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Riverview Lodge

Riverview Lodge

Riverview Lodge is located in the heart of trophy brown trout country at Hamner Springs in the South Island of New Zealand. You hosts Robin and John offer fly fishing packages and wonderful lodge accommodation. Riverview Lodge has been operating as a brown trout fly fishing lodge for the past 25+ years and the staff look forward to meeting your accommodation expectations.

The guides' work hard with you to achieve that memory of hooking a "once in a life time" trophy fish. Brown trout in the area average 5 pounds (20-26 inches) with many much larger fish caught each season.

Hosts Robin and John Gemmell

 749 Hanmer Springs Rd,

Hanmer Springs, 7334

Contact details

Phone: +64 3 315 7254
Mobile: 027 693 0011

Email:  gemmell.riverview@xtra.co.nz

Web: www.riverviewlodge.co.nz

Fishing waters

Riverview Lodge is located in the heart of some of New Zealand's top brown trout fishing waters. The lodge itself overlooks the Waiau River and located within a short distance are the following waters:

Watch video of fishing at Riverview Lodge and take a look at some of the fish caught by guests.


See the location of Riverview Lodge on Google maps

Accommodation Riverview Lodge has five bedrooms with either queen or king sized beds each with their own private bathroom.

There is also:

  • A large lounge area
  • A stone fireplace
  • Satellite TV
  • Free Wifi
  • Laundry facilities

Riverview Lodge employs a chef, offering you scrumptious cuisine after your busy, fun day.


Dietary preferences can be catered to, but prior notice is always appreciated, to ensure the correct food is ordered.


The Lodge nestles on a plateau overlooking the beautiful Hanmer Springs valley of mountains, rivers and rural farmland. It has large established and spacious gardens, a large outdoor deck, all with these spectacular panoramic views. A true relaxing and tranquil atmosphere.


Wake up to the song of the Bellbird and watch them at the bird feeder having their breakfast, lunch and dinner! The rural setting allows you to see the lambs next door frolicking around, or the calves lazing in the field. It also allows you utmost privacy.


River view Lodge has three guides including owner John Gemmell who has over 25 years experience in fishing the area.

See more about the guides and what the lodge can offer anglers.


Local attractions and activities

Hanmer Springs is one of New Zealand's top tourist destinations with plenty to offer any non-fishing partner or to relax after time on the river. Some of the many attractions include:

  • Hot thermal mineral pools
  • Spa & Beauty package in Hanmer Springs
  • Wine tasting at the local vineyard
  • Whale watching, dolphins and seals at the seaside town of Kaikoura
  • Tranz Alpine scenic train through the Southern Alps

Thanx for everything. All the drives, massages, wine tastings etc and good food
Marianne Albels, South Africa.

Your hospitality was amazing. The food was delicious and the secenery was breathtaking. We had heard numerous stories about the friendliness of the New Zealands and y'all and the staff at Riverview surpassed all our expectations. We wish you the best and cant wait to see you again.
Brett Lawler, Georgetown TX USA

Tariff Please contact the lodge for prices, special deals and availability


Robin and John

Your hosts Robin and John

Large brown

Knowledgable guides

Riverview Lodge


Brown trout




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