New Zealand Fishing Lodges

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The following lodges specialize in fly fishing New Zealand and normally have fishing guides on staff, they are located in prime fishing areas, and fly fishing is the prominent interest most guests share.

River Birches

New 5 star accommodation and food set within a peaceful gardenscape in Turangi, New Zealand.  River Birches is a boutique fishing lodge offering quiet seclusion and understated luxury accommodation 2 minutes walk from the Major Jones Pool on the mighty Tongariro river made famous all those years ago by famous American author and fisherman Zane Gray in his book on New Zealand fishing "Anglers El-dorado".A short drive from Turangi is the Tongariro National park which offers many exciting activities including the renowned Tongariro Crossing and winter ski-ing on Mount Ruapehu. For more information see prices and packages or

Tongariro Lodge

The Tongariro Lodge is located on 22 acres on the Banks of Tongariro River on the southern shores of Lake Taupo.  The lodge specializes in fine accommodation, gourmet dining and on staff trout fly fishing guides.  Since establishment in 1981 the attractive lodge has offered old-fashioned comfort and style in a prime fishing location.  The main lodge and guest chalets are also equipped with a spa pool, tennis courts, and view of the almighty river.

Poronui Ranch

This luxury fly fishing lodge is situated in a prime fishing location, nestled amongst 25 miles of water in the Taharua Valley and Mokaka Rivers on the south-east of Taupo.  The isolated 16,000 acre wilderness property caters for both fishing and hunting enthusiasts.  Licensed fishing and rafting guides on staff are available to guide you through the exclusive and remote rivers, including fly-outs with helicopters based right at the Ranch.  The main lodge and guest suits are in rustic fishing camp style with restaurant cuisine of game food, local fare and wine tasting.  The Ranch also offers a stream-side wilderness Safari Camp right on the Mokaha River.  Other features of this retreat include a health spa, fitness gym, steam & sauna and massage facilities.

Wentworth Heights Homestay - B & B
, Mataura River, Gore, Southland

Guided brown trout fly fishing on the Mataura River, Gore, Southland, New Zealand. Dry Fly or Nymph fishing, you will not be disappointed. Uncrowded rivers, wild brown trout and some of the best Mayfly Hatches you will experience in New Zealand. I'm Barry Perkins, a 4th generation New Zealander, and have lived and fished in Southland for the last 30 years. I live and fish locally and consider it a privilege to guide visiting anglers on the Mataura and other Southland Rivers. After living here for many years I know the rivers intimately, and friendships with local landowners allow me access to some epic fishing spots. .

Murphy's Lodge, Gisborne

This remote specialized fly fishing lodge sits in a high country valley within walking distance of the Ruakituri River, which holds the largest river resident rainbow trout in New Zealand.  With room for 6 guests and 2 guides the self contained cabins have a warm friendly and informal atmosphere.  In advance of traditional B&B fashion, this lodge also has as shop onsite for all your fishing needs, fishing guides on staff, and is in a prime fishing location.

Lake Rotoroa Lodge, Nelson Lakes

The elegant Lake Rotoroa Lodge was built in early Victorian style with some contemporary comforts.  It is nestled in beech forest in the Nelson Lakes National Park with stunning views of the glacial formed Lake Rotoroa, Gowon River and Travers Range.  Awarded National Geographic Travelers World's Best Adventure Resort this fly fishing lodge is in a prime fishing location and has experienced fishing guides on staff.  The Lodge has 24 sets of wading equipment with many more rods and reels available for guest use in the nearby abundance of trout infested waters.

Riverview Lodge, Hanmer Springs

The luxury Riverview Lodge overlooks the Hanmer Springs Valley, farmland and the confluence of the Waiau, Percival and Hanmer Rivers.  In true “kiwi” hospitality style the small alpine fishing lodge has a casual and friendly atmosphere.  There are fishing guides on staff to help you explore the prime fishing location.  This private and comfortable 5 bedroom lodge is located 5 miles from Hanmer Springs.

Lake Brunner Lodge

West Coast, New Zealand ...  Lake Brunner Lodge, the most gracious and renowned luxury lodge on the West Coast.  Luxury accommodation surrounded by outstanding protected wilderness and the lodge's own private 5,500 hectare station.  Lakefront, fringed by some of the oldest podocarp rainforest in the world, the lodge retreat espouses the essence of early New Zealand architecture.  A haven of refined luxury from which to explore and enjoy the West Coast's magnificent natural environment.

