May 20 2015

TripAdvisor : Hall of Fame Award

TripAdvisor have given us two awards this month; we have been given a Certificate of Excellence for 2015, this is the 6th year in a row we have been given this award.

As a result of this, TripAdvisor have inducted us into their Hall of Fame !


Jul 7 2014

TripAdvisor Award

We are honoured to have been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2014. This is the 5th year in a row we have been awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence and I would like to thank all of our wonderful guests that have taken the time to write a TripAdvisor review!

TripAdvisor, NZ

Feb 18 2014


We are thrilled to have been awarded the Fodors Editor’s Choice award for each of the previous 3 years- 2013, 2012 & 2011

“One of the classiest of several top fly-fishing lodges in this region,the six beautifully appointed cottages of Owen River Lodge, each fronted by sheltered verandas, overlook the Owen River valley. From the main dining room you can look across the valley to a large granite escarpment with native forest. Outside, the rush of the river is outdone only by the sometimes-overwhelming chorus of native birds.

Host Felix Borenstein purpose-built this little piece of paradise. He is a die-hard fly fisherman who has a strong passion for throwing furry little feathered flies into the sublime reaches of the area’s many trout rivers. He delights in the fact that much of the fishing here is sighted fishing and stalking, but also catch-and-release to preserve the stock.

From the lodge you can access 25 fishing rivers within a 90-minute drive, plus many more by helicopter. Back at the lodge you can relax in the cozy lounge, or wander the landcsaped grounds, including the massive vegetable garden that supplies much of what arrives on your dining room table (dinner and breakfast is inclusive).”

Oct 12 2008

Gold Enviro Qualmark

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.

​Qualmark, NZ

Jul 10 2005

5 Star Boutique & Lodge Qualmark

In July 2005 ​Owen River Lodge was awarded a 5 Star ranking in the Boutique and Lodge category by Qualmark, which is New Zealand’s official tourism mark of quality. We are audited annually by Qualmark and have maintained our 5 star rating.

​Qualmark, NZ

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