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Mataura River Lodge

South Island
Well-Appointed Guest Cottages
Brown & Rainbow Trout
Ideal For
Families, Couples & Angling Groups
Excellent Guiding and Accommodations in the Heart of Southland
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Located only minutes from several of New Zealand’s most famous pastoral streams, and in close proximity to excellent high-country rivers, Mataura River Lodge is the ideal home base for a true South Island fly fishing adventure. With over 30 years of professional guiding experience, Dean Whaanga offers guests an intimate knowledge of the South Island’s waterways and is a joy to fish with. For anglers seeking a top-notch fishing operation with excellent accommodations, personalized service, and easy access from Queenstown, Mataura River Lodge is a perfect choice.
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Lodging Details
Mataura River Lodge is a beautiful country-style lodge located in the quaint town of Riversdale on New Zealand’s South Island. The Lodge is designed with fly anglers in mind and includes all the comforts of the best home-away-from-home you could imagine.

Food and Beverages
Your host and the private chef prepare a full breakfast each morning with yogurt, cereal, fruit, toast, eggs, and coffee/tea. A substantial, healthy lunch will be prepared each day to take fishing. Back at the lodge after fishing, appetizers and cold beer will be waiting. Finally, each day is finished off with a three-course meal and a glass of wine.  

Typical Length of Stay
Trips of any length can be arranged. Please contact Yellow Dog to discuss travel details, length of stay, and more when planning your trip to the South Island. 

Non-Angling Activities
New Zealand’s South Island is home to some of the best non-angling opportunities available at any Yellow Dog destination. When you’re ready to start planning your trip, give us a call and we’d love to talk through the options that are available to you near Mataura River Lodge. 

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

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