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“A wonderful home with every comfort and amenity.”
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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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Venture50...
1 review
“A wonderful home with every comfort and amenity.”
Reviewed 9 January 2018 for a stay in December 2017

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, supermarket and great rivers for fly fishing.

Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
10 Jan 2018
You are both most welcome guests and we hope you enjoyed your trips to the local rivers.
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Beverleya...
Dunedin
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“Delightful peaceful renovated house with beautiful native garden”
Reviewed 8 January 2018 for a stay in December 2017

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 River. The private garden is exceedingly spacious planted out with native plants and is delightful to relax in with a BBQ and an ingenious fireplace. The house has been sympathetically restored and renovated and was clean and tidy with lots of thought given to what holidaymakers might actually need. With shops, cafes etc just a few minutes walk away you don't really need your car. Lumsden is also part of the Heritage Trail so lots to see and do if you want to drag yourself from chilling in the garden plus places like the Mavora Lakes, Lake Hauroko with walking trails were on the agenda. It truly is a lovely place to relax and wind down. Thank you to our hosts and house manager.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Jan 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 for a stay in December 2015

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Liked best: After the company then the beautiful garden
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Dec 2015
We don't often have railway enthusiasts stay! I know you enjoyed seeing the new displays at the Lumsden Station Railway Precinct. Good to hear you also liked the big garden and outdoor activities. We hope you can visit us again !
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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 30 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

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Liked best: Under floor heating in bathroom
Liked least: Nothing to comment on
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 Nov 2015
Thanks Peter, we hope to see you again and hear about your fishing adventures!
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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 November 2015 for a stay in May 2015

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Liked best: Great kitchen and beautiful gardens
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
14 Nov 2015
We are glad you enjoyed your stay. The new cycle track which follows the Oreti River is a great autumn activity. Come back and try the trout fishing in summer!
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