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Brown & Rainbow Trout
Ideal for
Families, Couples and Angling Groups

A True New Zealand High-Country Experience

Nokomai Valley Lodge is home to 20 Kilometers of the Mataura River, only a two-minute drive from the Lodge, and famous for its abundance of brown trout. The Southland region is well-known for its secluded pastoral streams and close proximity to high country rivers. The guides are affiliated to the New Zealand Professional Guides Association and have lengthy knowledge and experience with the local rivers, are very popular with their clients, and attend to all the details which make a day’s fishing one to remember.


Accommodation Details

Lodging Details
Nokomai Valley Lodge is set amongst beautiful old trees surrounding a historic stone homestead, first built in 1870, and restored in 2000. The Lodge offers comfortable, modern accommodation in country-style cottages, well set up for outdoor enthusiasts, or relaxing. All meals are included and the country cuisine is highly recommended.

Food and Beverages
Guests will enjoy a full, cooked breakfast each morning before heading out to the water. As most of the fishing is accessed on foot, a fisherman’s picnic lunch is provided to eat when desired. In the evening, Nokomai prepares an excellent homestyle-cooked dinner. 

Typical Length of Stay
Trips of any length can be arranged. There is no set change-over day, so guests can arrive and depart on any day of the week. 

Non-Angling Activities
Bird watching, hiking, farm tours, and horseback riding are all part of the other activities and experiences at the lodge. Local tours of the surrounding towns can be arranged and the “around the mountain” cycle trail is only a short distance from the lodge.

Wireless internet and satellite-delivered broadband are available throughout the lodge and in each of the guest rooms. 

Travel Details

How To Get There
From Queenstown NZ, Nokomai Valley Lodge is an hour’s drive. Please contact us for more details or if you would like to have a transfer arranged. 

Documents Required
A valid passport and visa, fishing license (if you have purchased it online), and proof of departure from New Zealand (return plane ticket is adequate); if the intention is to stay longer than 3 months, a visa application will need to be completed.

Travel Arrangements
Yellow Dog works directly with and recommends Kanna Travel. They can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers, and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact them at 855-739-3139 or for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services, and trip insurance.



General Information
Southland has arguably some of the finest brown trout rivers in New Zealand with lowland pastoral hatch fishing and high country waters all within 30 minutes driving of each other. Gore (Brown trout capital of the world!) has NZ’s largest trout and Queenstown is only an hour’s drive away.

Fishing is walk and wade. A reasonable amount of fitness is required however terrain will be chosen to suit the angler and discussed each evening before fishing. You will be picked up by your guide in the morning and driven to the river of choice – you will stalk the infamous browns of New Zealand.

Boats and Equipment
In need of a specific rod and reel set-up that you don’t currently own? We recommend working with one of our Yellow Dog affiliated Specialty Fly Shops or Rent This Rod, the industry’s premier source for outfitting clients with a premium rental fly rod and reel outfits. Give us a call and we’ll help you make the arrangements before your trip.

Rates and Terms

Package Rates
Remember that Yellow Dog’s services are completely free! When you book a trip with Yellow Dog, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge or outfitter.

Package Rates starting from only $2,750 NZD per person, shared twin for a 4/3 package.

What’s Included:

  • All meals
  • Guiding (1-2 anglers per guide)
  • Lodging

What’s Not Included:

  • Fishing license
  • Local taxes and any government service fees for permitted trips
  • Alcohol
  • Gratuities for guides and staff

Nokomai Valley Lodge (South Island, New Zealand)
A non-refundable deposit of 50% per person is due within 10 days of booking to hold both space and guides on all packages. No space or guides will be held without receipt of deposit. Full pre-payment is due 90 days prior to date of trip. Since deposits and payments are non-refundable regardless of reason, Yellow Dog strongly recommends that anglers and guests purchase travel insurance for your trip. If a cancelled package is resold by either the lodge or by Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, then a full refund will be sent minus a $100.00 per person cancellation fee charged by Yellow Dog Flyfishing. For that to happen, however, all cancellations must be received in writing, sent to Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, LLC. No refunds can be made for unused arrangements or fishing time lost due to inclement weather.
In no event will the lodge or Yellow Dog be responsible for any cancellation of services or operations due to inclement weather, any event of force majeure, airline delays, missed travel connections, or any other reason beyond the control of the operator. If your flights are late and connections are missed, the operator is not responsible for alternative travel arrangements including flights, hotels, meals and any other expenses incurred. Receipt of deposit and/or final payment is acknowledgment that registrant has read and accepts the deposit, cancellation, refund and responsibility clauses for these packages. Once again, Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures strongly recommends that anglers and guests purchase travel insurance for all New Zealand packages.


Payment Terms For All Yellow Dog Trip Bookings

In order to lock in your trip reservation, we ask that you please remit payment within 10 days of receipt of invoice. For your convenience, Yellow Dog accepts on-line payments via a direct and secure ACH platform – a quick and easy way to complete your trip reservation. Note that all Yellow Dog invoices include a live link that takes you directly to the Yellow Dog ACH platform for fast and easy payment. For open and existing invoices with a remaining balance, payment reminders also include this easy link to the ACH page.

Other customary forms of payment that are accepted are checks or wire transfers. If you would like to pay in a different way or have any questions about alternate payment methods, please contact Yellow Dog at (888) 777-5060 or (406) 585-8667. We are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Beginning September 1st, 2020, Yellow Dog will apply a 3% convenience fee for all credit card transactions.

Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures Standard Forms For Payment

  • ACH online payments (for US banking institutions only).
  • Traditional checks (sent via mail)
  • Electronic wire payments (client is responsible for any wiring fees)

*Please contact us if you prefer or require a different payment option. Convenience fees may apply for other payment methods.

**Please be aware that the ACH platform is only available for US financial institutions and bank accounts. International payments can be made via wire or with a credit card.


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