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“Wonderful part of outstanding New Zealand Rugby...”
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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
All the ingredients for making delicious meals can be found in Lumsden's well stocked supermarket. All bedrooms have feather doonas and thick insulated curtains for warmth and privacy.
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Oreti River House offers high quality self contained accommodation surrounded by spectacular scenery
All the ingredients for making delicious meals can be found in Lumsden's well stocked supermarket.
All bedrooms have feather doonas and thick insulated curtains for warmth and privacy.
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

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davisbm
Sydney, Australia
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“Wonderful part of outstanding New Zealand Rugby World Cup experience”
Reviewed 10 November 2011 for a stay in September 2011

Our stay at Oreti River House was part of a memorable visit to the South Island of New Zealand to coincide with the pool stages of the Rugby World Cup 2011. The house itself was beautifully set up, had all the conveniences one could hope for on a holiday (including Sky TV and the facility to schedule all Rugby matches and programs to be recorded to watch at leisure). Lumsden itself is so well located, close to Queenstown, Invercargill. Gore, Te Anau which allowed for some wonderful day trips and outstanding meals, winery visits etc as well as the comfort of a home away from home to enjoy and relax. The outdoor bush stove provided wonderful setting in the evening to enjoy a glass of wine and to soak up the atmosphere. Obviously if we were into trout fishing it would have opened up another whole set of adventures.

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Management Response
10 Mar 2015
Thank-you for taking the time to complete the review. Our outdoor fire pit is very popular and is now surrounded by a lush exotic New Zealand garden. Looking up at the glorious Milky Way Galaxy from the fire pit is one of the simple pleasures offered by the house. Yes the rugby, local food and wine, trout fishing and cycling make Lumsden a very happy place to stay. We hope to see you and your friends back for another visit!
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