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Oreti River House - a restful haven in New Zealand

Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 5
Lumsden, Southland Region, South Island
Oreti River House offers boutique accommodation in Lumsden, situated in the lower part of South Island of New Zealand. The self contained house combines old charm with modern amenities in a quiet secluded location, close to town amenities. It is a perfect base for trout fishing in the Oreti River, Mataura River, Waikaia River, Nevis River and many others.
It is also very agreeable holiday accommodation for families or friends who are travelling in Southland and interested in the many sporting, sightseeing and adventure pursuits offered in this beautiful part of New Zealand. The Oreti River is a 2 minute drive or a 15 minute walk from the house. As a river on a glacial stream-bed, it winds and braids through wide open areas of colourful pebbles. The Oreti is famous for its aqua blue, crystal clear water - home to rising trout, ducks and g...
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Listing #HL5279636
About the Owner
Marina L
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2014
Interaction with guests
The house is managed by a 'House Manager'who lives nearby. She will organise keys and is available to answer any questions about how to use the various items in the house. Our House Manager can help with information regarding bicycle hire and other things to do. Our house has detailed folders on Fly Fishing explaining the character of the nearby rivers and their access points. The country town of Lumsden is very friendly and welcoming to visitors.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oreti River House is located in the small village of Lumsden away from the hordes of tourists and on the doorstep of the Around the Mountain Bike Trail and near the new Lake2Lake bike trail. Fishermen/women would love it here as the fishing is reputed...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank BeverleyandMurray
Inspire528765, VR Owner at Oreti River House - a restful haven in New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Beverley and Murray, thank-you for your review. We value your time and thoughts about your stay. It is especially nice to have a cycling couple enjoy our holiday house and appreciate our garden. You are both most welcome guests and we look forward to...More

Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Outstanding accommodation Everything required is included Great central location for fishing Southland

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank gdinnie
Inspire528765, VR Owner at Oreti River House - a restful haven in New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Thank you for your review - it was great to have you stay!.

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

This was our second visit and we are already planning a return visit later this year. The home is beautifully restored with very comfortable beds, good furniture and modern appliances and very efficient air conditioning. The home is located within walking distance of local eateries,...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank Venture507254
Management response:Responded 10 January 2018

You are both most welcome guests and we hope you enjoyed your trips to the local rivers.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    2 Full baths
    1 Twin
    1 Full
    1 King
    1 Crib
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About the neighbourhood
The region's most popular tourist activity is fishing for large wild brown trout. With a strong fishing rod and NZ fishing license an angler can easily access waterways. Some waters are crystal clear and suitable for careful sight fishing and stalking while other rivers are fast flowing and can be fished with multiple casts over promising water. Some rivers have smaller populations of very large trout while others have larger populations of medium sized fish. In fact there is water suitable to test every fly fishing skill level. Many trout fishing guides operate in the local area and are very helpful with local information and advice. See www.oretiriverhouse.co.nz for more information about fly fishing for trout in the Lumsden area.
Lumsden forms part of the spectacular new cycle t...
Getting around
The South Island of New Zealand is best accessed by using a vehicle. Many roads are suitable to large camping vehicles but 4WD is necessary to reach remote rivers and tracks. It is possible to cycle around the main towns and use the services of a transport company to deliver your luggage from one accommodation to another.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Queenstown or Invercargill: 85.0 km
Oreti River House is located in the country town of Lumsden on the South Island of New Zealand. Lumsden is a short drive ( less than 1 hour) from two Airports- Queenstown and Invercargill. Both Airports have International and Domestic flights and an extensive range of vehicle hire services. The drive from Queenstown to Lumsden is especially picturesque as it travels along the edges of Lake Wakatipu before continuing through wide, green glacial plains spotted with sheep and deer, surrounded by towering mountains.
The trip will cross the upper Mataura River which will give your first view of this 'gin clear' waterway. Its upper section shows regular pools, ripples and water flowing over colourful glacial pebbles. Nearer to Lumsden you will travel along the edges of the middle section...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby.
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