Riverview Lodge is located on the South Island of New Zealand in the heart of trophy brown country. The lodge is conveniently located within leisurely driving distance of Nelson, Christchurch, and Kaikora and offers both fishing and non-fishing activities.

Riverview Lodge is situated on a plateau overlooking the beautiful Hanmer Springs valley of the Spencer mountains, the Waiau, Hanmer and Percival Rivers, and beautiful rural farmland. Born and raised “Kiwi’s” John and Robin Gemmell have owned and operated Riverview Lodge for over 25 years. After your first visit to the lodge it won’t take long before you feel like part of the family, staying in luxurious accommodations with unbelievable Panoramic views.

Riverview offers 5 guest bedrooms, with either King or Queen beds and modern private bathrooms. There are large lounge areas, a stone log fire, pool room, satelite Sky TV, laundry facilities, and a computer with Wi Fi for your use. Owners, Robin & John, have a private cottage on site, so they’re never far away.

The lodge offers predominantly brown trout fishing with experienced guides who have fished this areaa over a lifetime. In the off-season duck and game hunting are also offered.

John Gemmell and his guiding staff have guided clients to some of the largest Brown Trout In New Zealand. The average size is 5 to 6 pounds, however most every season a 10 pound plus fish is caught, every angler’s dream.

Clear mountain waters offer the opportunity to see the brown trout before it sees you. Brown trout immediately seek cover if they see movement on the riverbank. Your guide goes ahead, stalks the fish, then points it out to you. With additional instructions, the challenge is for you to outsmart the fish. Being one of the most difficult freshwater fish to catch, the satisfaction of hooking and landing a New Zealand Brown Trout is a rewarding experience.

Non-Fishing Activities

Hanmer Springs Alpine Spa Village is one of New Zealand’s most popular tourist destinations. There are a number of non-fishing activities available around Hamner Springs. Soak in a one of Hamner Springs’ famous thermal spa pools, private Sauna and Spa treatments, wine tastings at local vineyards, whale watching, seal photography, golf, forest walks, horse treks, jet boat rides, rafting, and bungy jumping (for the more adventurous). With Christchurch less than 2-hours drive, a day trip to visit the Arts & Crafts Centre, Art Gallery is possible, as well as the Tranz Alpine Scenic Train to Greymouth.

Our Services are Free!

Riverview Lodge 2017 – 2018 Rates

(All rates are subject to change)

Shoulder Season

Effective Spring: November 1 – December 14, 2017 & Autumn: March 15 – 31, 2018

Nights/Days Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
4/3 $3,245 pp NZD $5,030 pp NZD
5/4 $4,150 pp NZD $6,475 pp NZD
6/5 $5,055 pp NZD $7,920 pp NZD
7/6 $5,960 pp NZD $9,365 pp NZD

Peak Season

Effective Summer: December 15, 2017 – March 14, 2018

Nights/Days Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
4/3 $3,625 pp NZD $5,150 pp NZD
5/4 $4,625 pp NZD $6,625 pp NZD
6/5 $5,625 pp NZD $8,100 pp NZD
7/6 $6,625 pp NZD $9,575 pp NZD

Included: Accommodations at River Lodge with a private bath; Guided fishing with an experienced local guide; All meals; All land concessions; Pre-dinner house wine and beer; GST tax.

Not Included: Fishing license; Staff and Guide Gratuities; Beverages; Phone calls; excursion activities.

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