Minaret Station offers New Zealand's premier alpine experience, with guided hiking, fly-fishing, heli-skiing, and hunting amidst the spectacular Southern Alps.
Award-winning Stonefly Lodge provides luxury 5 star accommodation and dining on the banks of the Motueka River, only 50 minutes drive from Nelson.
Architecturally designed and built from local stone and timber, the Lodge offers a warm earthy atmosphere. The interior focuses on the large stone double sided fireplace which provides the ambiance to the games room, dining room and sunroom. A large open kitchen adjoining the dining area offers the relaxed atmosphere where guest dine together. Private dining can also be catered for. Complete with library, a snooker table, and the "Matai Bar", guests will have the ideal setting to relax after an exciting days fly fishing or exploring the numerous sites and attractions of the local region.
The Lodge has been designed with the discerning international traveller in mind, offering luxurious appointments and professional hospitality by the owners. An ideal property for exclusive use hire, with helicopter access.
An exciting new Villa addition at Stonefly Lodge, near Nelson and Abel Tasman on the South Island opened in late 2019.
The “Falcon Brae” Villa, set high on a hilltop above Stonefly Lodge with 360-degree views over the surrounding mountains and river below can accommodate a family or small group of up to 6 adults and up to 4 children.
The design is a modern contemporary designed building of 720 sq. metres capturing the spectacular views and offering the guests complete privacy with security gate and private helicopter access. Falcon Brae is located on a privately owned 350-acre property surrounded on two sides by rivers and includes a private forest and 18km of spectacular native bush walks.
The central complex adjoining the suites accommodates the large central lounge area with 5 metre ceilings, sunken bar, media room, gym, commercial kitchen and 3 dining spaces. The large deck space, spa & pool with a fully equipped entertainment pergola is a focus for outdoor relaxing.
The entire Villa can be booked as exclusive use with private chef and house staff, offering complete exclusive privacy. For larger groups, the Stonefly Lodge can also be booked as exclusive use offering a further 4 rooms, with dining at Falcon Brae or the Lodge.
As with Stonefly Lodge, the Falcon Brae Villa is completely off the grid with solar panels providing all the power required.
Centrally located between 3 major National Parks the Falcon Brae Villa is an ideal luxury private retreat, of the highest of standards, providing easy access to all the major activities in the Nelson -Tasman Region.
Luxury accommodation is provided upstairs with 4 guest rooms. All offer spectacular views from private balconies overlooking the Motueka River and beyond to the Mt Arthur Range in Kahurangi National Park.
Fine linen sheets, top quality duvets, super king beds, hand crafted furniture and local New Zealand art all add to the ambiance of the spectacular wilderness setting. All rooms are equipped with private ensuites, writing desk, ipod station, luggage storage, hairdryer, heated towel rails, and bath robes.
Centrally located between 3 spectacular National Parks (Abel Tasman, Nelson Lakes, and Kahurangi National Parks) the Lodge makes an ideal base from which to explore the natural wonders of the region. World class fly-fishing is right at our doorstep, as well as: sea kayaking; guided and self-guided hiking; wine tasting; white water rafting; rock climbing; abseiling; mountain bike riding; horse riding tours; and exploring the many art and craft studios.
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John and Kate Kerr
3256 Motueka Valley Highway
Nelson New Zealand
Tel: +64 (0)3 522 4479
Mob: +64 (0) 21 615 168
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