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oNE OF THE NICEST LODGES IN THE WHOLE OF new zealand, let alone a fishing one! BEAUTIFUL LODGE and setting. amazing fishing but also great non-angler options nearby. best of both worlds! 


Owen River Lodge is a multi award winning, stylish fishing lodge in New Zealand where you can relax in wonderful surrounds, be pampered with unpretentious service, enjoy some of New Zealand’s finest food and wine, be guided by our fabulous team of fishing guides, and do as much or as little as you wish.

Owen River Lodge is located just north of Murchison on the South Island, about 110 kilometres south of Nelson, which is a comfortable and scenic drive.

Lots of non-angling options available. No set length of stay,


Owen River Lodge on the South Island in New Zealand is New Zealand’s finest luxury fly fishing lodge! Beyond that, it is a multi award winning, stylish fishing lodge where you can relax in wonderful surrounds, be pampered with unpretentious service, enjoy some of New Zealand’s finest food and wine, be guided by their fabulous team of fishing guides, and do as much or as little as you wish.

Owen River Lodge is your luxury and private retreat. Their goal is to help you have the very best holiday and fishing possible. As a luxury fishing lodge, they have tried to think of everything their guests could need. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why so many return to Owen River Lodge year after year! Fly fishing for trout is an obsession for the lodge owner and guide team. Come visit and let the team spoil you with some fantastic, genuine southern latitude, Kiwi hospitality.


Zane Grey, the famous American author and angler, described New Zealand as an “angler’s Eldorado”. He was absolutely right, especially in terms of the trout fishing on offer, which is some of the best (if not the best) in the world. Especially when it comes to sight fishing for huge brown trout, which is what New Zealand is revered for. 

Over the years, New Zealand has developed a reputation for having the best sighted river fishing for trout in the world. Owen River Lodge, with its easy access to the Nelson, Marlborough, North Canterbury and West Coast fisheries at the top of the South Island, is perfectly positioned to put you at the centre of all this action. Indeed, the area around Murchison / Nelson Lakes of the South Island has some the best sighted brown trout river fishery in the world. Owen River Lodge is located right in the middle of this region! This special location provides the travelling angler with an enormous choice and variety of rivers, streams and lakes to fish, with guests having access to over 29 rivers and streams within a 90 minute drive. If this wasn’t enough, Owen River Lodge’s position right on the boundary of Kahurangi National Park means you can quickly and easily fly into another dozen or so stunning wilderness streams.

Owen River Lodge has some of the best guides in New Zealand. All of the friendly fishing guides are born and bred in New Zealand and are members of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association. With their assistance, a day on the river is full of action, excitement and smiles!

accommodation and pricing

Owen River Lodge is a fishing lodge. However, the facilities and service they provide has been developed for the angler and the non-angler alike.

To ensure the absolute privacy of guests, they designed and built six guest cottage suites in the lodge gardens. Each cottage suite comes complete with wonderful views of the river, the valley and the mountains beyond.

The main lodge building includes the dining room, lounge room, sitting room, lodge shop, fly tying area and, of course, the bar.

One of the guest lounge rooms is equipped with Cable TV and DVD player and a Notebook PC for you to check emails etc. If you need to stay connected, they have a Wi-Fi network with 4G delivered broadband which is accessible in the main lodge building and in guest cottage suites.

In the lodge grounds, just past the herb and vegetable gardens, you will find the dedicated massage room and the outdoor jacuzzi / spa. You’ll also find the path which leads down to over two acres of riverside gardens and a wonderful deck area located right by the river.

It’s a relaxing place to unwind from the stresses of modern life – whether you fish or not! The Nelson, Marlborough and West Coast regions offer a myriad of things to do for non-fishing guests.

The cost of a 7 night stay with 6 full days guided fishing is NZ$9,430 in high season (7th December to 21st March) based on a shared room and guide, with low season being NZ$7,400. Shorter stays are available, with, for example, a 4 night stay with 3 full days fishing being NZ$5,205 in high season and NZ$4,045 in low season. For a more detailed costing including single supplements, non-fishing rates etc. please make contact; FishTravel is here to help.

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