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Owen River Lodge
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

From the moment you arrive you know you are in a very special place.
Having fished quite a bit in the US and staying at what I thought were nice places, this lodge is a whole new level.
Felix and his staff are nothing short of fabulous! The rooms are absolutely immaculate and beautiful with a view you have see to believe.
The meals are off the chart good prepared by great chefs, Jo and Ryan wowed us each evening with wonderful food and wine.
Our guide David was not only a great guide but a joy to spend the day with.
My wife had never been to a fishing lodge before and I will never be able to top this one.
Thanks to everyone at Owen River Lodge for a memory to last a life time
We will be back again.
Marshall and Cathy
Tucson, Arizona

Room Tip: All rooms are great
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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

After travelling the world for over 40 years nothing comes close to "Owen River Lodge"
Felix and his team delivered way above expectation on all fronts.
The food, accommodation, location and the warm environment provided a sensational holiday experience.
Fishing the local waters provided trout over 5lbs regularly and even produced 11.25lb for one of the guests.
I cannot wait to get back and enjoy the family atmosphere of the lodge where nothing is a problem for the host.

Room Tip: All Suites are perfect
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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

Owen river lodge exceeded ALL of my expectations! Felix and his dedicated team leave nothing to chance! The rooms, the food, the guides, the location and the personalised service ensure a memorable stay and leave you wanting more!! It was without question, a five star fly fishing experience that I will never forget. We are already looking to book for our next adventure and couldn't go past the Owen River Lodge, it was perfect!

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with family
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Thank MickOC1978
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

To call Owen Riven Lodge a fishing destination would be to neglect its many virtues. My wife and I went as complete novices, really more for the staggeringly beautiful placement near Nelson Lakes than anything else, and were shown enough of the rudiments of flyfishing to actually catch a trout of fair dimensions.

Felix and Keeley were wonderful hosts. Hanna, the only woman fishing guide in New Zealand, was a wonder, knowledgeable and infinitely patient with a couple of fishing nincompoops.

Finally, we have to praise the chef, Ryan After visiting New Zealand five years running, we agree he is as good a cook as any we've encountered. The man is seriously talented. He could do well anywhere.

We've already booked in for next year!

Room Tip: I believe they're all the same!
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  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

If you are wanting to fly fish in one of the most amazing places in the world, definitely go to Owen River Lodge. Although the price is pretty pricey for young adults, I still think it is worth it. The food, the guides, Felix, the rest of the staff, not to mention the awesome scenery and fly fishing are truly incredible. My friend, Emily, and I were lucky enough to have Hannah as our guide. We had SO much fun with her and she really knew her stuff. We feel like we not only had the most amazing vacation and adventure, but we made friends that we will continue relationships with. I cannot express enough how much we loved it there and how much we loved our guide, Hannah. Everything was perfect!

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about 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: $707 - $1,125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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