built on-site to reduce the project's environmental footprint.

The Lodge 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 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. Four guest rooms are located upstairs complete with ensuites, heated towel rails, and private balconies overlooking the Motueka River and surrounding mountains.

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.

The lodge has been designed for entertainment and will be an ideal “sole use” facility for private functions, weekend getaways or exclusive events.

"No better place in New Zealand – fantastic, we'll be back"
Max & Cathy Crozier, Australia



The atmosphere of the lodge focuses around the entertainment and dining experiences of the guests. Dean, our chef has extensive international experience and enjoys passing on some of his secrets to guests as they sit with a wine at the kitchen bench watching the evening meal develop.  Why not join in on a private cooking class?

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Award winning Eco Sensitive Lodge

Stonefly Lodge was designed and built with the environment in mind. The lodge is totally self sufficient in power, water, waste and the build has left a very low environmental footprint. "Stonefly Lodge has been listed in the top 10 Ecolodges for Australia and New Zealand.

Read more about our environmental awards

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

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

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