Motueka River Lodge

Motueka River Lodge 1173 Motueka River Highway, Ngatimoti, Nelson view on map
Motueka River Lodge
  • Motueka River Lodge
  • Motueka River Lodge
  • Motueka River Lodge
  • Motueka River Lodge
  • Motueka River Lodge
  • Motueka River Lodge
  • Motueka River Lodge
  • Motueka River Lodge
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At the crossroads of indulgent luxury and unspoiled wilderness lies The Motueka River Lodge. This understated Boutique Luxury Lodge is situated amongst some of the most breath-taking countryside in the sunny region of Nelson. Nestled in the forested countryside the Lodge has developed a blissful hideaway in luxurious surroundings.

Our philosophy is ‘redefining relaxation’, and this is reflected in the sanctuary that we have created within the Lodge and outside in our beautiful gardens.
This coupled with exquisite New Zealand cuisine and friendly staff, will ensure your time spent here in our beautiful part of the world will be an experience to remember.

The Lodge

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.

Designed 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".

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.

Home 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? Fish the famous Motueka River or Walk, kayak or Aqua Taxi the Able Tasman National Park where you can 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 help 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.


The Lodge accommodates a maximum of 12 guests ensuring privacy and intimacy for all our treasured guests.

Whether its our homemade shortbread, flowers from the garden or fresh fruit that is refreshed daily you will find our “kiwi" hospitality second to none!
If you have any special needs during your stay please let us know at time of booking and we will rise to the occasion.

King Deluxe Suites

The King Deluxe suites are located upstairs in the main lodge. The spacious suites offer a choice of luxurious king sized bed or 2 single beds. Our King Deluxe Suites feature ensuite with luxurious bathrobes, toiletries, hairdryer and a large bath and walk in shower.
A separate lounge areas with writing table, comfortable couch and a view of the nearby national park, Mt Arthur Mountain range and looking down into the lodge gardens.

Deluxe Suite

Our Deluxe suites offer a luxurious king sized bed or 2 single beds. Ensuite bathroom with large walk in shower, luxurious bathrobes, toiletries, hairdryer.
Each room has a delightful sunny aspect with large self-opening windows that look out over the gardens. On the ground floor of main lodge building, an additional suite with ensuite, and wheelchair access if required.
All suites have homemade cookies, flowers from the garden and fresh fruit.

“The Cottage"

Romantic hideaway tucked away behind the main Lodge, this 3 bedroom cottage is a private oasis and a alternative to the main lodge. With full country kitchen, open fire and enormous bath tub over looking the organic garden.
It offers a luxurious king sized beds or 2 single beds, and 2 single rooms each accommodating a single bed each for additional family members if required.
“The Cottage" offers

Qualmark Star Rating

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 4.5 Stars
  • Aromatherapy Treatments
  • Balcony/Courtyard
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Board Games
  • Breakfasts
  • Catering
  • Check-in Time: 1:00pm
  • Check-out Time: 11:00am
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothesline
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Dining Room
  • Dry Cleaning
  • DVD Player
  • Eftpos
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Guest Laundry
  • Guest Lounge
  • Helipad
  • High Speed wireless internet
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Laundry Service
  • Library
  • Lounge Area with Fireplace
  • Luggage Storage
  • Massage
  • Parking - Free
  • Parking - Off street
  • Pet friendly
  • Photocopier
  • Room service
  • Serviced Rooms Daily
  • Shower Facilities
  • Sky TV
  • Tennis Court
  • Toilet Facilities
  • TV Room
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Weddings
  • Wheelchair Access

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