Nestled under the breathtaking backdrop of the Southern Alps of New Zealand and built to complement the natural environment, Kawhaka Lodge offers comfortable West Coast boutique accommodation and the fishing experience of a lifetime. Home to some of the finest wild brown and rainbow trout in the world, you will experience a natural beauty that is uniquely New Zealand.
With legendary guides with years of experience, the area surrounding the lodge offers easy access to outstanding and remote crystal-clear, snow fed rivers, spring creeks and lakes. Helicopter fly-in to remote wilderness areas is available from the lodge.
Featuring two luxury suites that open onto wide verandahs with sweeping mountain views. Enjoy a drink before dinner in front of the fire or experience the amazing night skies of the Southern Hemisphere. Share local seasonal cuisine and fine wines of New Zealand with your welcoming hosts.
Bring a 6-wt. fly rod, along with rubber-soled wading boots (felt-soled boots are not allowed in New Zealand). In most cases, the lodge can provide all flies, leaders and any equipment needed. Quality raingear and polarized glasses are essential. Dress in layers; we suggest neutral colors.
Located in the Arahura Valley on the west side of the South Island, Kawhaka Lodge is bordered by the bush-clad Kawhaka Creek with an abundance of wildlife and views of the mountains. For non-fishers, the lodge is perfectly located near the Wilderness Cycle Trail, offers day trips to Franz Joseph and Fox Glaciers, Hokitika Gorge, Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and blowholes, Lake Brunner or an evening visits to the Glow Worms and Sunset Point. Under new ownership and management, your hosts, Doug and Sam look forward to sharing their piece of paradise and will do their best to help you enjoy your stay.
A 4N/3D based on the current rate of exchange starts at $1,635/person based on double occupancy/shared guide inclusive of accommodations, fishing guide, transfers between the lodge and Hokitika Airport or Greymouth, all meals, local wines and beer. Single rate is $3,275/person. Subject to change.
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Kawhaka Lodge - Boutique Accomodation
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