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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   173 Owen Valley East Road, Murchison 7077, New Zealand
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago 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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Sutherland Shire, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This was my 2nd visit to Owen River Lodge, the first being my honeymoon in 2010. On this occasion I travelled with my father, who had been seriously ill earlier this year (but fortunately is recovering well now). Hence this was a pretty special trip. I will try to keep my review simple; * The fishing: I have fly-fished all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The Owen River Lodge is a spectacular property. Nestled along the river bank, the six cottage units are all very well appointed and spacious. The main lodge building is the epicurean center of life along the waterway. Excellent food and friendly company. The lodge is well situated to provide access to dozens of trout-filled rivers. Absolutely a joy to stay... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

If you want to experience an elegant ambience, friendly atmosphere, beautiful scenery, delicious cuisine, immaculate residence and top-rated trout fishing, then I strongly encourage a stay with Felix at his Owen River Lodge. Felix devotes all of his time to ensure the highest quality of customer service. Immediately you feel welcomed, comfortable and can relax. The Owen River Lodge is... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Felix has so generously hosted the South Island Casting for Recovery (CFR) weekend retreat for breast cancer survivors for the last 2 years. This is an amazing gesture and is the much needed luxury for 10 deserving cancer survivors. Just to see how these women relax at Owen River Lodge is astounding. Two days of great food, company and scenery... More 

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Bountiful, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Having been at a wide variety of lodges on the south and north island there isn't a lodge that compares...if...and I do mean if you are looking to tackle big bruiser browns. There are a lot of NZ lodges with breathtaking scenery, pampering, culinary artist, shopping, easy 4lb rainbows, heli landing pads and "Orvis Endorsements". But at the end of... More 

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Address: 173 Owen Valley East Road, Murchison 7077, New Zealand
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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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