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Oreti River House - a restful haven in New Zealand

Oreti River House offers high quality self contained accommodation surrounded by spectacular scenery
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Oreti River House offers high quality self contained accommodation surrounded by spectacular scenery
The second bedroom has a queen bed. All rooms have double glazed windows for warmth and quiet nights
All bedrooms have feather doonas and thick insulated curtains for warmth and privacy.
All the ingredients for making delicious meals can be found in Lumsden's well stocked supermarket.
The house has a washing machine, clothes dryer and indoor and outdoor washing lines.
The outdoor firepit is a happy place to meet after a long day fishing, cycling or sightseeing.
The house has a stocked herb garden for the enjoyment of guests.
Views of distant mountains peep above the cabbage trees from beyond the front balcony.
Oreti River House is suitable for a relaxing summer or winter holiday in New Zealand.
The Oreti River near Lumsden is a classic braided river twisting over glacial pebbles.
The Oreti River has water so clear that it provides a glassy window for viewing large brown trout.
The South Island of New Zealand is famous for its crystal clear rivers and large brown trout.
The Mataura River is a dry fly fishing mecca and attracts anglers from across the globe.
The nearby Von River has been filmed in the Lord of The Rings Epic.
The Whitestone River is another sparkling  waterway set under snow capped mountains
The Pomahaka River has jade green clear water, colorful pebble beaches and long ripple runs.
Many beautiful rivers flow into the Oreti River and provide magnificent sight fishing for large fish
Opportunities to outplay and outlast the big brown are within 1 hours drive of Lumsden.
The emerald clear water of the nearby Waikaia River offers perfect dry fly fishing conditions.
Small streams like the Longridge near Lumsden can provide great fly fishing adventures in spring.
A large variety of walks through native forest are available within a short drive from the house.
The Around the Mountains Cycle Trail follows the edges of the Oreti River next to Lumsden.
Large flocks of Corriedale sheep are a very common sight in Southland.
The endangered Black-Billed Gull can be seen on many rivers in Southland.
It is easy to see pairs of the large goose-like Paradise Shelduck around Lumsden.
Many day walks can be enjoyed near to Lumsden.
Day walks can be organised for a taste of the Kepler and Milford Tracks - two famous NZ Great Walks.
Pretty streams, leafy paths, ferns and moss are typical along walks in the forests of Southland.
Swingbridge crossing the Waiau River at the bottom end of the Kepler Track Great Walk.
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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
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 10 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

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Management response:Responded 11 January 2018

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

Reviewed 9 January 2018

Situated in Lumsden, this house is perfect for cyclists/walkers with the new Around the Mountain Trail cycle track on its doorstep and of course if you are a fisherman/woman the house is jam packed with brochures and booklets with advice for fishing on the Oreti...More

Thank BeverleyandMurray
Management response:Responded 10 January 2018

Thanks Beverley and Murray for your review. It's good to hear that you enjoyed the cycling and walking trails. You were perfect guests and most welcome!

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Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 14 December 2015


Management response:Responded 17 December 2015


  • 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
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • 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 Queen
    1 Crib
    1 Twin
    1 Full
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1 Jun 2018 -
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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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