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Owen River Lodge
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“Best honeymoon spot in New Zealand”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

My wife and I stayed at Owen River Lodge as part of our honeymoon. It was one of the most memorable and relaxing experiences we have had. Felix and his team are so welcoming and provided anything we needed. The accommodations are very comfortable, the cabins are the perfect balance between rustic and sophisticated. Not to mention the view is incredible. The food did not disappoint either, it is as advertised five star! The fly fishing was a blast and our guide made it an experience we will never forget. My wife and I would absolutely recommend Owen River to anyone visiting New Zealand. If we go back we will make sure to stay here again!

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Green Features: They are extremely environmentally friendly. They collect rain water and all of the food is responsibly sourced. They compost and grow their own veggies and herbs.
  • Stayed October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Kula, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful start to a vacation in New Zealand! This was a " 10" and we are looking forward to our next stay.
Thank you to all the people that makes this Fly
Fishing lodge feel like home.
Much Aloha
The Smith's

Stayed October 2016, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Owen River Lodge is just a superb adventure. All staff attend to every detail to ensure you have the best possible experience. It's like visiting close friends for a few days. Magnificent meals, great coffee and conversation in a warm friendly environment and then there's the fishing. I enjoyed three days of guided fishing and as an intermediate level 'fly caster' managed 18 trout between 3 and 7 lbs with a couple of others using well practiced escape techniques to avoid the net. Make no mistake, these fish are hard to catch. I only managed this due to the outstanding coaching of my guide. He spotted the fish, explained the perfect position to drop the fly, and then tutored me on how to control these powerful fish in deep fast flowing water. Whilst it's a mecca for fly fishers, it's an idyllic setting for partners who don't fish. Between luxurious rooms, a beautifully appointed lodge and glorious gardens, there was always somewhere comfortable to sit and relax. Put this one on your bucket list but be prepared for a return visit.

  • Stayed October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Set in tranquil valley of flying fishing heaven Owen River Lodge is a must!

Felix the host was generous , kind and welcoming. The food was simply amazing and the massage was just what the doctor ordered. The accommodation is private, warm and spotless, with views over the valley. The river is full of trout and the fishing was brilliant.

I can't recommend the experience enough.

Stayed April 2016, travelled with friends
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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

I had the good fortune to be selected on this retreat Casting for Recovery last weekend. Felix very generously opens up his lodge for a group of ladies to learn how to cast and fly fish. I can not speak highly enough of the hospitality shown to everyone along with mouth watering food from chef Ryan. The setting is peaceful and the accommodation is spotless large and very comfortable. Nothing was too much trouble and every need was catered for. So to Felix cant thank you enough for a life changing weekend.

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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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