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Nestled on a plateau overlooking the beautiful Hanmer Springs Valley of mountains, rivers and rural farmland, RIVERVIEW LODGE is located 80 miles north of Christchurch on the confluence of the Waiau, Percival and Hanmer Rivers. This wonderful Lodge offers up-market accommodation and cuisine, with brown trout guiding during months of October to April.

A unique Lodge offering five bedrooms, all with private bathrooms, a large lounge with stone log fire, pool room, large outdoor decks, lovely gardens and spectacular views. All of which allow guests to reside in comfort and privacy and to relax.

John and Robin Gemmell have owned and operated Riverview Lodge for the last 25 years.

Extraordinary Fly Fishing

Fly fishing for large Brown Trout in crystal clear mountain streams is done on a daily basis to a variety of locations. With the expertise of your guide’s knowledge, the aid of Polaroid glasses, and then your presentation of a selected nymph or dry fly, fishing is both exhilarating and testing. The fish average five pounds, but every year double figured fish are caught. RIVERVIEW LODGE boasts some of the largest Browns in New Zealand.

RIVERVIEW LODGE employ 4-5 experienced guides, all of whom have excellent knowledge of the local rivers. Traveling by vehicle, or helicopter, ensures an exciting day in beautiful remote scenery, and every opportunity to outwit the smart New Zealand Brown Trout to be captured on camera.

RIVERVIEW LODGE adheres to the “Catch and Release” principal.

So Many Other Activities to Offer

The Lodge is also only five miles from Hanmer Springs, a quaint Alpine Village situated around famous thermal hot pools. The non-fisherperson can take “time-out” and be pampered with spas, massages, and beauty treatments.

Numerous other activities are also offered including golf, horse back riding, forest walks, jet boating, rafting, bungie jumping, and shops selling New Zealand products.

Riverview Lodge Season: October – April

No. of guests: 10

Conference and meeting facilities: No.

Golf: Yes.

Non-fishing activities: Hot springs, spa, massage, forest walks, horseback riding, jet boating, river rafting, bungie jumping, and shopping.

Getting there: Fly to Christchurch. We can arrange for transfers, or pick up a rental car for the 90-minute trip to Riverview.


Trip Rates

Example Rates – subject to change by operator

Accomodation: NZ$430 per person, per night

Fly Fishing: NZ$730 per guide per day (max two anglers)

Transfers to/from Christchurch: NZ$225 one way (max 2 persons)

All rates include 12.5% Goods & Services Tax.

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