Kawhaka Lodge

The lodge is of a log cabin style, with each suite opening out to the verandah, and with only two guest suites, you are guaranteed both privacy and intimacy.  Your hosts, Marj, and well-known fly fishing guide, Tony, always look forward to sharing their piece of paradise and do their best to help you enjoy your stay.  The lodge has been purpose built by fishermen for fishermen.  With some of the most scenic fishing available in New Zealand, and many close rivers, lakes and spring creeks, guests are welcome to take advantage of Tony's years of experience and local knowledge, whilst Marj is always on hand to organise an itinerary of local activities for guests if required.


Cedar Lodge

Cedar Lodge's 5 acre property lies astride the banks of the Makarora River and is bounded by the majestic Mt.  Aspiring National Park.  Established in 1979 by Dick and Robyn Fraser, the Lodge comprises of four self contained rooms, and an expansive lounge and dining area.  Although Cedar Lodge is a non smoking resort, it's expansive balcony areas provide ample areas for those who wish to smoke.  In this peaceful, natural setting in the heart of New Zealand's south island, you'll eat like a king, sleep like a baby, and enjoy true hospitality.

Owen River Lodge

The Owen River Lodge is a boutique, contemporary styled fly fishing lodge, which opened in November 2003.  It is located in the Owen Valley, in the Nelson Lakes district of the South Island of New Zealand.  This unique location places us right in the middle of the best trout fishery in the world.  The views from the Lodge and cottages are breath taking, with sensational views of the Owen River, the valley and Mount Owen.  The lodge sits on the bank of the Owen River, ideal for that quiet after-dinner cast during the evening rise.

Wanaka Stonehouse

If you'd like to hook a wild brown trout or reel in a rainbow, then make the Wanaka Stonehouse your NZ fishing lodge of choice! Wanaka's lakes and rivers offer some of the best fishing in New Zealand.  Fly fishing, drift fishing, heli-fishing and lake trolling are all world-class.  We'll help arrange epic angling by day and take care of the cozy luxury accommodation by night.  Your host is an avid angler, happy to share his experiences, advice and stories of the ones that got away.  Summer fishing is at its best November through April.  Don't count out the winter months, as there are opportunities to catch trout on their spawning runs from June through September.
Our resident fly fishing guides from Wilderness Flyfishing Wanaka are truly passionate about helping all anglers - from first timers to those that have fly fished all their lives.  Guides can be booked for half day, full day or multi-day wilderness fly fishing adventures which include all equipment, transport, personalized instruction, lunch, and invaluable local knowledge.  New Zealand's crystalline waters are accessed by 4WD, boat, fixed wing plane or helicopter.  Please contact us for custom itineraries.

Blarney Lodge

With a slightly Irish theme and the ambiance of yesteryear, your hosts Pat and Helen O'Keefe welcome you to Blarney Lodge.  Sited on the shores of Lake Rerewhakaaitu it is uniquely the only lakeside property and so ensures absolute privacy for guests.  Nestled in a rural setting, with Mount Tarawera holding sentry to the North, it takes full advantage of the majestic lake and rural views.  Our premium location is within what many consider to be New Zealand's best wild trout fishery, the Rotorua Lakes district.  Pristine waters and crystal clear streams are signature qualities to the district.  Our waters allow for a full range of styles and techniques from fishing the evening rise to stalking wily browns.

Beechwood Lodge

Beechwood Lodge overlooks the mountains of Fiordland National Park and sits above the shore of Lake Manapouri.  Known as the most beautiful lake in New Zealand.  Fly fishing guide Michael Bednar is a member NZPFGA.  Michael, and his wife Angela, own and operate Beechwood Lodge.

Shotover Lodge

Not surprisingly, Queenstown is regarded as the adventure capital of the world.  It is recommend that you allow a minimum of four nights to explore this special environment.  Queenstown is the base for the regions many activities.  To get the most enjoyment from your limited time, it makes good sense to select an Inn that is not too removed from the town.  Shotover Lodge offers you exceptional convenience.  Shotover Lodge Guides promise a fishing experience for anglers of all abilities.  Experienced anglers will enjoy the challenge of stalking & sight casting to our wild fish.  Dry fly fishing is our passion.

