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Stonefly Lodge

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3256 Motueka Valley Highway | Abel Tasman / Nelson, Motueka 7096, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nestled into the hillside with beautiful scenery. Not another dwelling in sight, just majestic hills, trees, bush and river. Very relaxing, you don't even have to know anything about fishing! Great meals and company, lovely place. It's isolated and you could be there on your own but probably not - it is a Lodge. Lots to see in the district... More 

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Leawood, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I began our New Zealand vacation at the Stonefly Lodge, It was truly a hard act to follow. You can start with the pristine setting overlooking the Motueka River, To the story of the construction utilizing local on site materials, To eco friendly self contained ( they generate the own electricity utilizing wind, water and solar) existence.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

"My son and I chose Stonefly Lodge for our New Zealand fly fishing trip in April of 2015. Simply put - this place is magnificent. Five star in every category. The owners/hosts, John and Kate Kerr are true professionals in the field of hospitality. The impressive lodge, situated above the bank of the Motueka River, is thoughtfully appointed and extremely... More 

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Kobe, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Kate and John are just amazing couple who built and manage this very comfortable and environmentally friendly modern lodge. I spent four nights and enjoyed their hospitality and excellent cooking by Dean. I caught several big brown trout including 10 pound monster brown trout with the help of very supportive and competent fishing guides. Highly recommended for any fly fishermen... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The Stonefly Lodge is a very special, warm and inviting place providing exceptional personal service by the owners, John and Kate, comfortable ensuite accommodations, fantastic fine dining composed of local organic ingredients and remarkable travel experiences like world class fly fishing, sight-seeing or local shopping. All four of the rooms are warm and inviting with comfy beds with nice linens,... More 

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Park City, Utah
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

My friend and I spent three wonderful nights here in November on our 35 day trip in New Zealand. It was by far the most unique lodge of our trip., and neither one of us are fly fishermen. Kate and John Kerr are the most gracious, warm hosts imaginable. We spent our mealtime at one large table set for up... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

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 blended with a spectacular setting and endless opportunities for outdoor adventure! Our focus was fly fishing and hiking, and both were first rate! We thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to share our... More 

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Jackson, Wyoming, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Our November 2014 trip to Stonefly Lodge was our third in five years. We simply love this place and cannot imagine going anywhere else. The accommodations, food, service, and hosts are the best we've experienced. The fishing guides and helicopter pilots are excellent, friendly, and simply fun to spend time with. We came here to fly-fish but there is so... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I recommend this lodge to anyone. I visited it for the first time in November 2014 on the advice of my brother in law, a Wyoming-based fly-fishing guide. It is now my favorite of several lodges I've stayed at over several trips to New Zealand (both north and south island). I am an avid (but not exceptional) fly fisher-woman and... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Service , beauty , hospitality, fishing , food and quality of overall experience was impeccable. John and Kate could not be any more diligent in providing a wonderful experience. The chef , dean , is as good as any restaurant in states...all in a casual setting We will definitely return

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