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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Scott and Leya make this a very special place to stay. They have created a beautiful garden and built spacious very comfortable cabins by the edge of the river. The fishing is terrific with very experienced guides who look after you very well and ensure the best possible chance of catching trout. In the evening, drinks are served in a...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 16 November 2016

I am very fortunate enough to have a wife who allowed me a couple of days on our recent vacation to NZ to fish "a little." I am also fortunate enough to have spent a couple days fishing with Scotty. The weather conditions were poor, it was a tad early in the season but somehow Scotty turned that into a...

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 12 October 2016

What a great place! My husband and I spent two nights of our honeymoon with Scott and Leya and enjoyed every moment. We were greeted with such warmth that made us feel right at home in the lodge from the moment we stepped in the door. The food was delicious, and we so enjoyed ending our day having drinks and...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 11 April 2016

What can we say? We planned our whole New Zealand adventure around our stay at River Haven Lodge in Murchison so that Scotty would be my husband's guide as he is rated as one of the best guides in New Zealand. He was a wonderful guide and companion during the 5 days we spent there and we both had the...

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Thank Sally P
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 March 2016

This is undoubtedly a world class lodge offering delightful accommodation in state of the art, beautifully appointed river side log cabins, with great attention to detail . Nestled in the Kahurangi Park, this true gem is the perfect base for your South Island flyfishing adventure. I have been roaming NZ pursuing trout fishing for over 15 years ( 10 of...

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Battle Creek, Michigan
Reviewed 24 March 2016

My wife and I and our friend John spent 10 days touring the South Island and fly fishing at four different lodges. River Haven Lodge was by far the best lodge that we visited (and the others weren't shabby either!). Leya and Scotty are fantastic hosts and the food and wine were top notch. Scotty is by far the most...

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Thank Robert P
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Superb location, guides, hospitality - what more can one ask for? And lots of feisty brown trout! These guys know their stuff in all areas and do it with the most welcoming and comfortable attitude. The trout guiding is pitched to the angler's interest and skills and after the first day my technique had improved immensely and continued for the...

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Chico, California
Reviewed 13 March 2016

I had been dreaming for years of fly fishing in New Zealand. As my trip worked out, I began with 4 nights and 3 days of fishing with Scotty and Leya at River Haven before doing a tour of the South Island and more fishing further south. I could not have had a better introduction to New Zealand and its...

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Beausoleil, France
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Hands down the most outstanding operation on the south island. From the moment we arrived we felt like we were part of the family. Excellent guides, superbe atmosphere, great food, wine and of course Scott "the trout" Murray......will be back.

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Chicago
Reviewed 7 February 2016

It pains me to write this review because I am just letting more people know how amazing River Haven Lodge is, thereby, making it even harder on myself to get a trip booked there in the future. I am not a professional fly fisherman, but I have been to many lodges and gone out with dozens of guides and nothing...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Specialty Fly Fishing Lodge, with "All Inclusive" rates to include:* Well-appointed river-front log cabins with every convenience from flat screen TV to refrigerators.. (For one or two guests)* All Meals; Full breakfast in the Lodge, picnic lunch on the river, bar snacks upon returning, and three course dinner in the lodge. Now Included, Complimentary house wine and beer! Don't forget to ask about our Specials!Airport Transfers Available Upon RequestBrilliant Team of Guides led by Scott "The Trout" Murray! Guiding includes:* All transfers to/from rivers* Picnic lunch* Hand-tied flies to match what the fishery calls for..* Any gear required: Waders, gravel guards, boots, rods/reels, rain jackets ... more   less 

Additional Information about River Haven Lodge

Address: RD 3 | Longford, Murchison 7077, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Murchison
Price Range: $376 - $706 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“all the cabins and rooms within the lodge are superb. it only sleeps 10 altogether - and each one has incredible attention to detail”
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