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New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am very fortunate enough to have a wife who allowed me a couple of days on our recent vacation to NZ to fish "a little." I am also fortunate enough to have spent a couple days fishing with Scotty. The weather conditions were poor, it was a tad early in the season but somehow Scotty turned that into a... More 

Thank benrose1667
Brooklyn, New York
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

What a great place! My husband and I spent two nights of our honeymoon with Scott and Leya and enjoyed every moment. We were greeted with such warmth that made us feel right at home in the lodge from the moment we stepped in the door. The food was delicious, and we so enjoyed ending our day having drinks and... More 

1 Thank MegRose11213
Durban, South Africa
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7 reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2016

What can we say? We planned our whole New Zealand adventure around our stay at River Haven Lodge in Murchison so that Scotty would be my husband's guide as he is rated as one of the best guides in New Zealand. He was a wonderful guide and companion during the 5 days we spent there and we both had the... More 

Thank Sally P
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 March 2016

This is undoubtedly a world class lodge offering delightful accommodation in state of the art, beautifully appointed river side log cabins, with great attention to detail . Nestled in the Kahurangi Park, this true gem is the perfect base for your South Island flyfishing adventure. I have been roaming NZ pursuing trout fishing for over 15 years ( 10 of... More 

Thank Pierjoma
Battle Creek, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 24 March 2016

My wife and I and our friend John spent 10 days touring the South Island and fly fishing at four different lodges. River Haven Lodge was by far the best lodge that we visited (and the others weren't shabby either!). Leya and Scotty are fantastic hosts and the food and wine were top notch. Scotty is by far the most... More 

Thank Robert P
Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Superb location, guides, hospitality - what more can one ask for? And lots of feisty brown trout! These guys know their stuff in all areas and do it with the most welcoming and comfortable attitude. The trout guiding is pitched to the angler's interest and skills and after the first day my technique had improved immensely and continued for the... More 

Thank boobook11
Chico, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2016

I had been dreaming for years of fly fishing in New Zealand. As my trip worked out, I began with 4 nights and 3 days of fishing with Scotty and Leya at River Haven before doing a tour of the South Island and more fishing further south. I could not have had a better introduction to New Zealand and its... More 

1 Thank Didi T
Beausoleil, France
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Hands down the most outstanding operation on the south island. From the moment we arrived we felt like we were part of the family. Excellent guides, superbe atmosphere, great food, wine and of course Scott "the trout" Murray......will be back.

1 Thank Viry120
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

It pains me to write this review because I am just letting more people know how amazing River Haven Lodge is, thereby, making it even harder on myself to get a trip booked there in the future. I am not a professional fly fisherman, but I have been to many lodges and gone out with dozens of guides and nothing... More 

2 Thank KJDavin
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016

We chose this lodge after considerable research and were not disappointed. River Haven may have a rather low key presence on the internet compared with its flashier rivals but it lacks nothing. We stayed for 4 nights in January 2016 arriving when the rivers were extremely high following heavy rain. This restricted the choice of water but in the end... More 


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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Specialty Fly Fishing Lodge, with "All Inclusive" rates to include:* Well-appointed river-front log cabins with every convenience from flat screen TV to refrigerators.. (For one or two guests)* All Meals; Full breakfast in the Lodge, picnic lunch on the river, bar snacks upon returning, and three course dinner in the lodge. Now Included, Complimentary house wine and beer! Don't forget to ask about our Specials!Airport Transfers Available Upon RequestBrilliant Team of Guides led by Scott "The Trout" Murray! Guiding includes:* All transfers to/from rivers* Picnic lunch* Hand-tied flies to match what the fishery calls for..* Any gear required: Waders, gravel guards, boots, rods/reels, rain jackets ... more   less 

Additional Information about River Haven Lodge

Address: RD 3 | Longford, Murchison 7077, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Murchison
Price Range: ₹ 19,377 - ₹ 36,331 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“all the cabins and rooms within the lodge are superb. it only sleeps 10 altogether - and each one has incredible attention to detail”
 of 5 bubbles Sallypt70, 11 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All cabins are equivalent.”
 of 5 bubbles robertpW5514HM, 24 Mar 2016 | Read review
“There are just 3 cabins and they're all great -- comfortable, roomy but cozy and with all the amenities you might need.”
  • Just outside my cabin
 of 5 bubbles 395didit, 13 Mar 2016 | Read review
“We had the choice of any of the cabins, any choice would be great”
 of 5 bubbles V7795EUdavidb, 29 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Log cabins really give a country feel.”
 of 5 bubbles SandK331, 10 Oct 2015 | Read review
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