Warning! You are using an outdated browser.

This website is built on advanced, modern technologies and does not support old browsers. It is highly recommended that you choose and install a modern browser. It is free of charge and only takes a couple of minutes.

Why is it recommended to upgrade the web browser?

New browsers usually come with support for new technologies, increasing web page speed, better privacy settings and so on. They also resolve security and functional issues.

Continue despite this warning »»

Stonefly Lodge

Nelson, New Zealand


An intimate and unforgettable stay, Stonefly is a luxury lodge in New Zealand's most idyllic region. Our four guest rooms come with everything from private ensuites to a spectacular view there's nothing like immersing yourself in the wilderness of the Abel Tasman and Nelson Lakes at Stonefly Lodge. Your hosts, John and Kate Kerr, have over 50 years combined tourism and hospitality experience and enjoy sharing their dream lodge with visitors wanting professional, personalised service and the ability to explore and experience a very special part of New Zealand.


Situated on 150 acres of private forest just 50 minutes from Nelson, Stonefly Lodge offers the complete package for visitors from around the world looking to experience fly fishing in New Zealand. With beautiful views, 5-star luxury accommodation situated on the banks of the Motueka River, Stonefly Lodge offers the world-class stay that you deserve when fly fishing and exploring Abel Tasman and the surrounding landscape of the region.
Map co-ordinates: -41.337493, 172.844499


Architecturally designed and built from local stone and timber, the Lodge offers a warm earthy atmosphere.  The interior focuses on the large stone double sided fireplace which provides the ambiance to the games room, dining room and sunroom. A large open kitchen adjoining the dining area offers the relaxed atmosphere where guest dine together.  Private dining can also be catered for. Complete with library, a snooker table, and the "Matai Bar", guests will have the ideal setting to relax after an exciting day fly fishing or exploring the numerous sites and attractions of the local region.


  • New Zealand & especially Stonefly Lodge is world renowned for its spectacular fly fishing. Stalking and site casting to big wild brown trout in crystal clear water is a fly fisherman’s dream come true.
  • Centrally located between 3 spectacular National Parks (Abel Tasman, Nelson Lakes, and Kahurangi National Parks) the Lodge makes an ideal base from which to explore the natural wonders of the region.
  • An ideal property for exclusive use hire, with helicopter access.
  • Relax after an enjoyable day exploring one of the National Parks and indulge in a private massage in your room by one of our local massage therapists / beauticians.

At A Glimpse

Stonefly Lodge is a beautiful property with breath-taking landscapes offering luxury accommodation, fine cuisine, remote location central to three spectacular national parks and easy access to world renowned rivers, for some of New Zealand's best fly fishing experiences.

Stay Updated

Be the first to know about our exclusive travel itineraries and updates.