This is an extremely comfortable, well run and well situated home, deserving more than 5 stars. Diane and Barry are the most relaxed and warm hearted welcoming hosts you could wish for. The rooms are spacious, the bathrooms impeccable, and the sumptuous breakfasts, cooked to order from a selection of local and home made ingredients, are the perfect start to a day on the river.
Everything is possible, and nothing was too much trouble:- outstanding!
Barry is an outstanding guide. No matter what your flyfishing skill, a day or two on the local rivers with Barry at the beginning of your trip is indispensable, as he will focus on presentation techniques and fly selection, maximising your chances.
Despite the large numbers of large fish in the Mataura and other rivers, they are not at all easy to catch. Barry's patience and knowledge ensured my subsequent week's flyfishing in the area was successful far beyond my expectations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wentworth Heights luxury Bed & Breakfast / Homestay accommodation located in Gore, Southland, New Zealand, is only 2 minutes drive from the Mataura River - offering some of the best dry fly wild brown trout fishing in the world.Our excellent location makes Wentworth Heights Bed & Breakfast an ideal stopover between Dunedin & Te Anau. Queenstown, Fiordland, Invercargill and the beautiful unspoilt Catlins are all within a 1-2 hour drive. Our B & B / Homestay, featuring spectacular views of surrounding farmland, Hokonui Hills, Mataura River and Gore township, is situated on a 12 acre farmlet, with a few cattle, sheep and pet lambs in springtime - as mentioned in 'Rough Guide'. Diane and Barry welcome you to enjoy genuine Southern hospitality, or to make your stay as private as you wish. ... more less