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Stonefly Lodge

3256 Motueka Valley Highway | Abel Tasman, Motueka 7096, New Zealand
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    5 of 5 stars
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    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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Park City, Utah
19 reviews 19 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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San Francisco, California
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

John and Kate are great hosts, the rooms are warm and cozy and the food is excellent. We fished, visited Abel Tasman and rested playing bridge and reading. The lodge is eco-friendly and very comfortable.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Stayed 3 nights at the beginning of February 2014. The first day my husband went fly fishing with a guide and had a fabulous time. It was gloriously sunny and I wandered down amongst the alpacca and goats to the river where I read, painted and went swimming. The second day we walked part of the Abel Tasman coastal path,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nites in Jan 2014 with wife and daughter. Lodge is outstanding as are hosts John and Kate. Went fishing one day (did ok but guide Steve was great) while girls toured the countryside per advice from John and Kate. We all looked forward to evening drinks and dinner with good company. Chef Dean was innovative and... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

My husband and I have been going to NZ to fly-fish every Nov. for the past 6 years. Three years ago we decided to add Stonefly to our itinerary and we have gone back every year since.Kate and John Kerr hand built the lodge as an eco-friendly building and opened 41/2 years ago. It is a labor of love for... More 

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Campbell River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

We spent five wonderful days at the beautiful Stonefly lodge and loved everything it had to offer! Being in the resort business I know a great lodge when I see one and this lodge is top notch. John and Kate Kerr were wonderful hosts and they have created a little peace of heaven on the Motueka river. We fished everyday... More 

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Address: 3256 Motueka Valley Highway | Abel Tasman, Motueka 7096, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Motueka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
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