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“Simply The Best” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Owen River Lodge
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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Simply The Best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

We just returned to Owen River Lodge for our second visit and again it was a terrific experience.
Felix and his team's hospitality is first class. Nothing is too much trouble. The rooms are very well appointed and the lodge itself is set up perfectly for guests. The food was exceptional and the wine list very well selected.
For the fly fishermen it is everything you would want and more. All the gear (rods, reels, lines, waders, boots) is top shelf & the guides are experienced pros who put you on fish as well as being great company for a day on the river. The many rivers that are accessible in the area are world class. We are far from experienced fly fishing anglers but again we landed very nice wild brown trout on this trip. I would highly recommend Owen River Lodge and will be coming back for sure.

  • Stayed April 2016, travelled with friends
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Tamworth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

This was our first visit to Felix's Owen River Lodge. A great location on the Owen River. The rooms are very comfortable and well insulated, keeping quite cosy overnight. The three staff on this visit were Lilly, Jo and Ryan. Jo and Ryan are the chefs, and the food is excellent. The guided fishing was great, albeit not producing a 10lb brown, but you fish in absolute magic country and rivers.
Definitely worth a return visit.

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Green Features: Very environmentally conscious and you can see the reason why when you stay here.
  • Stayed April 2016, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

just a great place. the accommodation, food, hospitality and of course the fishing are really world class. a great team all round. felix is an excellent host and has superb staff always on hand. it was our first time to nz, and a great intro. next time though we would stay for a while longer

  • Stayed March 2016, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Owen River Lodge was my first opportunity to visit New Zealand, and the trip was exceptional! The accommodations were fantastic and extremely comfortable. The food was delightful, and I waited each evening with excitement to find out what delicacies were on offer for dinner.

The setting of the lodge is wonderful with "postcard picture" views available from each room. How can I forget the fishing? I can't!! The brown trout fishing was world class, and my guide worked as hard as all the staff at the lodge to make sure my trip was a successful fishing trip.

Felix and staff pay attention to the details, and go out of their way to ensure that guests of the Owen River Lodge are taken care of. This is what makes Owen River Lodge such an exceptional trip! I thoroughly enjoyed my 6 nights and 5 days fishing, and I certainly plan on being a repeat visitor!!

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  • Stayed March 2016, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

This is the place - if you have ever dreamed of fly fishing in New Zealand, Owen River Lodge is it! From the moment we arrived, our host Felix made us feel like old friends. Our accommodations were superb, 5 star all the way. Our chefs, Ryan and Jo, prepared wonderful meals every day. The fishing guides were extremely professional and knowledgable about the areas many rivers. I caught 5 to 8 lb trout every day - I cannot say enough about what a great experience this was!

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  • Stayed March 2016, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Owen River Lodge

Property: Owen River Lodge
Address: 173 Owen Valley East Road, Murchison 7077, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Murchison
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Speciality Lodging in Murchison
Price range (per night): $697 - $1,110
Hotel Class:5 star — Owen River Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 

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