Thanks, to the power of three

October 08, 2022

By Felix Borenstein



For the third year running, Owen River Lodge has been named a winner in the Australia & South Pacific category of Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards.

In 2022 we were one of only two luxury resorts in New Zealand to make the grade..

“Your continued efforts and impeccable service created memorable moments that inspired our readers to rank you among the best across the globe.” Condé Nast Traveler

This is an award that we definitely can’t win ourselves. Your votes win it for us. And so here are three special thank-yous—one for each year you’ve made Owen River Lodge a winner.

Thank you #1: For taking the time and trouble to vote for us
I know that it’s time-consuming and that you probably get avalanched with promotional emails from Condé Nast Traveler afterwards. But you do it anyway. How could I not feel grateful in the face of that? Thank you.

Thank you #2: For voting in multiple years
Once is wonderful. Twice is terrific. Three times is mind-blowing. In the face of the loyalty you show us, how could we not do everything in our power to give you incredible luxury fly-fishing experiences? Thank you.

Thank you #3: For voting even when you couldn’t stay here
It’s been at least two years since many of you stayed with us—and yet through all the uncertainty of closed borders, you kept giving us your support. How could that not make this lodge owner feel humbled? Thank you.

We’re going to keep earning it
Owen River Lodge has just opened for what’s going to be the busiest season we’ve ever had. We’re booked solid, with a just a couple of openings left in April.

I’m very much looking forward to welcoming so many of you back. There’s plenty to catch up on. It’s going to be brilliant. And my team and I will work our hardest to give you the very best experience ever.

See you soon
Felix and the team at Owen River Lodge.

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Apr 23 2021

My partner and I had the absolute pleasure of staying at Owen River Lodge in April of this year (2021). What can I say. The lodge itself is a fantastic country style lodge with… Read more

Eve & Sam Auckland NZ : Google

Mar 21 2022

Felix, Kylie, Ryan and Chris did a fantastic job looking after us. Lodge is in a perfect spot, great accommodation, food to die for and excellent fishing with Chris. Highly recommended… Read more

Stu: Auckland New Zealand: TripAdvisor

Awards & acknowledgements

Owen River Lodge NZ: “Fly fishing at its very best”

Ph: +64 3 523 9075 Address: Owen Valley East Road, Murchison, Nelson, South Island, New Zealand

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