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173 Owen Valley East Road, Murchison 7077 New Zealand
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Owen River Lodge is New Zealand's finest 5 star rated fly fishing lodge. Luxurious, warm and inviting ambiance. Stylish, understated accommodation located right on the Owen River in the South Island of New Zealand. Come and enjoy the stunning food, superb service and outstanding fishing.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
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173 Owen Valley East Road, Murchison 7077 New Zealand
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917waynen wrote a review 4 May
Cambridge, New Zealand21 contributions
After a two year holiday hiatus, escaping to Owen River Lodge was simply brilliant! Felix, Kylie, Ryan and Jo looked after us so well and treated us like friends rather than guests. The food was exquisite and beautifully presented - barista coffee in the morning was a god send and dining each night with Felix and Kylie was a delight and a laugh. I am a reasonably proficient fly fisher and my wife a novice and Chris our guide was able to meet both our needs and we both caught fish. I was also lucky enough to have a real back country fishing experience with Chris and it was simply brilliant. We can highly recommend a stay and fish at Owen River Lodge to relax, enjoy great food and wine, and get out on a river fishing for big brown trout! We hope to get back soon.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Felix Borenstein, Owner at Owen River Lodge
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Hi Wayne, I realise how busy you are and am very thankful you took the time to write such a glowing review . We all look forward to you & Cheryl's return
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Sheryl M wrote a review Apr 2022
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A truly fantastic getaway for those who love anything about fly fishing, great value and totally worth the cost, the guides are very skilled and able to put you on the fish, right through to landing them, there's activities for non fishing folk too
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Thank you for coming along to our Luxury women's fly fishing retreat Sheryl. It was wonderful to meet you and see a group of women having so much fun !
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Stu H wrote a review Mar 2022
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Felix, Kylie, Ryan and Chris did a fantastic job looking after us. Lodge is in a perfect spot, great accommodation, food to die for and excellent fishing with Chris. Highly recommended to those who are expert or, like us, beginner fly fishers for brown trout. Picturesque scenery and nice people.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Felix Borenstein, Owner at Owen River Lodge
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We were very fortunate that so many kiwi's decided to come and learn how to fly fish. Thank you for taking the time to write your review - its very much appreciated
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Leanne R wrote a review Feb 2022
Auckland, New Zealand86 contributions36 helpful votes
Owen River was a welcome break from Covid at the end of 2021. My previous experience' on the water', was three days, so l was looking forward to fishing in the Upper South Island. Felix is a relaxed host with a good sense of humour. Kylie has a calm demeanor and her previous experience as a teacher showed, during a casting lesson on the day we arrived. We enjoyed drinks and nibbles at the bar, then Chef Ryan cooked up beautiful evening meals. Using the Lodge's equipment made things easy. Felix has quality Fly Fishing gear, that was clean and well maintained. Paul was my Guide for both days. His 32 years experience showed. We hooked 13 fish and landed 8 on the first day. The browns were more illusive the second day, but managed to land a couple good sized, after losing a few. I appreciated Paul's systematic approach to catching fish. His techniques worked, the results above can be attributed to him. The best take out from the stay was that I left a better Fly Fisherman than when I arrived. The scenery superb and fun was had. We loved falling asleep to and waking up to the sound of Owen River. One of Life's great experiences.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Felix Borenstein, Owner at Owen River Lodge
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Thank you Peter, it was a delight to meet you & Leanne. I appreciate you taking the time to write such a lovely review. The ORL team and I look forward to seeing you here again next season.
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Joanna N wrote a review Dec 2021
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We had the pleasure to attend the first "learn to fly fish" weekend at Owen River Lodge - what a brilliant thing to do. Kylie is a qualified fly casting instructor and has the patience of a saint! Her skills will have you catching trout in no time - I can attest to that; I was an absolute beginner and I landed a nice 5 pounder!! Felix and Kylie are wonderful hosts and the accommodation, food and outdoor environment are top notch and suited us extremely well. From the moment we arrived until we left, we were so well taken care of, we barely had to think for ourselves! We were teamed up with Adam who showed us some amazing fishing spots, was generous with his knowledge and provided us with lifelong tips and tricks. This is definitely an experience that we intend to repeat.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Felix Borenstein, Owner at Owen River Lodge
Responded 13 Dec 2021
Thank you Jo for coming along to our Learn to Fly Fish weekend , it was great to meet you & Sam ! And thank you for writing such a glowing review and for landing that magnificent 5lb wild New Zealand brown trout
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Frequently Asked Questions about Owen River Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Owen River Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Owen River Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Owen River Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Owen River Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Owen River Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Owen River Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Owen River Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.