Hosted Trip F ly f i s h i n g i n N e w Z e a l a n d
A Barry & Cathy Beck Departure February 5 - 21, 2018
Riverview Lodge & Owen River Lodge
We Share Your Passion
Take Your Travel Experience Further: The Hosted Trip Difference Unparalleled Service and Knowledge Every Step of the Way What to Expect Dear Traveler, It is easy to say what we love about New Zealand. First of all, it’s the fish — wild, smart, beautiful brown trout. Secondly are the warm, friendly Kiwi people. Lastly is the rugged wild remoteness of the South Island. It truly is the Everest of trout fishing. You can pit yourself against the trout of a lifetime fishing in rivers where water is often described as clear as air. This is quality verses quantity, go once and you’ll have to go back. After having traveled throughout New Zealand for many years, we’ve settled into two lodges where we quite frankly feel most at home. We’ll stop first at Riverview Lodge, in the Hanmer Springs area, where John and Robin Gemmell will show us what Kiwi hospitality is all about. Robin will immediately make you part of their family, and John and his guides will introduce you to the world famous Hope River. It is for us one of our favorite trout rivers in the world. After the wonderful experience at Riverview Lodge, we will travel to Owen River Lodge to meet with the owner, Felix Borenstein. Strategically located in the middle of some of the best trout rivers on the South Island, Owen River Lodge sets the bar high for guest hospitality, cuisine and a stable of well-seasoned fishing guides. A trip to New Zealand would not be complete without a stop at Owen River Lodge. Come with us to the South Island of New Zealand. It is a trip that you won’t soon forget. Sincerely,
Barry and Cathy Beck
• Riverview Lodge and Owen River Lodge have reputations of excellence with experienced guide teams, comfortable accommodations and fresh cuisine featuring the best Kiwi ingredients. • Each lodge has a wide variety of rivers to fish, ranging from small mountain creeks to larger freestone rivers. • While most of the fishing is via 4WD from each lodge, ala carte helicopter fly-outs are available into the rugged back country for a truly wonderful outdoor fishing experience.
About the Lodges
Owen River Lodge: is an owner-managed operation that specializes in fly fishing, yet also caters to non-fishers. With comfortable cottage suites and sensational modern cuisine featuring fresh local produce and Marlborough wines, this lodge is sure to please. Attention to detail, a dedicated house staff and a high level of service are hallmarks at this property ideally located close to an enormous variety of rivers and streamsover 25 are accessible within a 90-minute drive. The guest’s cottage suites are sun-lit and offer amazing views of the river, the Owen Ranges and Kahurangi National Park. Riverview Lodge : is a unique brown trout fly fishing lodge located at Hamner Springs in the South Island of New Zealand. Specializing in accommodating smaller groups for first-rate angling, owner/operator John Gemmell has 30+ years of experience fishing and hunting in the area and has secured access to productive waters. Along with his wife Robin and their associates, John does everything possible to ensure clients have a wonderful New Zealand experience while enjoying very comfortable accommodations complemented with a very high standard of cuisine.
About Barry & Cathy Beck Longtime Frontiers trip hosts and photographers, the Becks travel far and wide to follow their love for fly fishing and nature photography. Based in Pennsylvania, Barry and Cathy write books, host fly fishing departures, lead African photo safaris, and operate a stock photography business. The Becks are well-known in the fishing, photography, and travel industries, and possess a stellar reputation for their skill, knowledge, and expertise born out of a 20 year career. Their most recent books include Cathy Beck’s Fly Fishing Handbook, now in its third edition; Fly Waters Near and Far, a coffee table book of photographs, and a soon-to-be-released book on Alaska.
Proposed Itinerary for Riverview Lodge & Owen River Lodge February 5 - 21, 2018
Monday, February 5 Depart the US
Tuesday, February 6
Day lost crossing International Date Line
Riverview Lodge - February 7 - 14, 2018 Wednesday, February 7
Arrive Auckland. After clearing customs, proceed to the domestic terminal for your flight to Christchurch. Upon arrival, the party will be met and transferred to Riverview Lodge in Hanmer Springs.
