Wine in the EveningWelcome to the Motueka River Lodge, a privately owned retreat with magnificent views of the Motueka River Gorge extending up to the majestic Mt Arthur mountain range.

On entering the Motueka River Lodge you will find nothing has been left to chance. This retreat exudes country charm. Sunlit verandas lead onto charming flower laden gardens, with a large luxurious lounge and huge open fire place, a spacious country kitchen offer guest’s relaxation in both style and comfort. You’ll sleep on the finest sheets amidst a landscape of impeccable country elegance.

Relax on the VerandahDesigned to harmonize with the surrounding countryside, this private estate allows spectacular views in a secluded setting. Providing a blissful romantic hideaway you will experience a level of luxury accommodation in a unique riverside location, ensuring that our guests relax and enjoy their stay from beginning to end. From champagne on ice and fresh picked flowers its perfect for couples looking for a romantic hideaway in luxurious surrounding.

We want you to have the most enjoyable experience you will have in New Zealand starting with true “Kiwi hospitality”.

Chef in the Kitchen

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

Now also offering a breakfast only option to suit those travellers wanting to explore the regions great restaurants and vineyards.

The Motueka River Lodge is situated a scenic 40 minutes’ drive from Nelson City and the servicing Airport.   Nelson is renowned for being “the jewel in the crown” of New Zealand, for its pristine National park, eclectic mix of Artists & Musicians and boasts the country’s highest sunshine hours.

Massage_150Home to first-class adventure or if you prefer, focus on uninterrupted relaxation & rejuvenation in our serene Health & Beauty Spa and rejuvenate body mind & soul.

The Nelson region has long boasted the countries best vineyards, trout fish in one of New Zealand’s most famous rivers, the Motueka River…and it runs through our property!

But why stop there? Walk, kayak or Aqua Taxi the Able Tasman National Park.

Enjoy the pristine Native Forest, view the Seal’s and maybe even hear the song of the distant Kiwi Bird. These are just some of the Activities the Nelson region has to offer and here at the lodge we can Bay and Yatch_150_150help find the perfect outing for you.

With this and a professional friendly team of staff, you stay in our beautiful part of New Zealand will be an experience to remember.

 Dream under an endless sky at the Motueka River Lodge.

Arriving as strangers……Leaving as friends.