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Owen River Lodge

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173 Owen Valley East Road, Murchison 7077, New Zealand
Owen River Lodge
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Our five night stay at Owen River Lodge was the highlight of a recent combined fishing and sightseeing trip to New Zealand for my wife and I. Felix is the consummate host and attends to every detail for his guests. My knowledgeable guide Dave successfully coached me through my first New Zealand fishing experience with patience and good humor. The... More 

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I recently spent a weekend at Owen River Lodge, my first experience of fly fishing. The Lodge is situated in a divine location surrounded by New Zealand's natural beauty, with the Owen River, fishing, and tranquility right on your doorstep. Felix was the perfect host making the weekend experience superb. Chef Ryan provided 5 star cuisine, and together with luxury... More 

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Ruby Bay, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Felix's integrity is at the heart of this relaxing, beautiful and restful Lodge. Of course the scenery, fishing and natural beauty of NZ abound however what makes this place special is the attention to detail, kindness and generosity of its host. Nothing is spared. The food is nothing short of superb thanks to Ryan, the massage is right on thanks... More 

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Beautiful setting with all rooms overlooking the gorgeous Owen River. Service was second to none! Felix is the perfect host, and the food is AMAZING! If you never fished, you could not help but enjoy the peace and tranquility of the lodge - but when you do fish it just gets even better! I just loved my stay here. Thanks... More 

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Takaka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My visit to Owen River Lodge was as a participant in the Casting for Recovery Retreat. I have never fly fished before, and this was my introduction weekend. Felix opened his unique Lodge for those of us who were lucky enough to be offered this experience. Such a great location and perfectly appointed rooms, it was an added delight to... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

On arrival at this superb lodge, you are treated by Felix who has everything at his finger tips, and then you realise that amazing location, and this is followed by the superb view of the Owen river from every room, we knew instantly this was going to be something special and we were not wrong. Our first huge surprise was... More 

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SYDNEY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

A truly great fishing lodge with service from the owner Felix and chef Ryan, co- chef Cheryl and guide Paul all made for that perfect combination of relaxation and enjoyment. The fantastic location on the banks of the Owen River allows the participants to refresh , rewind and open up. Not to be missed for those wanting an intimate lodge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful stay at Owen river lodge! The fishing was great, and the guides were awesome. Most importantly, at the end of the day there was good company, excellent five star dining, and all the comforts of home. Felix was a magnificent host, along with all of his staff, which made for a great trip. We would love... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The entire experience from backdrop of landscape, to accommodation, food, hospitality and the interaction with other thoroughly interesting guests, made the entire stay at Owen River Lodge, a delight. The fishing guide we were provided with and the rivers we fished, were second to none. Could not recommend Owen River Lodge high enough. Will definitely be going back.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My partner and I have just spent five days at Owen River Lodge, initially we were attracted by the fly fishing the area is famous for, but we found it was much much more than that. The comfortable accomodation, the fine dining, the attentive host, staff and fishing guides made it a very memorable experience. Our biggest recommendation is that... More 

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