Other New Zealand Lodges Close to Good Fishing

The following lodges offer a level of supreme comfort and luxury.  They do not have fishing guides on staff, but independent fishing guides can be arranged for guests staying at these lodges.

Treetops Luxury Lodge & Estate, Rotorua

Treetops Lodge offers the ultimate in world class luxury accommodation and is located in the heart of the trout fishing capital of the world and famed therapeutic thermal region, Rotorua, New Zealand.  Nestled amidst magnificent native forests and valleys, Treetops Lodge & Estate offers a uniquely New Zealand experience.  The Lodge with its' elegant architectural style derived from this country's pioneering past.  Timber and stone finishes echo the beauty and simplicity of the great outdoors at Treetops Lodge.  A sanctuary and retreat of breathtaking terrain in 2,500 acres of secluded native forest and game reserve, seven trout streams, four lakes, over 70 kilometers of hiking trails, mountain bike riding, horse riding and the ultimate in tranquility and splendor

Kawaha Point Lodge & Estate, Rotorua

2006 Tourism award-winning Kawaha Point Lodge is a beautifully appointed lodge offering luxury accommodation, right on the edge of Lake Rotorua.  Originally built as a luxurious lake-edge villa for several of Auckland's premier families, today it offers the discerning visitor the opportunity to experience the comforts and hospitality of hosted luxury lodge accommodation, whilst enjoying an exclusive and intimate environment.

Huka Lodge, Taupo

Situated in seven hectares of park-like grounds Huka Lodge has only 20 Ledge Rooms all just 20 meters from the river amongst mature trees.  The rooms are very secluded, offering every comfort - from mini-bar to walk-in dressing room.  The Lodge Rooms are spacious, light and very peaceful with slatted wooden, outdoor terraces.  The bathrooms all have under-floor heating.  A sunken bath is complemented by a separate show and double hand basins.

Grasmere Lodge

This High Country Retreat is where luxury and natural splendor come together in the heart of the Southern Alps, to form what one international guest described as “a whole other world of peacefulness & serenity.” Built in 1858, the original limestone homestead, now the core of the lodge, introduces you to the style of personal pampering that earned the Harper's Hideaway Report Grand Award in 1998.  At the same time this traditional New Zealand high country station (ranch), set amid towering 7000 ft peaks, provides a wide range of outdoor activities for those seeking a more adventurous interlude.

Stonefly Lodge, Nelson

Stonefly fishing Lodge Only 50 min from Nelson, overlooking the Motueka River, Stonefly Lodge is centrally located between three of New Zealand's National Parks. (Abel Tasman, Nelson Lakes and Kahurangi National Parks). Situated within a 56 hectare private forest and built from local stone and timber, Stonefly Lodge offers an exceptional experience for the discerning traveller. Stonefly Lodge offers the complete package for any fly fishing enthusiast, providing expert guiding and instruction for the novice or experienced fly fisherman. For the non fishing person the region offers a wide variety of spectacular tours from hiking, wine tasting, kayaking, and exploring one of New Zealand's recognised boutique arts and craft regions. All 4 guest rooms have ensuites and private balconies The Lodge can also be reserved exclusively for private functions – fully catered. Make Stonefly Lodge your base from which to explore the spectacular region

Blanket Bay Lodge, Out of Queenstown

The Lodge at Blanket Bay sits in sprawling grounds on the bush-clad fringes of Lake Wakatipu.  Built in the grand style of the finest alpine lodges and finished with native New Zealand timber and stone, the Lodge is a sanctuary of comfort.  We can provide you with endless ways to help restore your physical and spiritual well-being in this enchanting corner of New Zealand.

Greenhill The Lodge, Hawke's Bay

Greenhill The Lodge is an opulent and tranquil retreat located in the heart of Hawke's Bay wine country, a region with some of the highest sunshine hours in New Zealand.  We are within fifteen minutes of either Havelock North or Hastings, a comfortable two hour drive from Taupo and one hour flight from either Auckland or Wellington.

Fishing New Zealand is for many a once in a lifetime opportunity.  We have a truly beautiful landscape and many other attractions and activities to make your fishing vacation in New Zealand memorable.  Ensure that you use a recommended New Zealand Fishing Lodge or an experienced New Zealand fly fishing guide that is a member of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides association.