Motueka River Lodge in Nelson Province New Zealand
Motueka River Lodge Mt. Arthur Range Nelson New Zealand Private Luxury Retreat Lodgings Accommodations

Host: Angela

Guestrooms: 5

Address: Motueka River Lodge, Highway 61 (Motueka Valley Highway), Ngatimoti, Motueka, New Zealand

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 238, Motueka, NZ

Telephone: +64 3 526 8668

Fax: +64 3 526 8669

Activities/Attractions: Motueka township is a vibrant, friendly and cosmopolitan town on the western side of the Tasman Bay. The long summer days and mild winters attract many people to the town and a large number then choose to call Motueka home. Motueka is the 3rd largest town in the Nelson Province. The climate is one of the best in New Zealand with the average summer temperature at 21.5 degrees centigrade and winter at 12.8. The area has on average 2,400 hours of sunshine, February is the warmest month and July the coldest.

Motueka is the Town of the Abel Tasman National Park and you'll find all the amenities you would expect in a larger town with supermarkets, an extensive array of shops, artisans, amazing cafes and the Motueka i-Site Visitor Centre that offers knowledge and advice on the local area and attractions. Kaiteriteri Beach is one of New Zealand's most magnificent beaches. Kaiteriteri is a holiday mecca for New Zealanders and visitors alike. Local activities also include:

  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Skydiving
  • Vineyard Tours
  • Rock climbing
  • Helicopter and fixed wing scenic flights
  • Artisan tours
  • Garden Trails
  • Parasailing
  • Mountain Biking

"Tranquillity, marvelous scenery, and a superb standard of comfort are the hallmarks here. The lodge is on 80 acres bordering the Motueka River, with magnificent mountain views. Its sunny deck, vine-covered archways, and fragrant lavender hedges give the place a Mediterranean feel. The interior of the rustic house is accented with antiques collected from around the world. You can hike the national park nearby, but the lodge's specialty is fishing, especially dry fly-fishing for brown trout in the wild river country." - Fodor's

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General Information: Welcome to the Motueka River Lodge in New Zealand ... a privately owned retreat with magnificent views of the Motueka River Gorge extending up to the majestic Mt. Arthur mountain range. Our philosophy is "redefining relaxation", and this is reflected in fine fabrics and beautiful finishes that add texture and luxury throughout.

We offer a unique riverside location and superior accommodation for discerning guests. This retreat exudes country charm, featuring large lounge and generous country kitchen, sunlit verandahs spilling onto charming flower laden gardens. The Motueka River Lodge is a 50 minute scenic drive from Nelson City, renowned for vineyards, national parks, beaches, world class trout fishing, golf, art, and also boasts the country’s highest sunshine hours.

  • The Lodge accommodates a maximum of 10 guests ensuring privacy and intimacy
  • Your Choice of Rooms - 2 Deluxe suites and 3 standard rooms
  • Deluxe Suites offer luxurious cotton sheets and a choice of king sized beds or 2 single beds. Accessories include a writing table, dangerously comfortable couch and a view of the Mt Arthur Mountain range
  • Standard Rooms offer luxurious cotton sheets, king sized beds, garden views with sitting table and chairs
  • Ensuite bathrooms are provisioned with luxurious bathrobes, Luxe toiletries and hairdryer. Large bath in deluxe suites and walk in shower
  • Homemade cookies, flowers from the garden and fresh fruit are refreshed daily

The Motueka River Lodge offers an array of dinning permutations to suit our guest needs. Private or communal, inside or outside, in the garden or on the verandah, there are many possibilities to reflect your whims and desires.

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.

Rates: (Prices quoted in NZ Dollars).


"Now 16 years old, this custom-built lodge set in the forested countryside has developed a patina of understated exclusivity. It's the perfect spot for keen fishermen, as it overlooks Motueka River, famous for its wild brown trout. Or if you just want to languish in high comfort with none of the stuffiness of some upmarket stays, you can easily do so here. All guest rooms are beautifully appointed with superb bathrooms. The deluxe rooms are my favorites, although the stable room with its separate lounge is a close second." - Frommer's