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Wentworth Heights Bed and Breakfast

Anglers Lodge

Wentworth Heights B&B provides superb bed and breakfast accommodation at a very affordable price only two minutes from the Mataura River. Using the lodge as a base you can experiience some of the best dry fly wild brown trout fishing in the world within a few minutes drive. With it's excellent location Wentworth Heights is an ideal base to explore the rivers and lakes around Southland and Te Anau.

The owners Diane and Barry also runs the Flyfish Mataura guiding service providing 30 years experience of fishing on the Southland rivers such as the Mataura, Oreti and 25 other rivers and streams in the area.


Diane and Barry Perkins


86a Wentworth Street
New Zealand

Contact details

Phone: +64 3 208 6476

Mobile: 027 6173 529

Email: homestays@wentworthheights.co.nz

Web: www.wentworthheights.co.nz

Facebook: Flyfish Mataura


Please mention nzfishing.com when you make an enquiry or booking.


TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Wentworth Heights received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

See the reviews on Trip Advisor for Wentworth Heights B&B

Fishing waters

Fishing rivers within a short drive include the:

Mataura River





Hamilton Burn



Also the Waimea and Whitestone Rivers.


The Oreti River


Wentworth Heights is marked on the lower Mataura River map

Mataura River

The Mataura River

  • Guest rooms all feature top quality mattresses and linen, extra pillows, electric blankets, heated towel rails, hairdriers and radio/alarm clocks
  • Guest soaps, shampoos and conditioners are provided
  • Both queen rooms have ensuites with full sized shower, toilet and hand basin
  • Double room has a separate luxury private bathroom with shower and bath, for which guest robes are provided
  • Bedrooms are serviced daily



  • 2 queen rooms with ensuite bathrooms
  • 1 double room with private bathroom
  • Guest lounge with laptop, TV & DVD facilities
  • Free wireless internet available in all rooms
  • Complimentary tea/coffee making facilities
  • Laundry facilities by arrangement
  • Outdoor courtyard
  • Off street parking
  • Complimentary transfers to restaurants and transport facilities within Gore



Wentworth Heights is commited to sustainability is shown by the measures it has implemented help protect and sustain the environment.

See the sustainablity measures implemented

Indicative tariff
as at Oct 2016

Single: NZ$125

Queen: NZ$165

  • Tariff includes breakfasts
  • Discounts offered for longer or multiroom bookings
  • Package deals including guided fishing with Flyfish Mataura
Guiding Guding
Your guide Barry Perkins is a 4th generation New Zealander and has lived and fished in Southland since 1981. During this time he has gained extensive local knowledge of the Southland area and its rivers.
Guiding tariff
as at Oct 2016
  • Full day guiding (1 pax) NZ$700
  • Full day guiding (2 pax) NZ$750
  • Half days guiding (1 or 2 pax) NZ$430

Package deals with accommodation at Wentworth Heights available. (All prices include GST).

Payment methods
  • Payment by cash, Mastercard or Visa is accepted on morning of departure
  • A $2 donation from every room night is made to the Hokonui Heritage Centre

"Heaven on earth for the fly fishermen. Great hosts."
Ian – Australia

"Beautiful home, beautiful flowers, beautiful view, fantastic food!! Thank you again for your gracious hospitality. All travellers should be so lucky."
Maxine - USA

"Our stay here has surpassed anything we had expected. Diane and Barry are a 'Kiwi gem'. We will be back but stay longer and will recommend to everyone." Debra & Tom - USA

Local attractions and activities
  • Guided fly fishing with Fly Fish Mataura
  • Eastern Southland Art Gallery
  • Hokonui Moonshine Museum
  • Gore golf course
  • Croydon bush walks
  • Croydon Aviation Heritage centre

Wentworth Lodge

Tranquility, great food, luxury accommodation and superb fishing....







Guest lounge

Queen room

Queen room

Food platter

Enjoy a wonderful food platter after a day on the water




The Mataura River

Your host Barry out there doing it




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