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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Owen river lodge exceeded ALL of my expectations! Felix and his dedicated team leave nothing to chance! The rooms, the food, the guides, the location and the personalised service ensure a memorable stay and leave you wanting more!! It was without question, a five star fly fishing experience that I will never forget. We are already looking to book for...

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Catskill, NY
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

To call Owen Riven Lodge a fishing destination would be to neglect its many virtues. My wife and I went as complete novices, really more for the staggeringly beautiful placement near Nelson Lakes than anything else, and were shown enough of the rudiments of flyfishing to actually catch a trout of fair dimensions. Felix and Keeley were wonderful hosts. Hanna,...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are wanting to fly fish in one of the most amazing places in the world, definitely go to Owen River Lodge. Although the price is pretty pricey for young adults, I still think it is worth it. The food, the guides, Felix, the rest of the staff, not to mention the awesome scenery and fly fishing are truly...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everything was perfect! From the delicious meals and clean rooms (right down to the clean duvets) If you needed anything - it was provided. Laundry cleaned no charge. Felix and Keeley make you feel right at home. All of the staff were so friendly. Amanda was the evening hostess and is a true angel. The house keeping staff work quickly...

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Georgetown, Grand Cayman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lodge is a short, scenic drive from Nelson. It's an old farm house that has been completely remodeled and updated. The guest quarters are a short walk and are quite comfortable and have a beautiful view of the nearby mountains. The three course meals were fantastic; featuring local produce. Each was delicious and well portioned. The fishing guides were...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful week of fishing at the Lodge. Fished several different rivers in the area. Chef Ryan and Chef Jo are both wonderfully creative. I highly recommend the Owen River Lodge. Lodge Proprietor, Felix, makes whatever you need happen. Just came back and already miss hearing the sound of Cicadas in the trees.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Situated on the Owens river, a tributary of the Buller river is a fly Fisherman's delight. Hosted by Felix and Kylie the accommodation, food, and general attention to detail are excellent. On top of that you are in the heart of some excellent fly fishing providing the weather plays along and the lodge works with knowledgeable local guides who will...

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Warwick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Returning for my fourth visit, the failure of arrival of summer did not diminish the experience. ORL continues to be welcoming, comfortable, and relaxing, helped in volumes by Felix Borenstein, the owner, assisted by his staff, including chef Ryan, the long suffering casting instructor Kylie, and Keely the resident golden Labrador. The fishing was awesome in spite of the weather....

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Southport, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 5 days for my husband's 70th birthday. David loved the fly-fishing and learnt lots about river fishing from his very experienced guide, Paul. We both enjoyed the beautiful, peaceful setting of the Lodge, the comfortable, spacious cottages and delicious gourmet meals. Felix, Kylie and all the staff are excellent and do whatever is required to make one's stay...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Owen River Lodge is truly a piece of paradise. My son, husband & I arrived a couple of days after Christmas(summertime here) and were welcomed very graciously by the owner, Felix, and his fabulous staff including the superb hostess, Kylie and the best golden retriever ever, Keeley. Chef Jo cooked an awesome 3 course dinner with accompanying wines for us...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Spa
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Owen River Lodge is New Zealand's finest 5 star rated fly fishing lodge. Luxurious, warm and inviting ambiance. Stylish, understated accommodation located right on the Owen River in the South Island of New Zealand. Come and enjoy the stunning food, superb service and outstanding fishing. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Owen River Lodge

Address: 173 Owen Valley East Road, Murchison 7077, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Murchison
Price Range: $490 - $780 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Owen River Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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