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  • Stonefly Lodge

Stonefly Lodge


Multi award-winning Stonefly Lodge provides luxury 5 star accommodation and dining on 150 acres of private forest on the banks of the Motueka River, only 50 minutes’ drive from Nelson.  

Architecturally designed and built from local stone and timber, the Lodge is centrally located between 3 spectacular National Parks  (Abel Tasman, Nelson Lakes and Kahurangi National Park) making the Lodge an ideal base from which to explore the region.  Activities from the Lodge include, fly fishing, sea kayaking, guided and unguided hiking tours, wine tasting, white water rafting, rock climbing, abseiling, horse riding tours, and exploring the many art and craft studios in the region.  

With a helipad at our doorstep, remote pristine destinations in the surrounding wilderness can become a reality.  

Four guest rooms are located upstairs complete with en suites, heated towel rails, and private balconies overlooking the river and scenic surrounding mountains. The total complex is powered by alternative energy sources built on site to reduce the project’s environmental footprint. The cuisine is designed around seasonally fresh produce from the extensive garden on site with homemade produce, local quality meats and fresh seasonal seafood.  Special diets are easily catered for. The Lodge has been designed with the discerning international traveler in mind, offering luxurious appointments and professional hospitality in a very private setting.

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Room Information

Four guest rooms are located upstairs complete with en suites, heated towel rails, and private balconies overlooking the river and scenic surrounding mountains.  Two rooms have shower only and two have shower and separate bath.  
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Things To Do

Complete with library, a snooker table, and the "Matai Bar", guests have the ideal setting to relax after an exciting days fly fishing or after exploring the numerous sites and attractions of the local region.
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Sample Itineraries

Stonefly Lodge can be included in any of our itineraries. Call a Swain Destinations Specialist today at 1-800-227-9246.





Price Guide

$ = Up to $100
$$ = $100 to $199
$$$ = $200 to $349
$$$$ = $350 to $599
$$$$$ = $600 +


Price per person, per night.