View from the porch at dusk

Owen River Lodge

South Island, New Zealand


Meet Owen River Lodge: one of New Zealand’s best luxury fishing lodges. Come for the fishing, stay for the delicious food, stylish accommodation, and incredible array of outdoor adventures.

Key Features

  • Luxury specialist fishing lodge with access to over 30 rivers and New Zealand’s most experienced guiding team
  • Two acres of riverside vegetable gardens, with fresh organic produce harvested for meals
  • Main lodge with dining room, lounge, bar, and veranda
  • Outdoor hot tub and massage room
  • Activities include fishing, white water rafting, hiking, and wine tasting
Bench overlooking river
View from the porch


Located in South Island’s Nelson Lakes region, Owen River Lodge is one of New Zealand’s finest fishing lodges. Sitting on the banks of its namesake Owen River, guests are treated to breathtaking views from every angle, as the property overlooks not just the river but also Kahurangi National Park and Mount Owen.

Owen River Lodge


The six guest cottages have been designed with both the angler and non-angler in mind, ensuring everyone is well catered for. With stunning river, valley, and National Park views, the cottages are light and airy with lofty ceilings and fine artwork alongside recycled Oregon beams and woodwork.


Dining here operates from a backyard-to-table approach. Their onsite garden is the source of the majority of their dishes, with lunches typically served riverside and dinners being a four-course family-style affair accompanied by excellent local wine and beer.

Man fishing


Experience the very best of New Zealand from Owen River. Whether you’re after high-octane activities like white water rafting or something more slower-paced like hiking or wine tasting (the lodge is near the Marlborough wine region, famous for its Sauvignon Blanc), every type of traveller can find something to entice.

Dining table overlooking window
Man holding a trout
Dinner and wine
Two men by a blue helicopter
Two men fishing

Why we love it

For keen anglers, this is one of the most incredible angling lodges. With extremely experienced guides, a selection of more than 30 fisheries, and a helicopter at your disposal, you won’t be disappointed. Add to that, this is also the best place in the world for sighted brown trout fishing.

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