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Owen River Lodge
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

It's difficult to find enough positive superlatives to describe Owen River Lodge. The hospitality was, without exception, above and beyond in expectations: congenial, helpful, and exceptionally competent. Chef Ryan would be difficult to top in any milieu. His creations were imaginative, delicious and well-presented. The fishing experience was without equal: the guides were tops: knowledgeable, helpful and delightful company. The facilities were immaculate, well-cared for, and located in an absolutely gorgeous setting. I doubt that anyone, anywhere could find a better, more enjoyable fishing holiday.

  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Had an incredible stay at Owen River Lodge in December. I am a pretty serious flyfisherman so the fishing aspect was the most important part and it truly exceeded my expectations! Felix did a great job matching us to a guide (Tom) that was just as passionate about trout as I am. As for the room and amenities, the word that comes to mind is perfection. The attention to detail was amazing. Great food and great company for dinners. The entire staff was awesome including the Labs! I tried to find something Felix got wrong but truly couldn’t think of anything. Overall, it was an incredible stay at an even more incredible place.

Stayed: December 2017, travelled with family
1  Thank Brier K
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

We spent three days at Owen River Lodge....wish we had two more. We flew to Nelson and had an easy and beautiful 1 hour 10 minute drive to Owen River. We were met by Felix and Keely's beautiful dogs and quickly got settled with a lovely glass of wine and gorgeous food. The rooms are comfortable and quaint and it is fun to eat with the other guests before and after fishing.....the best part may be Chef Ryan's master pieces but those are often overshadowed by the fish tails. The guides are tremendous. The rivers are unspoiled and clear. We heli-fished and drove into remote areas. The fish bite and so do the sand flies....but Felix will save the day with his natural bug repellent. If you do not feel like fishing, it is easy to get to Abel Tasman, which is a must. Also, Felix can pull out his mountain bikes and you can easily take a 12 KM ride that winds along the Owen RIver and all its glory. This fishing lodge isn't to be missed. If you REALLY like to fish, this is the place!

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Shelley L
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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at Owen River Lodge for three days on our honeymoon. It was our first time fly fishing and an incredible experience we will never forget! Felix and team really exceeded every expectation. They made us feel at home, welcome and were very accommodating to us beginners ;) , teaching us everything we need to know in order to have a great day fishing. The room and amenities couldn't have been better, the food world-class, the wine plenty, and our fishing guide, Tom, was fabulous!! We are now hooked on fly fishing and can't wait to come back to Owen River Lodge some day!

Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

Just completed a lovely 4-night stay at the Owen River Lodge. Felix is a wonderful host, the facilities and equipment provided are top notch, and the food outstanding. Spent 3 days fishing with guide Adam who put us on to MANY large brown trout, and I can't recommend the Owen River Lodge highly enough.

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled with friends
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