Trout Fishing Lodge, South Island New Zealand
OWEN RIVER LODGE
SOUTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND
Welcome to the web site of Owen River Lodge – New Zealand's finest 5 star rated fly fishing lodge. My name is Felix Borenstein; Iím the owner and general manager of the Owen River Lodge. I first started fly fishing in Australia, (my home country) in 1995. Overnight my life changed! – I became absolutely addicted.

Before I knew it, Iíd visited the South Island of New Zealand some 19 times. Never mind visiting, I wanted to develop a contemporary styled luxury fly fishing lodge there.
After fishing around a lot of New Zealand, it became obvious to me that the Murchison / Nelson Lakes region of the South Island has the best brown trout fishery in the world.
fly fishing for trout, Nelson, South Island, New Zealand
The top of the South Island of New Zealand has the best sighted trout fishery in the world and Owen River Lodge is located right in the middle of the region. This very special location allows our guests an enormous choice and variety of rivers, streams and lakes to fish, with over 25 rivers & streams within a 90 minute drive.

If this wasnít enough, our location right on the boundary of Kahurangi National Park allows our guests to quickly and easily fly into another dozen or so stunning wilderness streams.

It was my desire to create a luxurious fishing lodge that delivers a relaxed, understated and highly professional level of service in stylish surrounds, serving wonderful food to travelling anglers and non anglers alike

Owen River Lodge has developed one of New Zealandís most experienced guiding teams. All our friendly fishing guides are local kiwis, all of whom are members of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association. With their assistance a day on the river is full of action, excitement and generally much laughter!
fly fishing for trout, Nelson, South Island, New Zealand
Our elegantly designed guest accommodation cottage suites are full of sunlight, and offer stunning views of the river, the Owen Ranges and Kahurangi National Park.

In October 2005 the lodge was awarded a Qualmark rating of 5 stars -"Exceptional - among the best available in New Zealand". In 2008 we were given Qualmark's highest level of environmental sustainability when we were awarded Enviro Gold status. Qualmark is New Zealand tourism's official quality rating system for accommodation providers and the broader tourism industry.

Iíd like you to think of our lodge as your private club or luxury retreat. Our goal is to assist you to have the very best holiday / vacation possible.

Several things make this task easier …
  • The South Island of New Zealand has the best sighted trout fishery in the world
  • The highly experienced friendly guiding team at Owen River Lodge
  • Fantastic dry fly and nymph fishing
  • The huge choice and variety of rivers, streams and lakes that our guests can fish
  • Our location and facilities – which are truly spectacular
  • The friendly and professional lodge team at Owen River Lodge
  • The myriad of non fishing things to do in the Murchison / Nelson Lakes region
As a specialist fly fishing lodge, we have tried to think of everything our guests would need from a fishing lodge – perhaps this is one of one the reasons so many of our guests return to Owen River Lodge – year after year! Fly fishing for trout is my passion; come on over and let my team spoil you with some fantastic Kiwi hospitality!

Felix Borenstein

Fly fishing Lodge owner, Murchison, South Island, New Zealand
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Owen River Lodge has a 5 star quality rating from New Zealand tourism quality agency Qualmark
Owen River Lodge
New Zealandís finest 5 star rated fly fishing lodge
Owen Valley East Road, Murchison
Nelson, South Island, New Zealand
Tel: +64 3 523 9075
stay@owenriverlodge.co.nz
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