Fishing

Fly Fishing: POA

Excellent fly fishing can be had in the Marlborough region in the Wairau River which is a wide braided river with more than 140 klms of untamed fishing heaven in the upper and lower reaches. The Pelorus River offers a large number of both brown and rainbow trout and is easily accessible. The Rai River is a small river also easily accessible for dry fly and nymph fishing and holds good numbers of brown and rainbow trout.

We can arrange private fly-fishing guides to take you out for a great days fishing either by 4-wheel drive or helicopter into the upper reaches.

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What our customers say

From stepping out of our car to the moment we left ,after two days stay at Marlborough,we were cosseted and cared for in every detail.The house and gardens are breathtaking ,and created with attention to the minutest detail. The hospitality is second to none and the food is out of this world,having travelled extensively over 50 years,we can say that Marlborough Lodge is exceptional , thank you to all the lovely people who made our stay so very enjoyable

Stanley B

My wife and I spent 3 night at this lodge. Everything was great : the room ( super clean and very well appointed), the food ( excellent breakfast and superb dinner) , the staff ( Karen, the General Manager is a super friendly and professional person that managed very well her excellent team), the property in general ( a beautiful lodge perfectly sitting in a wonderful garden).... We normally stay at 5 stars hotel around the globe but this one is one of the few we will remember . Thank you !!

giogio42

We were on a holiday driving from Auckland to Queenstown and this was a stop in the winelands of Blenheim suggested and arranged by our tour company. We had got the ferry across from Wellington in the morning, picked up the next car and drove south for about 30 minutes. I had sorted the route so as we came into towards the Blenheim area we went to four wineries for tastings before getting to the hotel. The hotel is very close to the wineries and we got there mid afternoon. Turning down a track you go a short way down a winding track and then come to a lovely quite small looking building. We were instantly greeted by a really friendly lady who made us feel immediately welcome. Our bags were taken from the car and straight to the room while she gave us a quick walk around what used to be a convent. This is a lovely place, very peaceful, lovely grounds, lovely rooms and very homely. Pre dinner drinks were suggested in what used to be the chapel and now a lovely lounge with a small bar and was so relaxing. Dinner is equally good in a very relaxed dining room. Excellent food and service. This place is relaxed homely luxury and it was a great pity our plans only allowed one night. If you have more time than we allowed, perhaps stay two nights, or more, while taking the whole day to look around the lovely wine region.

Mike C

A former convent on 16 beautifully landscaped acres updated to the highest standard. Our stay was was one of the highlights of our visit to New Zealand. Foremost in our experience was the warm attention of Manager Karen and Owner Angela which carried through the entire staff. The building is charming, the gardens beautiful.

Win Fowler