Fiordland Lodge is located in the World Heritage Fiordland area of Southern New Zealand. The lodge offers panoramic views across Lake Te Anau and is an ideal base to explore the many sights of Fiordland.

From a fishing perspective, the Fiordland region offers world-class brown and rainbow trout fishing on over forty streams from spring creeks to large freestone rivers. Fly-in and multi-day camp-out trips are also an option directly from the lodge.

  • Season: October to April
  • Brown and Rainbow Trout fly fishing
  • Access to Fiordland World Heritage area
  • Non-fishing activities including tours to Milford and Doubtful Sound, Glow Worms, Te Anau
  • Wilderness experience
  • Ideal for individuals, couples as well as group trips
  • Average temperatures: 10-15℃ in winter, 20-30℃ in warmer months

Located in the deep south of the South Island, Fiordland Lodge is tucked away from view on the road to Milford Sound, on an elevated terrace overlooking the south Fiord of Lake Te Anau. It is one of New Zealand’s finest luxury lodges. Opened in 2002, Fiordland Lodge caters for the discerning visitor, offering fine dining, ten guest-rooms all with commanding views across the lake and set in nineteen hectares. There is not another building in sight.

A variety of accommodation is available from executive lodge suites and lodge rooms, all with en-suite facilities and spectacular views, down to log cabins ideally suited to families and small groups.

Fiordland Lodge partners with local suppliers and farmers, cheesemakers, and other talented artisans, to create a dining experience that is unique to the area, both on the plate and throughout the environment of the restaurant. Guests will experience a connection to the land through dishes that 'focus on freshness, simplicity, and seasonal flavours'.

From the lodge, there are countless wilderness outdoor activities that range from fishing to guided hiking and jet-boat tours on the lake and into Fiordland.

WIFI is available in the lodge.

Fiordland and the southern regions are world-renown for the quality of the fly fishing in New Zealand. The crystal clear unpolluted waters are managed as a wild fishery, producing good stocks of large Brown and Rainbow trout. Fiordland Guides specialise in upstream sight-fishing and all fishing is 'catch and release'.

Over forty un-crowded rivers and streams are within one and a half hours' drive from the Lodge. They vary from small spring-fed streams to moderate sized rivers. These waters are all managed as a wild fishery.

Experience true wilderness fishing amongst stunning scenery on remote rivers in Fiordland. There are optional helicopter fly-ins direct from the lodge, or you cna try back-country fishing on rolling New Zealand farmland.

During settled weather, the rivers run clear and large Brown and Rainbow Trout can be seen cruising in deep pools. Away from the mountains and forest, the rivers flow across farmland with an ever changing landscape. Access along the river banks is somewhat easier than in the mountains and good stocks of both Brown and Rainbow Trout abound.

Tuition is available for the less experienced and we would advise that this is booked in advance along with your guide. The lodge guides will provide everything that you need from waders to rods and flies. However you are welcome to bring you own gear. Rods in the 5-6# 8'6 -9ft are ideal with reels loaded with plenty of backing as there are some big fish out there. Fly lines should ideally be dark to avoid spooking the fish. Layered clothing is the best approach and the colours should blend and allow for a stealthy approach.

A typical day starts from 8:30 or 9:00am until 5:00pm approx. The maximum number of clients per guide is two. Lunch and drinks are included in the full day and taken streamside along with mid-morning snacks and breaks.

The rates for this destination vary throughout the season. We offer the best available rates for this destination and do not charge for our service. By calling we are able to tailor a package to specifically suit your requirements at the best available rate. As we have offices in both the United Kingdom and Australia we can also ensure you are being quoted in your local currency. Please enquire for the latest rates and availability, including information on any applicable special offers and group discounts.



Passport with minimum six months validity and photo ID to purchase fishing licence. A Visa is required for non Australian and NZ citizens.

Various international flight options to Wellington, Auckland or Christchurch. Internal flight to Nelson then drive or heli transfer to the lodge.


Contact: Mat McHugh
Tel: +44 (0)1621 743711
Mob: +44 (0)7936 708305


Contact: Gilly Bate
Tel: +44 (0)1730 825626
Mob: +44 (0)7817 304232


Contact: James Laverty
Mob (Australia):
+61 (0)499 900816