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Owen River Lodge

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173 Owen Valley East Road, Murchison 7077, New Zealand
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Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A truly remarkable experience. After recovering from the jet lag and recapping our trip to NZ, we were in total agreement - that our time at Owen River Lodge was hands down the BEST part of our trip. Our only regret is not staying at ORL longer! Felix is the most gracious host, Ryan's cuisine was out of this WORLD... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Owen River Lodge. I seriously cannot say enough about our stay there. It was absolute perfection! When we pulled in we were greeted by Felix and we were shown to our room, which has a large picture window with a gorgeous view. Rooms/cabins are spacious and have comfortable beds, large bathroom, sitting area inside and outside. Snacks and drinks (happy... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Owen River Lodge is the perfect combination of 5 Star and comfortable. The lodge is nestled along the picturesque Owen River, surrounded by lush green hills and, of course, sheep! The six bungalows are spacious and well-appointed. Breakfast and dinner are served at the huge dining table in the lodge, so it is a great opportunity to mingle with... More 

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Merimbula, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Felix, you are the perfect host of New Zealand's best fly fishing lodge! Relaxed, understated yet sophisticated and luxurious. Of course, the fishing is simply outstanding with a huge number of drive to and heli rivers to fish. I was very impressed with Owen River Lodge and will return with my wife. Micah Adams host- Adventure Angler TV series

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I cannot imagine having a better time. Every detail at Owens River Lodge is perfect. Simple elegance, great showers, all the amenities, lovely towels, FANTASTIC food and all the beer and wine you can drink. The house wine was also one of my favorite New Zealand wines - Neurdorf. The view from our cottage is breathtaking and so calm it... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

It’s such a treat when literally every aspect of an experience exceeds one’s expectations. Owen River Lodge is that and more. Proprietor Felix Borenstein offers accommodations, cuisine, décor, and a setting that are richly and deeply satisfying. On top of that there’s The Fishing—why most folks come here. It is, in fact, the stuff of legends. Epic water, outstanding guides,... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

My husband booked our stay here for the world-class brown trout fishing and wasn't disappointed. Felix and his staff and guides are expert at what they do. I (a non-fisher) was pleasantly surprised by everything else that the lodge had to offer. The rooms were beautifully simple and well appointed with all the amenities you expect from a 1st class... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Felix, the owner, has a wonderful dry sense of humor, but takes his property and what New Zealand fishing has to offer very seriously! A beautiful camp site, 6 very comfortable cottages, incredible vistas, experienced fishing guides with some of the best brown trout nature has to offer, exquisite dining topped off by some of New Zealand's great wines. A... More 

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

My advice to any passionate fly fisherman keen to hunt & catch huge brown trout in superb condition, in crystal clear beautiful rivers flowing through magnificent scenic countryside ... look no further ... treat yourself to at least a week at the Owen River Lodge and endulge yourself in excellent accommodation, fine food and wine and superb service provided by... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

With all the troubles in the world- one needs to get away and recharge the batteries and connect with ones inner self. Owen River Lodge is the place. Trekking in the pristine rivers, guided by people who love the environment and are expert in sight fishing, for those monster trout is an experience I will never forget and I look... More 

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