We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
1212 Nokomai Road, 9793 New Zealand
E-mail hotel
Lock in the lowest price from these sites
Prices are provided by our partners for one room, with variable occupancy rules as provided by the property, and reflect total costs of the stay, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveller (31)
Dining (1)
View from Room (9)
Payments made by partners impact the order of prices displayed. Room types may vary.


#375 of 1,471 Speciality lodging in South Island
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.
Read more
Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Lazy river
Breakfast available
Airport transportation
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Complimentary instant cofffee
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Washing machine
Show more
Room features
Air conditioning
Dining area
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Separate living room
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Sofa bed
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Show more
Room types
Mountain view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
28Reviews3Q+A6Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 28
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
Time of year
Traveller type
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Cort F wrote a review Jan 2018
Punta Gorda, Florida11 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
Read more
Date of stay: January 2018
1 Helpful vote
Claire C wrote a review Dec 2017
14 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.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2017
1 Helpful vote
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.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2017
1 Helpful vote
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!
Read more
Date of stay: January 2017
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.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2016
New ZealandSouth Island
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing