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  • 29 Nov. 2016
    “Fly fishing heaven on earth!”
  • 26 Mar. 2016
    “Great Stop on the Trip of Life”
78 School Road, Makarora 9832 New Zealand See on map
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Fly out by helicopter to picturesque rivers. With only 4 rooms this little lodge three hours north of Queenstown in a small village called Makarora is New Zealand's top fly out fishing lodge. ...More Less
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USD 1,000 - USD 3,000 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Makarora
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Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to fly fish. The food is amazing. The fishing is fantastic with great guides. When we fished there the rain was falling hard and some rivers were blown out but having a dedicated chopper allowed the guides to find us...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Chis and his crew really did a nice job of making our trip special. The accommodations and food were superb. We really felt at home and were comfortable during our entire stay. The chef is 5 star and the helicopter fishing is super cool and...More

2  Thank W5007GEmichaell
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

Amazing amazing Area and people are awesome, the basin is so beautiful and I really love my experience in time and Makarora I would love to go back soon as the place is amazing and just so many beautiful gems around the area

1  Thank Nazih W
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