guiding fee - geographic location - accommodation options
Our daily guiding fee for the 2023/24 is NZ$900.00. 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.
We accept payment via direct bank deposit or Visa and Mastercard. We can email you our bank details if you prefer to transfer funds via the internet. Accounts settled using a Visa or MasterCard credit card will attract a transaction fee of 2% of the value of the transaction.
DEPOSIT AND CANCELLATION POLICY
You can secure your booking by providing us with a deposit of 50% of the total guiding fee.
Kehu Guiding is a small business and cancellations affect us greatly. We strongly advise anglers to take out travel insurance to protect against unexpected changes to their travel plans.
If your reservation is cancelled or the dates amended within 90 days of your arrival, there will be a charge of 25% of the total guiding fee.
Within 60 days of arrival, there will be a charge of 50%
Within 45 days of arrival, there will be a charge of 75%
Within 30 days of arrival, there will be a charge of 100%
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$200.00 one way) or to Murchison (NZ$300.00 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$180.00 per person per night which covers a delicious campfire dinner, wine, beverages, breakfast and use of all camping equipment including sleeping bags.