Owen River Lodge
Fly Fishing Trip or Lodge Details:
A Qualmark certified 5 star lodge!
Situated in the north-west corner of the South Island, Owen River Lodge
is located in the Nelson Lakes region and is surrounded by sheltering
mountain ranges, giving it a surprisingly mild climate, with generally light
winds and reliable rainfall. Water is typical New Zealand “Gin Clear” , and
you will be stalking a 10 pound brown trout in water so clear that it looks
2 feet deep but is actually up to your waist!
The Lodge is centrally located, with easy access to the Nelson/
Marlborough and West Coast fisheries. Thus you can enjoy fly fishing on
numerous blue-ribbon streams and rivers, with over 30 waters accessible by
road (most within 1 hour’s drive), and countless others by helicopter. The
region is renowned as a brown trout fishery, with the average trout size
ranging from 3 to 6 pounds; 10 pounders are possible.
The Owen River Lodge offers a friendly, professional service for both
experienced and novice fly fishers. Wireless broadband internet access is
available throughout the lodge; they even provide the computer! Want to
really relax? Then enjoy the Jacuzzi, a massage or beauty treatment in the
new therapy room and spa.
There is a myriad of non-fishing things to do in this region from horse
riding in the Tutaki valley, guided walks in the national park, farm tours,
rafting down the Buller River, shopping trips to Nelson, a day tour of
artist studios in Nelson/Motueka or wine tasting in Marlborough.
October to April
RATES: Effective until April 2012 - NZ$540 per person per day, double,
NZ$695, single, including GST. Guided fishing is NZ$745 per guide, per day,
one or two anglers, and includes GST, flies, transport; but does not include
a fishing license (available at the Lodge).
INCLUSIONS: Accommodations in one of the cottages, continental or cooked
breakfast, lunch, pre-dinner snacks, and exceptional dinner, plus the use of
all all lodge facilities, including the use of loan fly fishing equipment,
waders, boots, mountain bikes etc. Rates include GST.
EXCLUSIONS: License, helicopter flights, alcohol, gratuities, telephone
calls, items of a personal nature, etc.
LOCATION: 15 minutes north of Murchison, a leisurely 75 minute drive from
Nelson or approximately 3 1/2 hours from Christchurch.
HOW TO GET THERE: International flights to Auckland (AKL), Christchurch (CHC) or
Wellington (WLG) followed by a domestic flight to Nelson (NSN). Then rental car to the
Lodge or by arranged shuttle.
OWNER: Felix Borenstein
Travel Adventures will be happy to assist with all of your travel arrangements
to any of our destinations, including air, extended stays, sightseeing tours, special
requests, other "stops in route", shuttles, airport transfers, rental cars, etc.
We are "The Angler's Concierge".
The four nights at the Owen River Lodge were the highlight of our South
~~ Chuck and Mary Fitzpatrick, USA
The thing is, of course, that there is an abundance of lodges in incredibly
beautiful settings in New Zealand. Furthermore, lots of fishing lodges
feature lovely rooms and delicious food. What really makes Owen River
special are Felix, the owner, and Jude the cook. They were fantastic.
~~ Jennifer Denniston, USA
Exceptional -- amongst the best available in New Zealand. ~~ Qualmark
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