We recently returned to Sydney from our third annual weekly stay at Riversong and have booked another week in February 2009. The whole experience is reminiscent of my visits to relatives on summer holidays in the country as a young child growing up in the depths of New York City. We really cannot speak highly enough of the hosts,Ian and Ann. Both former professionals, they are dedicated , warm and caring and make sincere efforts to get to know their guests and ensure a pleasurable stay for all.Accordingly, every detail from the from the freshly baked cookies in the room, to the comfortable bed and bath linen, superb views,fresh homemade breakfasts as well as the cleanliness and charming decor contribute to making Riversong just about as good as it gets.
During our visits we have shared the kitchen breakfast table overlooking Ann's creative and picturesque garden with many other travellers from diverse worldwide locations and backgrounds. All seemingly bound by a desire to enrich their travel experience with charm,nature and local culture so often missing in today's global urban lifestyle.Witout exception, all agreed that this charming B&B on the banks of the Clutha River
was a "great find", one of those special places to return to. Moreover, many looked upon Ian and Ann as newly found friends and indeed this was our experience. Can you really ask for more ?
Well yes, that is if you are a keen fly fisherman as I am or want to learn as my Partner did. Then treat yourself toa day or more on some of New Zealands remote and pristine rivers guided by Ian or fellow guide John the deer farmer and they will put you on to some trophy sized Trout. If however, you want to do it on your own then there is always the Clutha at your door step, full of large strong Trout but getting one on your line is another story.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Quality bed & breakfast accommodation in a unique riverside setting just minutes from Wanaka town and the lake. Guestrooms have en-suite bathrooms & stunning river & mountain views. Cooked or continental breakfast included, guest library, internet, parking. Relax in our private gardens, enjoy river walks & superb fly fishing from our backdoor. Take advantage of our local fishing knowledge, tuition and guiding service. ... more less