• “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

    Frommer's -

    Thank-You – We have had the most wonderful time and really don’t want to leave you. Watch out Huka Lodge, this place knocks the spots off them – your hospitality should become the thing of legends in NZ.

    Thank You so much for spoiling Zoe rotten on her first birthday; for all the effortless organisation and the most wonderful cooking…… ( can we pack you in our suitcase?)

    Once again THANK YOU for sharing your little piece of paradise with us.

    Love Nikki, Mark & Zoe

    P.S We will be back……..!!!


    Nikki, Mark & Zoe - U.K -

  • Andy and I chose Motueka River Lodge for our wedding because of the friendliness of your response to our emails. Thanks to your warmth and friendliness our expectations were blown out of the water. Staying at the lodge was like visiting friends only with fantastic food, conversation and flowers. Thank you for being a part of our wedding day and making it so memorable.

    Coralie & Andy Niven - U.K - The Cottage

    What a wonderful house!

    Thanks a lot for all your friendship and *** for the “Cordon Bleu”!

    Our best souvenir in NZ!!


    Francis & Viviane - France - Deluxe Suite

  • A Fantastic break, what amazing hosts. No one could have been more welcoming, we feel as if we have made new friends.

    Sarah, Philip and Joel -

    Motueka River Lodge is a beautiful lodge set in idyllic gardens & surrounds. Our family had such a wonderful stay. The hospitality was second to none. Our room was immaculate and the food was amazing!
    My favourite memory is drinking local wine & toasting marshmallows on the big open fire in the large guest lounge. The purpose of our stay was to relax and refresh and that is exactly what we did.

    Sarah - (New Zealand)

  • We enjoyed every minute of our holidays at Motueka River Lodge and exceptional hospitality.
    The hosts make the place even more special. Our suite was very beautiful, spacious and luxurious. The standard was beyond our highest expectations.
    Everything was absolutely first class: people, food and accommodation.

    Margaret - (Australia) - Deluxe Suite

    “One of my best experience in New Zealand!

    You will meet there some of the most amazing people you will never encounter in your life : at least I did!

    The location is beautiful and so peaceful, the stunning Motueka river just a few steps away, and the food, oh the food, so goooood! Such a perfect chef! Such a perfect place to stay! Such a lovely family to meet! I totally recommend the lodge and I strongly invite anyone to experience that special feeling about true and warm Kiwi hospitality!”

    Kate - Deluxe Suite