New to Eleven Experience: The Brown Trout Powerhouse - Owen River Lodge, New Zealand

We’ve represented Owen River Lodge for many years and it consistently has been one of the very best wild trophy brown trout resources in the world. Between the Nelson/Marlborough, West Coast, and North Canterbury regions, the lodge accesses 29 classic freestone rivers within a 90-minute drive. They also have heli-concessions at Kahurangi National Park and Nelson Lakes National Park for world-class flyout fishing.

We were excited to learn that Eleven Experience would be carrying on Owen River Lodge’s outstanding reputation well into the future. Our very best retirement wishes are extended to prior owner, Felix Borenstein – a wonderful Frontiers friend and an outstanding lodge owner whose lodge was a four-time winner of Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Awards. We hope to run into Felix on a South Island river stalking brown trout or on a saltwater flat in the Pacific.

The riverfront cottages overlook Kahurangi National Park and offer wellness, hiking, biking, whitewater rafting, and wine tours in addition to the sought-after fishing.  Three cottages, each with two well-appointed rooms and a veranda, offer stunning views and Southern latitude Kiwi hospitality. A shared dining area, outdoor hot tub, and garden lounges invite you to kick back and soak it all in. The farm-to-table dining is known for the lodge’s sustainable approach, making dishes from organic ingredients harvested by their full-time gardener. Lunch is typically riverside and dinner is a four-course family-style feast with local wine and beer.

Eleven’s unparalleled commitment to quality and customer service is well-known worldwide. For the very best South Island fishing experience, combine Owen River Lodge with Eleven’s Cedar Lodge for the top trophy trout trip of a lifetime!  We have operated in New Zealand for over four decades and we have unmatched destination expertise Down Under.  We are uniquely capable of designing an itinerary to take in not only tremendous sight-fishing for huge trout but a myriad of other travel opportunities in one of the most magical countries on the planet!

Contact our South Pacific Specialist, Kristene Fitzgerald.

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Specializes in Ireland, Scotland, Slovenia, and Spain fishing. Plus, Australia and New Zealand fishing and leisure programs.