Riverview Lodge is a unique brown trout fly fishing lodge located at Hamner Springs on New Zealand’s South Island. Specializing in accommodating smaller groups for first-rate angling, owner/operator John Gemmell has 30+ years of experience fishing and hunting in the area and has secured access to productive waters. Along with his wife, Robin, and their associates, John does everything possible to ensure you have a wonderful New Zealand experience while enjoying lavish accommodations complemented by a very high standard of cuisine.
Riverview is located in the heartland of trophy brown trout waters. You will fly fish on a daily basis with experienced, professional guides in a variety of locations. Travel by vehicle or helicopter for an exciting day in beautiful remote scenery. Browns in the area average five pounds.
The lodge is nestled on a plateau overlooking the beautiful Hanmer Springs Valley and offers five bedrooms, each with modern, en suite bathroom. Enjoy large lounge areas, a stone log fire, a pool room, and free Wi-Fi along with very well-prepared and presented cuisine.
Bring a 6-wt. fly rod, along with rubber-soled wading boots (felt-soled boots are not allowed in New Zealand). In most cases, the lodge can provide all flies, leaders and any equipment needed. Quality raingear and polarized glasses are essential. Dress in layers; we suggest neutral colors.
The comfortable lodge with panoramic views is a 90-minute drive from Christchurch International Airport. There is no set itinerary at Riverview, but we suggest a minimum 4-night/3-day stay for anglers. The guides work hard with you to achieve that memory of hooking a "once in a life time" trophy fish. For non-fishers, Hanmer Springs is one of New Zealand’s most popular Spa Resort towns. Here you can enjoy the famous Thermal Pool, full body massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, waxing, etc., or if you prefer, horse trekking, golf, jet boating, bungy jumping and retail shopping are close-by.
Capacity: 8 fishermen
Season: Early October-April.
Prices: Based on the current rate of exchange, a 4-night/3-day inclusive fishing package starts at $2,350 per person based on double occupancy/shared guide.
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