The Team at Owen River Lodge

We’re proud of our lodge and facilities but we never lose sight of the fact that without people, it’s just a collection of buildings (albeit very nice ones!). Only people can breathe life into infrastructure and transform it into something meaningful and rich. Owen River Lodge is fortunate to have a special team that does just that, each and every day.

There’s a type of magic that can only happen when you find the right group of committed people. Our team started with an ordinary Kiwi country farmhouse and transformed it into one of the world’s great fishing lodges. These folks are the essence of Owen River Lodge and we’d like to introduce them to you.

Ryan

This is Ryan’s tenth season as head chef at Owen River Lodge. He’s an innovative chef who loves cooking with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Check out TripAdvisor to hear about his fabulous food.

Ryan

Jo

Jo is our talented weekend chef, who has been cooking in luxury fishing lodges for over 20 years. Jo joined Owen River Lodge in 2012 and is an avid horse rider who loves painting (oils) and downhill skiing.

Jo

Kylie

This is Kylie’s fifth season at Owen River Lodge, Kylie helps Felix run the lodge and is our FFI certified casting instructor. Actually she’s New Zealand’s only female FFI certified casting instructor.

Kylie

Felix

Felix owns Owen River Lodge and aspires to develop it into one of the world’s great fishing lodges. Help him achieve his quest by staying with us and telling us what we can do better.

Felix

Fishing Guides

Our fishing guides have their own page here:

Fishing Guides

The Housekeeping team

Our housekeeping team :Michelle, Janice, Leigh and Sue do an amazing job of keeping the lodge and guest rooms pristine and smart. Their attention to detail ensures our guest rooms and lodge look brand new every day!

The Housekeeping team

Jan 19 2020

Sunny Summer Sweetness at Owen River Lodge! My husband and I enjoyed a three night, two day visit recently at ORL. We are repeat visitors and it just….keeps…..getting…..better!… Read more

Sue Ellen & Mark Wisconsin USA : TripAdvisor

Oct 25 2019

Felix and Kylie know how to welcome, inform, host and wow. My husband and I combined our 40th wedding anniversary with 3 days at Owen River Lodge. It was a truly memorable experience.… Read more

Lisa & Rick : Melbourne Australia 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

Email: stay@owenriverlodge.co.nz