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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

John and Kate Kerr have created an extraordinary Lodge in all respects and offer the finest fishing I have had on the South Island, along with 5 star food and fabulous accommodations. But the best part of anyone's stay are Kate and John themselves---they make their home your home and will cater to your every whim-if you want a massage... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The accommodations (thank you, John & Kate!) and the food (thank you, Chef Dean!) were exemplary, but the heli-fishing was the absolute best. Stunning scenary from the sky and then up close and personal. The water was so pure you could drink from the rivers directly. The rocks formed rapids small enough to wade and large enough to avoid all... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

John and Kate have set up an incredibly impressive oasis in the hillsides of the Motueka River. Fully 'off grid' but still offering premium luxury, whether you're going to fish or for a holiday to reconnect with nature, you're in for a treat at Stonefly Lodge. Rooms are spacious and overlook a magical mountain / river setting. The beds are... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This is onne real nice contemporary Lodge near Nelson - a great scenic drive from Nelson. Next to a stream, the lodge is not even connected to the grid - all the power used is generated by themselves hydroelectric and solar. Fantastic views from the lodge, amazing architecture.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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 May 4, 2015

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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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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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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