StoneFly Lodge, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
Stonefly Lodge is situated on 56 hectares of private forest on the banks of the Motueka River, only 50 minutes' drive from Nelson. This luxury lodge is ideally located between three spectacular national parks, Abel Tasman, Nelson Lakes and Kahurangi, making it an ideal base to explore the region. Activities from the lodge include fly fishing, sea kayaking, guided and unguided hiking tours, wine tasting, white water rafting, and horse riding. There are just four guest rooms, all with spectacular views from private balconies overlooking the Motueka River and beyond to the Mount Arthur Range in Kahurangi National Park. Each day a fully cooked breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and a three course dinner are included.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
The first part of the excursion starts with a cruise up the coastline, passing golden beaches and secluded bays, to Onetahuti (Tonga Bay), where you visit Tonga Island, which is home to the largest seal colony in the park and has many species of sea bird and sometimes Penguins.