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3256 Motueka Valley Highway Abel Tasman / Nelson, Motueka 7096 New Zealand
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#3 of 20 Speciality lodging in Motueka
Stonefly Lodge is situated on 150 acres of private forest on the banks of the Motueka River, only 50 minutes drive from Nelson. Built from local stone and timber the lodge is centrally located between 3 National Parks offering the complete package for the fly fishing enthusiast or a wide variety of spectacular tours from hiking, wine tasting, kayaking and exploring the many art and craft studios in the region.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Game room
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Bar / lounge
Special diet menus
Horseback riding
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
iPod docking station
Extra long beds
Complimentary toiletries
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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3256 Motueka Valley Highway Abel Tasman / Nelson, Motueka 7096 New Zealand
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Christchurch Intl Airport244 kmSee all flights
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Cmaj wrote a review Mar 2021
Wellington, New Zealand1 contribution
Thanks John and Kate for making our weekend with you so enjoyable and relaxing! We had an amazing time and felt so welcome and at home at Stonefly lodge. You are wonderful hosts and are the custodians of a beautiful corner of our country.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Denis M wrote a review Feb 2020
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My friend Martin and I stayed at Stonefly for 5 days in January 2020. The litany of five star reviews below are very well founded. As someone with a background at the very top of the service industry, I am only too well aware that excellence does not come about by accident. No detail was left unchecked and all this in a quite jaw dropping setting. Food? If I were sitting in any Michelin starred restaurant anywhere worldwide, I would have been delighted with what was put in front of me.... Three triple A chefs who worked hard to produce food of the very highest order. Super, super nice staff across the board...and owners John and Kate who oversaw all marvellously. Faultless. Best wishes guys...from Denis Mann here in daily London!!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Sandy e wrote a review Feb 2020
Port Clinton, Ohio8 contributions1 helpful vote
We arrived and was greeted by Kate. My jaw was not up off the floor for awhile. The rooms are breath taking. The view was everything that we looked forward to. John we met later at cocktails with the other guests. What a place. The food oh my the chefs out do themselves constantly Even for me being gluten free. They set up fly fishing for us the next morning with Richard. What a patient man we learned so much. The finally day of fly fishing we helicop out. What a day. 10 fish total. Richard you are great. JOHN and KATE keep going we will remember this for ever.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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MSmith wrote a review Dec 2019
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I had the profound privilege to travel this month for the first time to New Zealand's Stonefly Lodge for seven December days of fly fishing before Christmas. Simply put, my trip was nothing short of spectacular and surpassed my high expectations in nearly every area. The highlights were many. I experienced epic fly fishing for monster browns, most on nymphs but including several on small dries, despite high water and less than ideal conditions. I returned every afternoon to this extraordinary lodge, comfortable and beautiful, and received unexpectedly mind-blowing multi-course, memorable, gourmet meals every night, highlighting local meats, fish, fruit and vegetables all delivered personally by outstanding chefs. And on top of all of it, John, Kate and team wrap all of the guests in warm and wonderful hospitality. Mind blown. And did I mention the fishing? Huge browns. I caught my personal best trout on three of the first four days. I caught fish every day. Big, bruising, beautiful browns. Yes, you work for them. The fishing can be technical, casting super long, light leaders and small flies at seemingly small target areas, at times battling the wind and your nerves as you approach wary trout. You may walk miles. You will lose some battles. But when it all comes together, it is New Zealand at its finest... Fish seemingly from another planet, hooked in an unforgettable setting, tight to your line, and forming memories for a lifetime. Don't miss Stonefly. Of course, there are many ways to experience NZ, including DIY, but when you want the best -- wonderful comfort, care, hospitality, and cuisine -- go here!. Pictures show it best. Here are a few of mine!
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Date of stay: December 2019
Jan H wrote a review Dec 2019
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This lodge was everything we had hoped for ... beautiful setting and amazing experiences. The hosts, John and Kate, were superb! This was truly a unique experience ... we felt so pampered, yet so "at home" with the lodge. The hosts made us feel like family -- we hiked their property, played with Kinsey (the family dog), visited with the alpaca, and dined with John and Kate. The lodge also has incredible chefs, serving amazing meals at both breakfast and dinner. The lodge paired us with a perfect fly-fishing guide ... great patience, awesome stories and a fun sense of humor ... plus, he was determined to find us the best fishing spots!! A boat trip in Abel Tasman was our second great activity - the sights were incredible! Loved everything about Stonefly and hope to return again.
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Date of stay: November 2019
US$748 - US$911 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionMotueka
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Frequently Asked Questions about Stonefly Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Stonefly Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Stonefly Lodge?
Top room amenities include a desk, extra long beds, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Stonefly Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Stonefly Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Stonefly Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Stonefly Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.