A fly-fishing paradise, the peaceful settlement of Athol attracts anglers from around the globe.

  • Mataura Lodge Athol

    In the heart of Athol, Mataura Lodge is immaculately renovated and offers three king-sized bedrooms, two large bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities. The generous living space, featuring a log burner with stone surround, will quickly become the heart of your stay.

  • Athol Gallery

    The Athol Gallery represents both established and new artists who have a deep connection to the local landscape and rural life. From majestic portrayals of stunning scenery to capturing the everyday beauty of rural activities, we offer a diverse selection of quality artwork including sculptural pieces, oil paintings, watercolours and printmaking. Our purpose built gallery space is warm and light and we welcome you to pop in when riding by, be it for a quick look or a chat.

  • The Lodge Athol and Holiday Park

    Athol, Northern Southland - just an hour from Queenstown, Te Anau, Invercargill and Gore. So you can enjoy your stay in our peaceful surrounds whilst never being far away from your next adventure. Be it relaxing in our lodge, complete with all the amentities you could wish for, or parking your motorhome next to your personal ensuite bathroom, we have something for everyone.

  • The Brown Trout Café

    The Brown Trout Cafe offers a range of delicious home-made food with both dine-in and take-away options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. From pies and sandwiches to scrumptious scones and muffins, we also serve great locally-roasted ROAR coffee or a resfreshing non-alchoholic or alchoholic drink. There's something bound to appease your appetite. A great spot to stop!

  • The Hide Café & Garden Bar

    Located in Athol, the Hide offers a delicious selection of dine in and takeaway food from 7.30am right through to evening dining. The Hide has a fully stocked bar with a selection of wine and beer from New Zealand and overseas which can be enjoyed on or off premises. Our garden bar is the perfect place to unwind. Over the summer months, there are market stalls each Sunday and frequently live music to create a great vibe on a sunny day. There is a great selection of giftware, homewares and Kiwiana for you to browse while taking a break. The Hide also run a reasonably-priced courtesy coach for those staying in the area. We can pick you up and return you home after dinner (pre bookings are essential).