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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 9 January 2014

My wife and I just spent 7 days at Owen River Lodge with 3 days guided fishing and 4 tacking the region's rivers on our own - albeit with some tips from owner Felix. On the guided days we hooked 18 brown trout and landed 11 including a purple patch on the Owen a River itself when we hooked 8...

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Aberdeenshire
Reviewed 24 December 2013

My husband and I have just spent four days at the exquisitely located Owen River Lodge and it has been one of the highlights of our trip to NZ - fantastic views from the beautifully appointed rooms, gourmet food served in an intimate and friendly environment and amazing fishing in some of the most beautiful spots on the planet. What's...

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Ballarat, Australia
Reviewed 23 December 2013

First a confession: I’m a long-time friend of Felix, the owner of ORL. Hopefully that doesn’t disqualify me from offering my two cents worth on his operation & more particularly the surrounding fishery, but you be the judge. Anyway, I’ve stayed at ORL as a guest about a dozen times now. I love the lodge – it’s look, feel and...

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1Thank Philip W
Reviewed 22 December 2013 via mobile

We spent seven days at Owen River Lodge and it was incredible. A beautiful setting, fabulous host, great guides and a real sense of bonhomie that adds something extra special to the trip. After a day's fishing we kicked back in the spa and enjoyed the beauty surrounding us. For foodies, the meals from chef Ryan are absolutely amazing! We...

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3Thank Georgina S
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 20 December 2013

This is a review quite different to the gushing ones - after two consecutive years ORL in my experience is not a dream, is not the best etc. etc. Felix may encourage these reviews but he would. My wife and I have just returned from 5 days at ORL. Basically fishing was feasible for only 1 1/2 days due to...

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Felix B, Owner at Owen River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Harry, I’m terribly sorry to hear that our weather & the fishing did not meet up to your expectations. The rivers that surround Owen River Lodge are wild rivers that are inhabited by wild brown trout. It’s no coincidence that wild trout live in wild places and it doesn’t matter where you go in this world, if you fly...

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 12 December 2013

My father an I just returned form 5 days at Owen river Lodge. In all respects I can give nothing but praise to Flex and his team. In concert with impeccable taste, service and gastronomical delights, the lodge also manages to serve up a daily menu of fishing that I suspect is unparalleled. Raging freestone rivers are carefully melded with...

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1Thank Bill F
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 4 December 2013

Felix and his team (including Keeley the dog), are providing the most wonderful New Zealand fly fishing experience here at Owen river. Even in tough conditions and bad weather there is always a smile and nothing is too much for them to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. The beauty, peace and serenity of the location is...

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1Thank JetLaggedMaureen
Reviewed 27 November 2013

From all aspects the Owen River Lodge stands out as the BEST. Felix has put together a team of people who provide great and genuine hospitality, food and guiding. NOTHING was too much trouble and Felix, you deserve all the awards that the Lodge has received. I shall return. Andrew Duncan

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 14 November 2013

My friends and I just returned from 4 days stay at Owen River Lodge. The setting on the Owen River is spectacular, equalled by the wonderful food, friendly staff, excellent food & wine, and a great host in Felix. However it is the fishing that is the real hero. The Lodge provides the best guides in the area. I fished...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 November 2013

This place is not over the top luxurious but it has everything you need in a great fishing lodge with comfy beds, excellent food and wine list, very good fishing guides and gear, and smack bang in the middle of outstanding trout fisheries in all directions withina 100km radius. Felix seems to have this place pitched just right for a...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
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
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Murchison
Price Range: ₹ 31,740 - ₹ 50,525 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Owen River Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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