Owen River Lodge - offically NZ's most highly accredited fishing lodge

May 02, 2018

Great news! I am delighted to announce that Qualmark, the independent accommodation agency wholly owned by Tourism New Zealand, has just awarded Owen River Lodge its prestigious Luxury Lodge certification. This is the highest level of certification in New Zealand.

Qualmark has also given us a Gold Sustainable Tourism Business Award—which means Owen River Lodge is now the most highly-accredited fishing lodge in New Zealand.

We achieved this recognition because of our guests. They are the reason why we strive to deliver the very best in service, food, accommodation and—of course—fishing! The Owen River Lodge ethos has always been about delighting our visitors, exceeding their expectations and giving them wonderful memories to take home. So as far as we’re concerned, these awards belong to them as much as to us. We congratulate and thank them!

We’re taking a little time to enjoy this achievement (we’re only human) but we have no intention of resting on our laurels. We’ve been officially recognised for our uncompromising standard of excellence. Now we plan to surpass it.

If you’re planning to visit so that we can celebrate together, be quick! Word has got out and bookings for the 2018-19 season are filling fast.

Finally, if you’re not familiar with the awards/accreditation process, here’s how Qualmark and Tourism New Zealand explain them:
Gold Sustainable Tourism Business Award
A Gold Award recognises the best sustainable tourism businesses in New Zealand, with the delivery of exceptional customer experiences an integral part of everything they do. A Gold Sustainable Tourism Award identifies those businesses leading the way in making the New Zealand tourism industry a world class sustainable visitor destination.


Luxury Lodge accreditation
In a class of their own, Luxury Lodges are extremely accommodating and cater to the most discerning visitor. Have your every need taken care of; dine on fine gourmet cuisine and enjoy the highest standard of hosting and facilities.
These unique properties offer the pleasures of things from spa treatments, private golf, helicopter flights, wilderness adventures and more – almost whatever your heart desires. A New Zealand Luxury Lodge is utterly luxurious and offers an exclusive, unforgettable holiday experience.

Back to list

Dec 28 2018

ORL Hospitality and Fly Fishing = 5 stars! The Ultimate challenge in fly fishing and outstanding rewards. Top the day with exceptional hospitality, food and guides and you will… Read more

Norman and Deedy; Texas USA TripAdvisor

May 2 2018

We are planning our 7th trip to ORL! Felix and staff have become dear friends, and we count down to our trip each year! The accommodations are first class, the food top notch,… Read more

Katie; Texas USA : Google review

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

Email: stay@owenriverlodge.co.nz