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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   173 Owen Valley East Road, Murchison 7077, New Zealand
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Owen River Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned home from our fourth trip to Owen River Lodge, and I'm checking the calendar to book in our dates for next year. Why do we keep going back? Because Felix makes it his mission to optimise our fishing time. Starting the day with a big breakfast, we are off fishing for the entire day with a... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the first review I have ever given on trip Advisor as I think it is important when you have a travel experience that is exceptional you should let others know. The Owen River Lodge is located on the Owen River and every room has an amazing view with a porch to enjoy. The photos on the website don’t... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Felix has built one of the finest fishing lodges in his entire hemisphere, the best in the world for sighted brown trout, IMHO. Our 3 days there were over all too soon but the memories will last a lifetime. Excellent accommodation, superb cuisine, incredible attention to detail, and wonderful friends made around the table at dinner combined to make our... More 

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Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment I stepped out of the car at Owen River Lodge I knew this was going to be a special week to remember. Felix the owner and host greeted us with a warm welcome upon arrival ,and showed me to my spacious and extremely cosy room,which had the added bonus of a verandah to sit and take in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had heard only wonderful things about Owen River Lodge, and it was even better than what we had heard! The lodge and the grounds overlooking the river are beautiful. The accommodations and the food are superb! Owner Felix and his staff are the best. Everyone was welcoming and so friendly. It was great to spend some time with them... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

My husband and I travel to New Zealand every November to fish. This year we spent 2 weeks on the north island and one on the south island. The weather was universally terrible both places but we know that Spring weather is very "changeable". Felix greeted us upon arrival and we soon felt like old friends. Owen River Lodge had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

This was our first visit to Owen River Lodge and we can't wait to go back! Fishing, food and Felix's "southern" hospitality were top notch. My husband had heard stories of the huge brown trout in New Zealand and when our guide showed us that first trout he was one happy fisherman! Thanks Felix for a fabulous trip! Ogden and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

A week ago I returned from my 9th visit to Owen River Lodge. Friends and other travelers ask why I keep going back to the same place. For me it's simple. Having been to most of the other luxury fishing lodges in New Zealand I see no reason to change. In those 9 years I have landed over 100 trout... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

In short, Felix runs a first class operation at Owen River Lodge. The setting is gorgeous, the clientele international, the food spectacular, the guiding excellent, the lodge intimate, and the hospitality gracious. The choice of rivers to fish is enormous. My wife and I fished at a time when there was lots of rain which made it tough, but the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My visit to Owen River Lodge was a last minute addition to an Australian vacation. Time constraints limited me to two days of fishing. What a fortunate circumstance to spend my NZ time with Felix and his team at Owen River Lodge. From the accomodations to the wonderful meals served in the lodge, the experience is first rate. The fishing... More 

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Address: 173 Owen Valley East Road, Murchison 7077, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Murchison
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Owen River Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 6

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