Cedar Lodge is considered one of the South Island’s premier fly-fishing lodges situated on the Makarora River banks and surrounded by the majestic Mount Aspiring National Park. With over 30 years of heli-fishing experience, you will have access to some of the most remote waters stalking and sight casting to the wild, vibrant brown and rainbow trout that reside there. Combined with world-class cuisine and just four guest rooms, Cedar Lodge offers anglers an intimate five-star experience in a stunningly beautiful environment.
Truly unique sight fishing experience fishing gin-clear waters of Mount Aspiring National Park and the West coast. With daily heli flyouts included in the package, experience a breathtaking flight before testing your angling skills casting to New Zealand’s healthy and keen trophy browns and rainbows!
The lodge is comprised of four guest rooms, a lounge, and a dining area. Rooms are double occupancy with two twins or a king bed with all the modern conveniences including in-room Wi-Fi.
Bring a 6-wt. fly rod, along with rubber-soled wading boots (felt-soled boots are not allowed in New Zealand). In most cases, the lodge can provide all flies, leaders, and any equipment needed. Quality raingear and polarized glasses are essential. Dress in layers; we suggest neutral colors.
Perfect for anglers and non-anglers alike. Besides world-class helicopter fly fishing led by highly knowledgeable and experienced local guides, lodge guests can enjoy mountain biking, heli-hiking, and intimate tours of New Zealand’s most renowned wineries. Capacity is 8 people in 4 double-occupancy rooms with en suite bathrooms. The lodge is accessed commercially from the Queenstown airport (2-hour drive or helicopter transfer) or charter plane to Makarora airstrip.
5N/4D: $7,750 USD per person based on double occupancy and two anglers per guide. Rates include all accommodations, meals, liquor, guiding services, and daily helicopter fly-out (weather permitting). Single occupancy and shorter/longer packages available.
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