New Zealand has long had some of the best fishing in the world. And now we have some of the best luxury fishing lodges too.

With trout introduced to New Zealand’s lakes and rivers in the late 1800s, we now have a winning combination of crystal clear water, stunning scenery and plenty of brown and rainbow trout. This has lead to the development of a number of luxury fishing lodges around New Zealand.

North Island Luxury Fly Fishing Lodges

The Central North Island offers both Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout Fishing.

Lake Taupo Lodge

Lake Taupo Lodge Fly Fishing in Taupo

The perfect base for your guided fly fishing adventure. Lake Taupo Lodge is a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired Lodge set on 10 acres of bush overlooking lake Taupo. In addition to some of New Zealand’s best trout fishing, the lodge is also close to two of New Zealand’s finest Golf courses. Kinloch Club, and Wairakei International Golf Course.

Huka Lodge (Taupo)

Huka Lodge Romantic Accommodation

European royalty have been coming to Huka Lodge to Fly Fish and relax in total luxury (and privacy) since 1984. This is New Zealand’s most famous luxury fishing lodge.

Tongariro Lodge

Tongariro Lodge trout fishing lodge taupo

Turangi’s Tongariro Lodge is set on 22 acres, offering mid priced as well as high end accommodation options. And importantly great trout fishing.

River Birches Lodge

River Birches Fly Fishing Lodge

River Birches Lodge sits on the banks of the Tongariro River which is brimming with trout just  waiting for you to catch them. This is a luxury Lodge with great fishing a short walk from the door, but they can also help you organise guided heli fishing trips to the Upper Rangitikei and other remote spots. For Tourists River Birches can outfit you with everything you need to experience the best trout fishing in the North Island.

Solitaire Lodge

Solitaire Lodge Rotorua

Enjoy jigging, or trolling for trout from a boat on Lake Tarawera, or fly fish from the shore. Solitaire Lodge is genuine luxury on the shore of lake Tarawera, in the heart of the Rotorua lakes fishing grounds. Fish the lake or make this your base and take day trips to some of the many great local fishing holes.

Treetops Lodge

Treetops Lodge Rotorua lounge

Near Rotorua, and only a 2 hour drive from Auckland, Treetops Lodge is a luxury fishing destination set on 2500 acres of forest and game reserve. With 13 trout fishing lakes and over 60 streams in easy reach from the lodge you’ll be spoilt for choice on where to fish. It’s also only a hours drive to game fishing Charters in Tauranga if you’ve a taste for something larger than a trout.

South Island Luxury Fly Fishing Lodges

Blanket Bay Lodge

There isn’t a more luxurious fishing lodge anywhere in New Zealand than Blanket Bay. Located a short helicopter flight from Queenstown Airport. This is the ultimate luxury base for guided heli fishing in remote areas.

Fiordland Lodge

Fiordland Lodge luxury fishing lodge

Fish the remote rivers and streams of the Fiordland region, from the luxury Fiordland Lodge. If you’re looking for crystal clear waters and incredible fly fishing in a World Heritage Area then this is the lodge for you.

Stonefly Lodge

Stonefly Lodge fly fishing, Nelson, New Zealand

40 km out of Nelson set on a hill overlooking the Motueka River is the 5 star luxury Stonyfly Lodge. The Lodge offers stunning views of the Mt Arthur Range in Kahurangi National Park. The piece and solitude that comes from being set on 350 acres of private land, and some of the best Brown Trout fly fishing in the world.

Minaret Station Alpine Lodge

Minaret Station Alpine Lodge

Only accessible by helicopter Minaret Station Alpine Lodge offers luxury and privacy. With 50,000 acres of private land and the clearest water you’ve ever seen this isn’t cheap but it will be the experience of a lifetime.

The Lindis Lodge

The Lindis Lodge

A short walk from the Ahuriri River The Lindis offers access to one of the worlds best trout fishing rivers. It also offers some of the finest mountain lodge accommodation available anywhere in the world.

Maruia River Retreat

Maruia river retreat

This wellness retreat is located on the Maruia River between Nelson and Greymouth. It’s a popular couples, yoga wellness retreat. They can organise guided fishing trips on the local rivers.

Rimu Lodge Hokitika

Rimu Lodge Hokitika

Located 8km from the town of Hokitika, Rimu Lodge offers great access to 2 lake s and several streams and rivers. With Rainbow and Brown trout all year round and salmon in season this is an anglers paradise.