Trout fishing lodge South Island New Zealand, luxury vacation accommodation
Owen River Lodge is New Zealand’s finest 5 star rated specialist fishing lodge which opened in November 2003.

What makes Owen River Lodge so special? Well, in order to be the best a combination of many parts needs to come together – we have warm luxurious accommodations, the most experienced team of professional fishing guides ever assembled in New Zealand, a friendly motivated team of staff members to care for our guests, talented and innovative chefs, modern well maintained facilities, a huge selection of Simms & Sage loan gear for our guests to use, easy access to the greatest sighted trout fishery in the world and understated, unpretentious friendly service.

It’s the combination of all of these that see guests come and stay / fish with us season after season!
But, don’t take our word for it, read what our guests have said about us.
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The lodge is located in the Owen Valley near Murchison, in the Nelson Lakes district of the South Island of New Zealand. This unique location places us right in the middle of the best brown trout fishery in the world.
From this very special location our guests can fly fish over 25 rivers within a 90 minute drive. Additionally, as the lodge is located right on the boundary of Kahurangi National Park, our guests can quickly and easily fly into another dozen or so stunning wilderness streams.

Owen River Lodge is located 2 kilometres from the main highway down a lovely country lane which follows the Owen River, a leisurely 90 minute drive from Nelson or approximately 3.5 hours from Christchurch.
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Our aim is to spoil our guests rotten, allowing them to unwind, relax and enjoy the stunning countryside the lodge is located in and, of course, to indulge in our world class trout fishery.

The views from the Lodge and guest cottage suites are breath-taking, with sensational vistas to Kahurangi National Park and the Owen River. The lodge sits on the bank of the Owen River and with almost a kilometre of river frontage; it is an ideal locale for a quick practise before you venture out with your fishing guide or for that quiet after-dinner cast during the evening rise.
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The food at Owen River Lodge could best be described as stunning! Ryan, our head chef has cooked for leading restaurants in New Zealand, USA & England.

We use the very best of fresh, locally sourced produce, much of which is picked right out of the lodge's own vegetable & herb garden. Naturally the tariff includes all meals and non alcoholic beverages. Owen River Lodge is absolutely a specialist fishing lodge, however the facilities and service offerings we provide have been developed for the angler and the non angler alike.
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The main lodge building includes the dining room, lounge room, sitting room, lodge shop, fly tying area and of course, the bar. One of our guest lounge rooms is equipped with a Cable TV and DVD player and a Notebook PC for you to check e-mails etc. For the guests that have to stay “plugged in", we have a WiFi wireless network with satellite delivered broadband.

In the lodge grounds, just past our organic herb and vegetable gardens you will find the dedicated massage room & our outdoor jacuzzi / spa.
You will also find the path which leads down to over 2 acres of riverside gardens and a wonderful deck area located right by the river.
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To ensure the absolute privacy of our guests, we designed and built six guest cottage suites which are located in the lodge gardens.
Each guest cottage suite comes complete with stunning views of the river, the valley and the mountains beyond which are Kahurangi national park.

The lodge is situated on 16 acres of gardens and farmland. It's a relaxing place to unwind from the stresses of modern life - whether you fish or not! The Nelson, Marlborough & West Coast regions offer a myriad of things to do for our non fishing guests.

The lodge has won numerous accolades including feature articles in many of the worlds leading fishing & non fishing magazines. These include:
  • 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 - TripAdvisor’s “Certificate of Excellence” award
  • 2013, 2012 & 2011 – Fodors Editor’s Choice award
  • 2007 – Hotel Club listed the Lodge as a finalist in their top hotels of Australasia & the Pacific
  • 2006 – Luxury Travel Magazine (Australian edition) listing Owen River Lodge in their “Top 20” luxury fishing resorts of the world.
  • 2005 – Luxury Travel Magazine (USA edition) listed the lodge in their list of "World's Best New Hotels"
Our priority is to offer our guests generous, friendly and unpretentious hospitality.
We aim to provide you with the very best holiday / vacation possible. We would like you to think of our lodge as your own private luxury fishing club.
Owen River Lodge has a 5 star quality rating from New Zealand tourism quality agency Qualmark
Owen River Lodge
New Zealand’s finest 5 star rated fly fishing lodge
Owen Valley East Road, Murchison
Nelson, South Island, New Zealand
Tel: +64 3 523 9075