New Zealand

Incredible Itineraries - 5 Amazing New Zealand Experiences

Max Salzburg May 14, 2024

From do-it-yourself to the full luxury experience, we have five amazing itineraries for a trip to New Zealand in the 2024/2025 season.

The Do-It-Yourself Trip

Dean Bell is one of the finest fishing guides in New Zealand and has reserved two prime date ranges exclusively for Fly Water Travel guests. Guests will be on their own for meals and accommodation in Te Anau, but fishing with Dean would be a great addition to a longer trip to New Zealand.

Dates:

February 12 – 16, 2025

February 12: Arrive Te Anau, New Zealand / Overnight at your chosen accommodation
February 13 - 15: Three days of guided fishing with Dean Bell
February 16: Depart Te Anau

February 23 – 28, 2025

February 23: Arrive Te Anau, New Zealand / Overnight at your chosen accommodation
February 24 - 27: Four days of guided fishing with Dean Bell
February 28: Depart Te Anau

Rate: NZ$1,150 per day for 1 or 2 anglers

The High Adventure Trip

Tongariro Lodge on the banks of one of New Zealand's most productive fly fishing rivers has access to some of the most amazing rivers and outdoor experiences in New Zealand. The lodge sits just outside the small town of Turangi, a paradise for outdoor sports enthusiasts and gateway to UNESCO World Heritage Site the Tongariro Crossing. This trip is during the prime summer insect hatches, and the lodge has private helicopter beats, private water and wilderness raft access available.

Dates: January 22 - 27: 4 spots

January 22: Arrive Tongariro Lodge 
January 23-26: 4 days of guided fishing with options to drive in, private water, helicopter or raft 
January 27: Depart

Rate: NZ$5750 per person based on double occupancy in a 2-3 bedroom private Villa with shared guide, for a 5 night / 4 day package, raft and helicopter extra.

February 1 - 7: 8 spots

February 1: Arrive Tongariro Lodge
February 2 - 6: 5 days of guided fishing with options to drive in, private water, helicopter, or raft 
February 7: Depart

Rate: NZ$7050 per person based on double occupancy in a 2-3 bedroom private Villa with shared guide, for a 6 night / 5 day package, raft and helicopter extra.

 

The Full Luxury Experience

Poronui is without question one of the finest sporting lodges on the planet. We have two prime February date ranges to offer. At Poronui guests have the option to helicopter fish in some of the most beautiful and amazing beats found anywhere in New Zealand. The lodge offers a high level of service in an “understated elegance” setting. Combine all this with productive home water and amazing meals and you have a lodge that is hard to beat.

Dates: February 6 – 10, 2025: 2 spots

February 6: Arrive Poronui
February 7 - 9: 3 days of guided fishing at Poronui
February 10: Depart

Rate: NZ$7,995 per person based on double occupancy for a 4 night/ 3 day package

Dates: February 10 – 15: 2 spots

February 10: Arrive Poronui
February 11 – 14: 4 days of guided fishing at Poronui
February 15: Depart

Rate: NZ$10,187.50 per person based on double occupancy for a 5 night / 4 day package

 

The Early Season Helicopter Fly-Out Trip

Located on the banks of the Makarora River, Cedar Lodge is New Zealand’s premier full helicopter fly-out lodge. More and more, early season is when hard core anglers want to visit New Zealand. It is springtime in New Zealand, and the weather can be unsettled but the fish are hungry and the pressure on the rivers is light in the early season.

Dates: November 11 - 17, 2024

November 11: Arrive Cedar Lodge
November 12 – 16: 5 days of guided helicopter fishing
November 17: Depart

Rate: $9,000 USD per person based on double occupancy for a 6 night/ 5 day package


The Late Season Nelson Lakes Experience

Located just outside the small town of Murchison, Owen River Lodge is an amazing lodge with a high level of service and some of the best sighted fishing opportunities in the world. The lodge sits in the middle of the Nelson Lakes area and has access to over 29 different rivers and streams all within a 90-minute drive of the lodge. Fall is a wonderful time to experience New Zealand as the weather cools, the leaves change, and the crowds thin out.  

Dates: April 1 – 7, 2025

April 1: Arrive Owen River Lodge
April 2 – 6: 5 days of guided fishing
April 7: Depart

Rate: NZ$7,555 per person based on double occupancy for a 6 night / 5 day package

 

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Our New Zealand Destination Manager is Max Salzburg.