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Oreti River House

Oreti River Lodge

Oreti River House is a very comfortable, self contained holiday house in the centre of Lumsden and close to some of Southlands most famous rivers. Fully renovated it provides old charm with modern facilities suitable for families and groups. Only one hours drive from Queenstown, Te Anau or Invercargill, the house provides quality accommodation and is a unique place to stay surrounded by spectacular rivers and scenery.

The house sleeps 5 adults and for bigger groups there is additional accommodation for 6 adults at Rod and Wheel House, next door.

Colin and Lynda-Marie Walker


1 Folia Street
Lumsden New Zealand 9742

Contact details

Phone: +64 21 025 024 03

Email: bookings@lumsdenholidayhouses.co.nz 

Web: www.oretiriverhouse.co.nz

Please mention nzfishing.com when you make an enquiry or booking.

Fishing waters

Upper Oreti River

The upper Oreti River

Oreti River House is located in the country town of Lumsden and is a short 15 minute walk from the Oreti River.

Whether you like to fish large waters or stalk trout in crystal clear mountain streams, you will find your perfect fishing location a short distance from Lumsden. This friendly town is centrally positioned in Southland with great fishing spots in every direction of the compass.

Local fishing waters include the:

Oreti River

Mataura River

Aparima River

Waikaia River

Waimea Stream

Nevis River

Pomahaka River

Von River

Tomogalak Stream


Oreti River House is marked on the upper Oreti River map.


Features of Oreti River House Include

  • Accommodation for 5 adults in three bedrooms (split king, queen and 1 single bed)
  • Undercover parking plus a wide open parking area for boats or larger vehicles
  • Two bathrooms
  • Fully equipped kitchen and laundry
  • All linen and towels supplied
  • Gas fire, reverse cycle air conditioning and electric blankets
  • SKY TV, DVD and iPod music system
  • Wireless Internet access
  • BBQ, extensive landscaped gardens and an outdoor fire pit


  • Bedroom 1 - Super king bed or two king single beds
  • Bedroom 2 - Queen size bed
  • Bedroom 3 - Two single beds


  • Main bathroom - bath/shower combination, toilet
  • Second bathroom - cubicle shower, toilet
  • For bookings longer than 7 days , fresh linen and a light clean is provided each week
  • Complimentary tea, coffee, hot chocolate, soap and shampoo
  • Breakfast can be pre-ordered to be placed in the fridge and used on the first morning of your stay
  • Chef services can be organised to cater for some or all meals at the house 
  • SKY TV and DVD. A selection of fishing and general DVDs are available
  • iPod and iPhone compatible music system
  • Free wireless Internet access
  • Security combination safe available for valuables
  • Information board and booklet showing local fishing access points and general fishing details
  • Wader racks and boot cleaning brushes
  • Digital weather forecasting system
  • Outdoor fire pit available
  • Gas BBQ available under pergola with seating
  • The house is conveniently located close to town services. The supermarket with bottle shop, bakery, restaurant, and pub are only a short walk away
  • Although close to town services the house is hidden by hedges, making it private and secluded
Local attractions and activities
  • Trout fishing on over 35 rivers, lakes and streams
  • Cycling (two bicycles are available for hire from the House).
  • Cycling on the Around the Mountains Rail Trail which now connects Lumsden to Five Rivers and Mossburn.
  • Sightseeing Southland's scenic destinations
  • Jet boat or sea kayak on Lake Manapouri
  • Visit the Croydon Aviation Heritage Museum at Mandeville
  • Golf at the local country course at Lumsden
  • Visit the original steam train and vintage station at Kingston
  • Visit Walter Peak high country farm on the TSS Earnslaw
  • Take a flight in a Bi-plane from the Old Mandeville Airfield

For other activities in the area see the Rod and Wheel House


"Oreti River House is a well maintained, comfortable home with everything you'll need for your stay. A lot of thought and effort have gone into the remodeling and landscaping of this property. The beds and pillows are very comfortable, linens are of a high quality. We enjoyed the gardens and watching the birds and the hedgehog. The owners and manager have been great to work with. Lumsden is a friendly, quiet town with plenty of good fishing". Linda M. Potsdam New York

“This is an excellent first class accommodation - way above average. Everything was beautifully presented, meticulously clean and the standard of workmanship on this property was first class. The place is perfect for catching fish with fantastic rivers all around we had a great time and will come back as there is so much to see.” John Phillips, Sydney ,Australia.

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Indicative tariff
as at 1 Oct 2015

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