SH61 (Motueka Valley Highway)
PO Box 238
Phone: +64 3
Fax +64 3 526 8669
Please mention nzfishing.com when you make an
enquiry or booking.
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Motueka River Lodge is marked
on the Motueka
Auckland to Nelson by plane: 1 hour 20 minutes
Wellington to Nelson by plane: 40 minutes
Nelson to the Lodge by car: 50 minutes
Map of location
|Local fishing waters
For those wishing to combine adventure with their fishing, Motueka Fishing Lodge uses Reid Helicopters to access the remote wilderness rivers the region is famous for. These include the Mokihinui
and the Karamea and its tributaries the Crow and Roaring
Lion, which are accessible by helicopter.
Purpose built in 1985 in
French provincial style to accommodate just 12 guests, the lodge
is designed to harmonize with the surrounding countryside. Its sunlit
verandas, large comfortable lounge, huge open fireplaces and spacious
country kitchen offer guests relaxation in style and comfort.
The driveway takes you past the vineyard which
produces chardonnay grapes which our wine maker Christian Le Gros
lovingly turns into superb oak aged chardonnay.
Your hosts have created a peaceful haven in this
beautiful valley and will personally ensure that your stay at Motueka
River Lodge will be a memorable one.
The lodge provides:
- A large terracotta tiled entry hall that
leads to the guest lounge.
- A spacious guest lounge with dark timber
beams, a massive fireplace, comfortable sofas, corner window seats
and access to a wisteria-clad verandah.
- A kitchen with an antique Irish prep table,
woodburner, benches overflow with bowls of fresh fruit, pantry
filled with homemade preserves and stores and views of deer grazing
against a forest backdrop.
- Six bedrooms finished in a cob-like sand
cement with private bathrooms and wonderful views of the valley.
The Motueka River Lodge
has received many accolades:
- The London Sunday Times named it as one of
the seven best places in the world to stay.
- It is included in Courvoisier’s Book
of the Best covering the finest accommodation and places to visit
in over 60 countries.
- A typical comment from guests:
"What a fantastic setting… beautiful cuisine, friendly
staff and fantastic fishing, what more could you want? We will
definitely be back next year!”
"Thank-You – We have had the most wonderful time and really don’t want to leave you. Watch out Huka Lodge, this place knocks the spots off them – your hospitality should become the thing of legends in NZ."
Love Nikki, Mark & Zoe
“One of my best experience in New Zealand! You will meet there some of the most amazing people you will never encounter in your life : at least I did!
"The location is beautiful and so peaceful, the stunning Motueka river just a few steps away, and the food, oh the food, so goooood! Such a perfect chef! Such a perfect place to stay! Such a lovely family to meet! I totally recommend the lodge and I strongly invite anyone to experience that special feeling about true and warm Kiwi hospitality!”
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- Drive to the varied brown trout fishing waters
in the area including spawning streams, mountain lakes, semi-wilderness
fishing, and close to base, the rivers of the Motueka
- Charter or share a helicopter and guide for
a day of wilderness fishing for big, wild browns in spectacular
surroundings second to none. Mountain View Helicopters are located
only minutes away from the Lodge by air
- For those who wish to access water that are difficult to walk to, a rafting trip can be arranged.
|About your guides
With 30 years of history Motueka River Lodge has access to the regions finest fly fishing guides, and pride themselves on having the best in the industry.
They will select a fly fishing guide to suit each anglers needs - whether they are a novice just starting out, someone wishing to perfect their casting skills or an angler eager to stalk that trophy trout, they will select a fly fishing guide to make sure your day is exciting, enjoyable but most of all a truly memorable experience.
Motueka River Lodge only uses guides that are full members of the New Zealand professional Guides Association (NZPGA).
|Other activities in the area
- Arts and crafts
- Bungy jumping
- Tandem sky diving
- Whitewater rafting
- Sea kayaking
- Mountain biking
- Para sailing
- Rock climbing
|Bookings and payments
the online form at the Motueka River Lodge website to make a
- Reservations are secured by 25% deposit
- Full payment is required 30 days prior to arrival
- Statutory holidays incur a 25% surcharge
|Arrival and departure times
The normal check-in time
is 3pm. If guests arrive earlier, they are welcome to enjoy the
facilities if their suite is not ready.
On the day of your departure, Motueka River Lodge
requests that you vacate your suite no later than 11am. If you would
like to linger on into the afternoon, they are happy to store your