guiding fee - geographic location - accommodation options
Our daily guiding fee for the 2018/19 is NZ$770.00. This rate is inclusive of New Zealand’s 15% Goods and Services Tax and is valid for one or two anglers.The rate includes transport, any tackle required, a delicious riverside lunch and flies but does not include your fishing licence.You can conveniently arrange and pay for your licence online before you travel at Fish and Game New Zealand.
Reservations are secured by a 25% deposit – we accept Visa and Mastercard. We can email you our bank details if you prefer to transfer funds via the internet.
If your reservation is cancelled within 90 days of arrival there will be a charge of 25% of the total guiding tariff – within 45 days there will be a charge of 100%. Kehu guiding is a small business and cancellations affect us greatly. We will endeavour to find a replacement angler for your reserved space and if successful we will refund your deposit. We highly recommend that you take out travel insurance to protect against unexpected changes to your travel plans.
We are situated at the northern end of New Zealand’s South Island – 90km south of Nelson in the Tasman region. Our property borders the Nelson Lakes National Park. For further information about New Zealand visit New Zealand Tourism.
Anglers typically fly in to Nelson airport. We can arrange airport transfers for you, either to St Arnaud (NZ$160.00 one way) or to Murchison (NZ$200.00 one way). Alternatively we are happy to assist you with rental car arrangements from Nelson airport.
For those who choose to take a flyfishing trip to another location in the South Island with their guide, all on road expenses (accommodation, food and some diesel costs) need to be paid by the angler. These costs will of course depend on the distance travelled, accommodation options etc.
We are happy to help you arrange accommodation to suit your preference and budget – from luxury lodge to backpacker accommodation. There are several local options – so let us know what you have in mind and we can either direct you to various web sites or make these arrangements on your behalf.
We have an overnight campout fee of NZ$170.00 per person per night which covers a delicious campfire dinner, wine, beverages, breakfast and use of all camping equipment including sleeping bags.