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Stonefly Lodge

3256 Motueka Valley Highway | Abel Tasman, Motueka 7096, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014
Jeffrey B Birmingham, Alabama
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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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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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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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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

I have fished many places around the World and have stayed in many fantastic lodges, but John and Kate Kerr at Stonefly are at the top of the list. The accomodations are amazing and the food spectacular. We fished 5 days and never saw another fisherman. From the Helicopter, Food, Lodgeing, Music, Pool Games, Chess Matches, Fishing Guide ( Steve... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

If you're looking for a fishing lodge with 5-star accommodations, meals that were not only delicious but presented with expertise and love, amazing hosts that make you feel at home and look for ways to make your stay perfect, breath taking views, professional fishing guides for every experience level then look no further, this is it! John and Kate have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

My husband and I spent 3 nights at Stonefly Lodge near Nelson (we spent total of 15 days in South Island New Zealand) and were welcomed by the warmth of Kate & John, the owners of the lodge. Our 3 days were filled with our own planned activities so kept us very busy away from the lodge during the day... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

We just returned from a three week honeymoon that included stops in Sydney, Fiji and the South Island of New Zealand. Stonefly Lodge is located less than an hour from Nelson, and it was definitely one of the top highlights of the trip. We're an early 30s couple, and my husband, an experienced fly fisherman, requested a fishing lodge as... 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
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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. ... more   less 
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