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...
The location for the 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 which are the three major national parks...
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 fishermans dream come true...
Situated on 150 acres of private forest just 50 minutes from Nelson, Stonefly Lodge 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.
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.More
Stonefly Lodge provides the luxurious accommodation that you would expect from a 5 star retreat in the heart of Motueka Valley, between three of New Zealand's major National Parks - Abel Tasman, Nelson Lakes and Kahurangi. A wide range of nearby world renowned trout rivers and streams let guests enjoy any kind of fly fishing experience; from gentle, flowing, crystal clear waters to those more challenging in the backcountry streams.
Learn why Stonefly Lodge offers the best adventures in fly fishing in New Zealand.
A stay at Stonefly Lodge is a complete package, coupling luxury accommodation in New Zealand with the best outdoor experiences. Book a stay at Stonefly Lodge, enjoy fly fishing and other activities in the Motueka Wilderness and explore Abel Tasman with us, which is just 50 minutes away.
Make a reservation and enjoy the best experience fly fishing New Zealand offers.
Stonefly Lodge is proud to have been listed as one of the "Top 10 Ecolodges for Australia and New Zealand".
"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."
We spent three nights with John &Kate Kerr at their outstanding lodge, and cannot say enough about how extrordinary every aspect was! This intimate lodge offers world class luxury... Read More
Stayed 3 nights at the beginning of February 2014. The first day my husband went fly fishing with a guide and had a fabulous time. It was gloriously sunny and I wandered down... Read More
The Stonefly Lodge is one of the best fly fishing lodges I have ever visited. The setting is spectacular, looking down on the Motueka River. The lodge itself is luxurious... Read More
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.
"The most highly accredited Fly Fishing Lodge in New Zealand"