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1212 Nokomai Road, 9793 New Zealand
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#390 of 1,479 Specialty lodging in South Island
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Nokomai Valley Lodge is a country destination nestled in the home valley of Nokomai Station. This is a high country sheep and beef farming property one hour south of Queenstown, within the hills of Northern Southland. The lodge offers comfortable, spacious accommodation in the four country style cottages, well set up for outdoor enthusiasts, or just relaxing. In house communal dining is available, enjoy high country cuisine with our other guests. The lodge and facilities also provide a venue for a variety of functions; family gatherings, tour groups, reunions, corporate retreats, interest learning courses etc. Fishing - the lodge is close to the Mataura River, famous for its fly fishing and brown trout. Many other rivers are also close by. Excellent guides are available. Activities nearby; Horse riding, Mountain biking, Cycling, Hiking, Bird watching, Star gazing, Self Guided History Trail around the valley. No street lights, vivid night skies, massive mountains and a warm welcome! Take a step away from the daily rush to explore a winding country road leading to our beautiful hidden valley.
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Free parking
Free internet
Wifi
Lazy river
Breakfast available
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Self-serve laundry
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
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Private balcony
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Extra long beds
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Separate living room
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Tile / marble floor
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On-demand films
Sofa bed
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Jack H wrote a review Feb 2020
Seattle, Washington19 contributions2 helpful votes
What an amazing place!! Our cottage was new, very well equipped, quite large and beautifully decorated. The Nokomia Valley Lodge is located on a 97,000 acre sheep and cattle ranch. It is surrounded by beautiful foothill mountains with a river. The views are stunning in all directions. The staff and owners are so genuinely pleasant and so accommodating. The meals are homemade and delicious. We spent 2 days fly fishing for brown trout with a wonderful guide, Graeme Watson who I also highly recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rob & Rachelle wrote a review Feb 2020
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Thanks so much for a wonderful stay!!! Accommodation, food and service were all outstanding. A great spot for a 25th Wedding Anniversary. Plenty to do: relaxing, walking, fishing, watching farm activities, enjoying the history of the area. Close to Queenstown and Invercargill, so an easy 1-1.5hr drive. Fairly pricey, but you won’t regret it.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jacques-André S wrote a review Mar 2019
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Wonderful stay at Nokomai station for four nights, under the charm of the rolling mountain views and big skies, on a working sheep farm. If was a grand end for our month's trip to NZ. Ann's hospitality and fine cooking, as well as her interesting farm-tour gave us a good idea of kiwi big sheep-farm life. Louise's charm and her enthousiasm in wine-tasting gave the hosted dinners a special touch, encouraging lively and interesting discussions with the visiting US fly-fishermen. We also did a day-trip to Milford sound, thru Te Anau, and local walks.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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David J wrote a review Mar 2019
Colorado Springs, Colorado1 contribution
Nakomi Station is spectacular. Beautiful location. The grounds and cottages are well kept. The meals were truly gourmet and servings generous. Ann and Louise and Wendy were wonderful hosts. The opportunity to share meals with the other guests was a bonus. Table discussion with gentlemen from Australia and US added to our experience. The fishing was fabulous and our guides, Graeme and Quentin, were knowledgeable and worked hard to get us into good fish. 5 stars is not enough!
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Mary W wrote a review Mar 2019
Denver, Colorado224 contributions125 helpful votes
This is a working station that now has a few guest cottages. The cottage we had was spacious, simply but well furnished. Dinner and breakfast fast served with all the guests at one table. The food was beautifully prepared and more than generous. The other guests went fishing with a guide and were enthusiastic, but we chose to walk and it was beautiful. In the afternoon we had a farm tour which I highly recommend- we learned so much. This is a gracious and charming place - stay at least 2 nights!!!
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Cort F wrote a review Jan 2018
Punta Gorda, Florida12 contributions4 helpful votes
My wife and I spent the first 4 days of our 3 week trip to the South Island at Nokamai in early January. This was our first trip to New Zealand, and we could not have picked a better place for our introduction to that wonderful country and it's people. We fished for 2 days with local legend Len Prentiss, who came out of semi retirement to guide us.What a wonderful gentleman! We learned so much about local history, both fishing and otherwise from Len.Although sections of the Mataura were blown out due to rain he found clear water and we caught several nice browns.The Mataura is very impressive for high numbers of fish and relatively easy wading. The fish are challenging,but nice size.Would love to be there during the may fly hatch.Maybe next time! The cottages were very comfortable and the food and wine plentiful and good. We especially enjoyed watching the dogs work the sheep, and Ann's tour of the station was wonderful. She and Louise made us feel right at home. We would go back in a heartbeat and would urge anyone looking for an authentic piece of New Zealand, replete with living history, wonderful people and excellent fly fishing to consider Nokomai Station!
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Claire C wrote a review Dec 2017
15 contributions6 helpful votes
This was a great place to spend a few relaxing days. Ann and her staff were great. We also went fly fishing and enjoyed it. The place is low key and homey. Breakfast and dinner are good and there is plenty.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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leong-hohilmay wrote a review Dec 2017
Singapore, Singapore1 contribution2 helpful votes
My husband and I travelled with my parents (in their late 70s) and two young boys (ages 4 and 2). We stayed at Nokomai Valley Lodge for 3 nights in a beautiful and comfortable cottage. Ann was an extremely gracious host who was very sensitive to the needs of my parents and children. Although we did not go fishing on the world famous Mataura River, we were well-engaged with other activities, which included an authentic farm tour and wading in the nearby creek, which my 2-year-old loved! Ann even went out of her way to arrange a surprise for my 4-year-old—a pony ride on her daughter’s farm! Ann’s and Louise’s culinary skills were out of this world! Staying at Nokomai Valley Lodge was definitely one of the best parts of our family vacation.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Travelgirl333333_11 wrote a review Jan 2017
Denver, Colorado40 contributions22 helpful votes
We spent two days at Nokomai at the end of our two week NZ vacation. Ann was so kind and gracious (and patient- even took our family photo!) We enjoyed tour of the working farm, the comfy beds, beautiful walks and fly fishing with Daryl. The food was AMAZING- thanks to Louise for being so welcoming, gracious and catering to everyone. Would highly recommend Nokomai Station to anyone wanting to get away from it all and experience beautiful country and lovely people!
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Date of stay: January 2017
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dollarwon wrote a review Dec 2016
46 contributions32 helpful votes
Ann and Louise were very friendly and welcoming. This was truly a proper New Zealand farm experience. Not for those who want a watered down touristy version. The stars at night were stunning and farm animals plenty. Food was great, and the other guests were friendly. We went with our 18 month old daughter who also enjoyed the vast space and animals. Cottages were simple and kitchen was well equipped. Overall, great experience and highly recommended.
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Date of stay: December 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nokomai Valley Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Nokomai Valley Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Athol Art Gallery (7.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Nokomai Valley Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, airport transportation, and free internet access.
Which room amenities are available at Nokomai Valley Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Nokomai Valley Lodge?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, free instant coffee, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Nokomai Valley Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Nokomai Valley Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Nokomai Valley Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Nokomai Valley Lodge?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Is Nokomai Valley Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.