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                                    CEDAR LODGE-NEW ZEALAND


  • Helicopter fly-ins daily to remote rivers
  • Comfortable lodgings and fabulous meals
  • Located in heart of NZ's best and most scenic fishing region
  • Experienced, professional & friendly guides & staff


  • Season: November-March
  • Species: Brown & Rainbow Trout
  • Capacity: 8 Anglers
  • 2014 Rates: $6200 per person for 7 night-6 day package based on double occupancy 


Cedar Lodge is located on New Zealand's South Island, about an hour and a half drive from the Queenstown airport. The lodge has been in business for more than thirty years, and repeat clients make up the majority of its visitors each year. Cedar is nestled near the banks of the Makarora River, with beautiful views of the nearby peaks of Mount Aspiring National Park. 


New Zealand is one of the world's most beautiful and unique fly fishing destinations, boasting pristine rivers and lakes, large surface oriented trout, and magnificent scenery. Add to all of that is the fact that Cedar Lodge boasts the South Island's only lodge owned helicopter. This means that weather permitting, guests fly each day to rivers that would otherwise be unreachable without a very long and strenuous trek. Chris Daughters and his team of guides decide at the beginning of each day which rivers and beats are best given the conditions. Guests are flown with their guide to the river, and then walk the banks for the remainder of the day, sight-casting to visible trout. Lunch is provided next to the river. Guests return to the lodge each night for appetizers and drinks before dinner is served. 

The mother of all pools.....

The mother of all pools.....


New Zealand is a destination known to virtually every fly angler, and for good reason. There is truly no place like it, and many people come back from their visit wondering how they can change citizenship or buy a piece of southern hemisphere real estate. Although there are numerous fishing operations to choose from, Cedar Lodge stands alone with its proximity to so much great fishing, as well as the ability to reach it with a quick helicopter ride.