Thursday. February 8 - Tuesday, February 13
Enjoy six days of guided fishing from Riverview Lodge with hosts John and Robin Gemmell. John is reputed for knowing where all the trophy trout are in this part of New Zealand and no one knows the water better than he and the Riverview guides. With vast experience and access to a great deal of pristine private water and lands, John and his guides can ensure an outstanding angling experience. While remote helicopter fly-outs are easily arranged, there are miles and miles of superb trout water that is easily accessed by four wheel drive from the lodge. From small to large rivers, anglers will test their skills with trout in the 3 to 10 lb. range. Beautifully landscaped Riverview Lodge offers spacious, comfortable rooms with a homey feel overlooking the village of Hanmer Springs. Meals are prepared by chefs from around the world who come to New Zealand for the season. Conveniently located close to Hanmer Springs, it is easy to arrange a massage, visit to the hot springs or a quick trip to town.
*Itinerary subject to change
Owen River Lodge - February 14 - 21, 2018 Wednesday, February 14
If you are concluding six days at Riverview, the party will be transferred by private coach to Owen River Lodge where accommodations in either single or double rooms are confirmed for seven nights. All meals, house wine, beer and spirits are included. If you are arriving from the States, we will arrange for you to be met at the Nelson Airport and transferred to Owen River Lodge.
Thursday, February 15 - Tuesday, February 20
You’ll enjoy six days of fishing from Owen River Lodge, a contemporary-styled fly fishing lodge in the Nelson Lakes area offering relaxed, professional service in stylish surroundings. The guest cottages are elegant and full of sunlight, with stunning views of the river, the valley and Mount Owen. The lodge sits on the banks of the Owen River, ideal for a quiet after-dinner cast during the evening rise. Felix Borenstein and his ORL staff cater to experienced and novice fly fishers and there are a number of non-fishing activities in the area including horseback riding, hiking, rafting, mountain biking and craft and art trails. The lodge’s central location offers easy access to the Nelson and West Coast Fisheries. Guests enjoy fly fishing on numerous blue-ribbon streams and rivers with over 30 waters accessible by road, most within a one hour drive, and countless others by helicopter. The region is renowned as a brown trout fishery with the average trout size ranging from four to six pounds and the occasional 10 pounder making an angler’s dream come true.
Wednesday, February 21
The party will be transferred to the Nelson Airport for connecting flights back to the States.
Owen River Lodge
Rates Riverview Lodge Fishing Package* Double occupancy / shared guide: $4,770 Single occupancy / private guide rates: $6,894 Inclusions: GST, seven nights’ accommodation, six days of guided fly-fishing, daily breakfast and three course dinner with house wine and beers, loan fishing equipment Exclusions: Airline transportation, gratuities, fishing license fees and items of a personal nature. Owen River Lodge* Double occupancy / shared guide: $5,976 Single occupancy / private guide rates: $8,604 Transfer costs not included in package and will be included on final invoice on a shared basis based on the number of travelers. Inclusions: GST, seven nights’ accommodation in the guest cottage, six days of guided fly-fishing, canapés, a three course dinner, cooked English or Continental breakfast, daily picnic lunch, New Zealand house wine and beer, Wi-Fi, the use of all lodge facilities, including the use of loan fly fishing. Exclusions: Airline transportation, gratuities, fishing license fees and items of a personal nature. Deposits payment refund policy: A non-refundable deposit of 50 percent of the land cost is due at time of reservation. Balance payable at time of final land package invoicing. Final / full payment is also non-refundable unless client replacement is provided. *Rates subject to change.
Your Airline Connection
In addition to providing a superior experience while you’re fishing in New Zealand, the Airline Department at Frontiers can coordinate all of your travel logistics to and from Auckland. Airline ticket costs are not included.
Frontiers Contact Our team of highly specialized agents coordinate every last detail of your trip. For this hosted departure, please contact:
Senior Program Manager Toll-free: 1-800-245-1950 Phone: 724-935-1577 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Copyright © 2016. Frontiers International Travel. All rights reserved.
The air holidays and flights in this brochure are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 3315. Copyright © 2017. Frontiers International Travel. All rights reserved.